Los Angeles Daily News
Amores Perros (2001)
"Never fails to be smart, engaging, audacious and haunting."
Kingdom Come (2001)
"A lightweight, generally pleasant dramedy."
Beautiful Creatures (2001)
"Celebrates disgusting behavior as much as any Guy Ritchie film, only without the touches of wit and characterization that make Ritchie's work palatable."
Just Visiting (2001)
"Though often crude, obvious and repetitive, in general the movie means well and is played with light, expert brio."
Along Came a Spider (2001)
"Artful restraint in presentation can't counterbalance the lunacy of Along Came a Spider's content."
"An extraordinary film about freedom, the loss of innocence and the pull of life's inescapable social forces."
"A flat, rather uninvolving cautionary tale that manages to take a pretty compelling true story and turn it into standard-issue television fare."
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
"Brosnan makes Osnard into one of the spy genre's great cynical manipulators, Bond on a bender. It's too bad the rest of the film can't quite live down to his character."
Spy Kids (2001)
"To sum up, if you want your children to someday appreciate the true art of cinema, Spy Kids is a terrific movie to start with."
Someone Like You (2001)
"Hopefully, a cure will soon be found for this bovine approach to relationship absurdities."
Too Much Sleep (2001)
"More of an interesting curio than a full-fledged film."
Say It Isn't So (2001)
"Another witless slob comedy."
"Call it a guilty pleasure. But it's a pleasure nonetheless."
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
"Worthy tribute to the sacrifice and suffering that such historically necessary hell required."
"Relentlessly suspenseful and, at perfectly timed intervals, outlandishly funny."
The Dish (2001)
"An appealing charmer full of grace, good humor and perfectly drawn characters."
Simon Magus (2001)
"Hopkins is determined to give his feature debut an overarching fablelike quality that his writing simply does not support."
"Leconte fans will appreciate a much richer, gnarlier foray into the dangerous realm where fervid commitment takes over lives to the extent of threatening them and all about them."
When Brendan Met Trudy (2001)
15 Minutes (2001)
"Little more than a grim gross-out."
High Fidelity (2000)
"An impressive display of tough-minded humanism."
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
"It's an intriguing bunch of characters who stay with you long after the film's absurd ending has dissipated."
Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
"It's show biz, of course. But, at least in the way that Series 7 presents it, it seems unsettlingly close to the truth."
The Mexican (2001)
"This hodgepodge bears a great deal of charm that's not often found in slicker big-star vehicles."
Last Resort (2001)
"Last Resort ... marks the emergence of a filmmaker who, in cunningly addressing matters of restriction and escape, manages to really capture people with a camera."
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
"Suffers from a bloated length, a misogynistic spirit and a predominantly humorless tone."EDIT
"Boasts kooky insight into the thought processes, or lack thereof, behind such arrested fantasies."
"It's impossible to turn your eyes away from."
Down to Earth (2001)
"Besides being a bad idea, Down to Earth is ineptly staged."
Recess: School's Out (2001)
"Paul and Joe (they like to be on a first-name basis with their audience) have created a look that is as basic and down-to-earth as their characters."
"Falls far short of creating the mesmerizing menace of its justly celebrated predecessor."
The Invisible Circus (2001)
"The Invisible Circus remains true to its title, difficult to see the point of or enjoy."
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
"Take the last exit off the highway to art movie hell, and you'll probably have to stay at The Million Dollar Hotel."
Left Behind: The Movie (2001)
"So awful that even true believers will have difficulty staying awake."
In the Mood for Love (2001)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
"Everything in this movie, save for Matthew McConaughey's lonely understated performance, is shrill, grating and leaden."
The Pledge (2001)
"Nicholson drives the piece with an understated, quietly roiling performance that's the most natural work he's done in at least a decade."
Save the Last Dance (2001)
"More interesting as a barometer of suburban girls' fantasies than it is as a movie."
"This suspenseless, microchip-deep thriller bores whenever it's not a laugh riot display of astonishing idiocy."
Thirteen Days (2000)
An Everlasting Piece (2001)
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
State and Main (2000)
"As smart, witty and nasty as anything you'd expect from the artist."
The Family Man (2000)
"This predictable Christmas pudding actually possesses a little flavor, thanks almost entirely to its key performers."
Cast Away (2000)