Good Morning America
"It's the last 20 minutes that save the film from too much visual information (though it is state-of-the-art awesome) and too much exposition (without the humor that made episodes IV-VI three of the best films ever made). "
Die Another Day (2002)
Finding Nemo (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
American Wedding (2003)
The Hours (2002)
The Departed (2006)
Changing Lanes (2002)
"You never know where Changing Lanes is going to take you but it's a heck of a ride. Samuel L. Jackson is one of the best actors there is."
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
"Remember the movie critic Sony invented to give their films good reviews? Not even he would like this movie."
The Time Machine (2002)
"This version of H.G. Wells' Time Machine was directed by H.G. Wells' great-grandson. They should have found Orson Welles' great-grandson."
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
"What I learned from this movie: Absitenence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing."
We Were Soldiers (2002)
"The sentimental cliches mar an otherwise excellent film. A powerful performance from Mel Gibson and a brutal 90-minute battle sequence that does everything but issue you a dog-tag and an M-16."
Collateral Damage (2002)
"Compared to Traffic and Spy Games, films that deal with similar themes, this is mediocre movie-making ... The studio should not have released this film."
Big Fat Liar (2002)
"Home Alone goes Hollywood, a funny premise until the kids start pulling off stunts not even Steven Spielberg would know how to do. Besides, real movie producers aren't this nice."
I Am Sam (2001)
"TV-movie territory with three great performances. But I started crying 20 seconds into the movie and didn't stop till it was over."
Gosford Park (2001)
"One of Robert Altman's best which is another way of saying 'one of film's best.' And at least eight reasons Oscar needs an ensemble acting category."
Charlotte Gray (2002)
"Cate Blanchet made more movies this year than MGM and she was excellent in all of them. Her best shots for an Oscar nomination? Supporting actress in Bandits and Best Actress in Charlotte Grey."
Monster's Ball (2002)
"Yes, Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry give Oscar caliber performances. But so do Peter Boyle and Puff Daddy. When all the performances are excellent, critics' understand it's the direction."
Black Hawk Down (2001)
"A war movie so unflinching and so real there are scenes here and effects here that would make George S. Patton wince."
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
"You can't believe Russell Crowe is the same actor who won an Oscar one year ago for Gladiator. The film has a reveal so startling I almost got whiplash, shaking my head in amazement."
"Will Smith's Muhammed Ali isn't an impersonation, it's a transformation. There is no narration to tell us the story, no treacly music cues to tell us when to cry. Some audiences might be disconcerted at being treated so intelligently."
"Maybe by his second year in Hogwarts, Harry Potter will learn the trick to making a movie this good but don't bet on it. It's one of the best films of the year."
The Majestic (2001)
"The Majestic, an unabashed homage to Frank Capra. There's a reason even in the 1930's they called his movies 'Capracorn,' but, even though I argued withthe ending, this one got to me. The most Christmassy of all the holiday."
Vanilla Sky (2001)
"I have no idea why one of our most original film-makers would want to spend two years of his life translating someone else's movie from Spanish into English. And it wasn't such a good film in Spanish, either."
The Crew (2000)
The Replacements (2000)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Hollow Man (2000)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
The Kid (2000)
The Patriot (2000)
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Chicken Run (2000)
"There are last minute rescues and incredible visuals."
Big Momma's House (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
"An awfully good film"
"This movie is a bloody mess if I've ever seen one."
Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000)