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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

Piglet's Big Movie (2003)

"Children from two to twelve will smile from the first frame to the last, as will parents filled with their own warm memories of Milne's creations."

Posted Mar 21, 2003

Larry Carroll

2 30%

Dreamcatcher (2003)

"Takes turns being charming, boring, suspenseful, silly, imaginative and cliched, and is ultimately brought down by its frustrating refusal to decide what tale it wants to tell."

Posted Mar 21, 2003

Larry Carroll

3 64%

Willard (2003)

"This new Willard is the rarest of films - a remake that completely eclipses the original - and the most significant reason is Glover's performance."

Posted Mar 14, 2003

Larry Carroll

4 30%

The Hunted (2003)

"Friedkin keeps a blissful tension from the first frame to the last, and that makes it a difficult movie to not get caught up in."

Posted Mar 14, 2003

Larry Carroll

5 34%

Bringing Down The House (2003)

"It relies on stolen gags for humor, forced relationships for empathy, and racist jokes for shock value."

Posted Mar 7, 2003

Larry Carroll

6 33%

Tears of the Sun (2003)

"This is the best Bruce Willis movie since his last one! - Let's see them blurb that."

Posted Mar 7, 2003

Larry Carroll

7 29%

Dischord (2003)

"Like an old relative you haven't seen in ten years, you know the story of Dischord, but enough has changed to make for an interesting visit."

Posted Mar 1, 2003

Larry Carroll

8 96%

Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts) (2002)

"A startlingly real film that packs remarkable emotional power, and gives a glimpse of the kind of genuine human depth that the Dogme decree was meant to tap into."

Posted Mar 1, 2003

Larry Carroll

9 58%

Dark Blue (2003)

"A high-intensity performance by Kurt Russell, in what is easily his best movie in ten years"

Posted Feb 26, 2003

Larry Carroll

10 60%

Old School (2003)

"My throat was sore from laughing so hard"

Posted Feb 26, 2003

Larry Carroll

11 19%

The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

"Practically any one scene from the original film oozes more creativity and humor than the whole of Jungle Book 2."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Larry Carroll

12 73%

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)

"A rare film that confidently balances between the two most unlikely extremes - joy and terror - and adeptly handles them both."

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Larry Carroll

13 14%

Canadian Bacon (1995)

"A funny, underrated little gem that doesn't say much for Michael Moore as a fictional director, but does showcase his talents as a writer. The last decent John Candy film."

Posted Feb 7, 2003

Larry Carroll

14 42%

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

"Should have been called How to Lose an Audience in 10 Minutes, because that's how long it takes to alienate you with its overly convoluted premise."

Posted Feb 7, 2003

Larry Carroll

15 66%

Shanghai Knights (2003)

"Jackie Chan ups the ante with some of his best chop-socky moves, but there's little else to get excited about."

Posted Feb 7, 2003

Larry Carroll

16 94%

Lost in La Mancha (2003)

"It's been said that Reservoir Dogs inspired thousands of video store clerks to pick up movie cameras. I would suspect that Lost in La Mancha might make them get back behind the counter."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Larry Carroll

17 43%

The Recruit (2003)

"It could have been a much better movie. But, unfortunately, Al Pacino can only play one character at a time."

Posted Jan 31, 2003

Larry Carroll

18 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"It turns the squirm factor up to 11"

Posted Jan 31, 2003

Larry Carroll

19 23%

Biker Boyz (2003)

"Biker Boyz leaves The Fast and the Furious eating its dust."

Posted Jan 31, 2003

Larry Carroll

20 57%

The Guru (2002)

"If laughs were calories, The Guru would be the equivalent of a Weight Watchers breakfast bar."

Posted Jan 31, 2003

Larry Carroll

21 89%

Russian Ark (2002)

"Director Aleksandr Sokurov and cinematographer Tilman Buttner have accomplished a truly awe-inspiring feat. It's just a shame that the narrative falls victim to the beast that they have created."

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Larry Carroll

22 24%

A Guy Thing (2003)

"What's bothersome is the overall ethic of the film, the notion that every character needs to be outrageous, that any comical situation should be pushed nauseatingly far beyond plausibility, and most significantly, that the audience are a bunch of idiots."

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Larry Carroll

23 8%

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

"Jack is reminiscent of such films as Short Circuit, The Monster Squad and the Don Knotts vehicles of the late Sixties - certainly not the most well constructed pieces of entertainment, but endearing nevertheless."

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Larry Carroll

24 19%

Just Married (2003)

"There are some movies that are good, there are some movies that are bad, and there are some movies that are made tolerable simply because the stars seem to be having fun. Just Married is all three."

Posted Jan 10, 2003

Larry Carroll

25 87%

Chicago (2002)

"There are a lot of words that could describe this musical, but the best summation would lay within these two: it's alive."

Posted Dec 31, 2002

Larry Carroll

26 78%

25th Hour (2003)

"Spike Lee's best film since Clockers."

Posted Dec 20, 2002

Larry Carroll

27 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"Two Towers should serve as a postcard to George Lucas, one that reads 'Making great movies, wish you were here!'."

Posted Dec 18, 2002

Larry Carroll

28 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"Payne has created a beautiful canvas, and Nicholson proves once again that he's the best brush in the business."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Larry Carroll

29 82%

Drumline (2002)

"There's a reason why people go to the bathroom during halftime."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Larry Carroll

30 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"Despite all of Kaufman's rage, he's still just a rat in a cage. But at least he's raging."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Larry Carroll

31 65%

Evelyn (2002)

"...could very well prove to be Brosnan's 'The Sand Pebbles', a standout dramatic performance from an action star looking to be taken seriously."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Larry Carroll

32 64%

Le Battement d'Ailes du Papillon (Happenstance) (The Beating of the Butterfly's Wings) (2000)

Posted Dec 11, 2002

Daniel Baig

33 21%

Empire (2002)

"What you get with Empire is a movie you've seen many times before, repackaged as new material because there is a Latino in the lead."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Larry Carroll

34 27%

Analyze That (2002)

"It's like Kenny Rogers said, "You've got to know when to walk away"."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Larry Carroll

35 37%

Equilibrium (2002)

"What you would end up with if you took Orwell, Bradbury, Kafka, George Lucas and the Wachowski Brothers and threw them into a blender. But that's just the problem with it - the director hasn't added enough of his own ingredients."

Posted Dec 6, 2002

Larry Carroll

36 38%

They (2002)

"If anyone out there does see They, please feel free to contact me so that we can file a class-action lawsuit."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Larry Carroll

37 68%

Treasure Planet (2002)

"A movie that will thrill you, touch you and make you laugh as well."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Larry Carroll

38 12%

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

"A little gem of animated lunacy that shows the comedian getting back to his roots."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Larry Carroll

39 66%

Solaris (2002)

"Some will think it's brilliant and others may call it garbage - but very few will be able to say that they've ever seen anything quite like it."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Larry Carroll

40 69%

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

"Dares to look conventional Hollywood wisdom in the eye and refuses to blink"

Posted Nov 22, 2002

Larry Carroll

41 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"The best of the Pierce Brosnan James Bond films to date."

Posted Nov 22, 2002

Larry Carroll

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Ben Harper - Pleasure and Pain (2002)

"As viewers leave the theater, they may end up asking themselves a question which it wasn't attempting to elicit: Does knowing this much about a great musical talent help or hinder your ability to like the music?"

Posted Nov 20, 2002

Larry Carroll

43 67%

Interview With the Assassin (2002)

"There is enough creativity on display to make the film intriguing. Unlike the subject of the story, however, Interview with the Assassin misses its target."

Posted Nov 20, 2002

Larry Carroll

44 81%

Tully (2002)

"A simple, sometimes maddeningly slow film that has just enough charm and good acting to make it interesting, but is ultimately pulled under by the pacing and lack of creativity within."

Posted Nov 11, 2002

Larry Carroll

45 82%

Derrida (2002)

"Any movie this boring should be required to have ushers in the theater that hand you a cup of coffee every few minutes. Like a marathon runner trying to finish a race, you need a constant influx of liquid just to get through it."

Posted Nov 11, 2002

Larry Carroll

46 87%

Far From Heaven (2003)

"Forget about one Oscar nomination for Julianne Moore this year - she should get all five."

Posted Nov 8, 2002

Larry Carroll

47 15%

I Spy (2002)

"I spied with my little eye...a mediocre collection of cookie-cutter action scenes and occasionally inspired dialogue bits"

Posted Nov 1, 2002

Larry Carroll

48 83%

All or Nothing (2002)

"The movie isn't always easy to look at. But if it is indeed a duty of art to reflect life, than Leigh has created a masterful piece of artistry right here."

Posted Oct 28, 2002

Larry Carroll

49 61%

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

"Like the Tuck family themselves, this movie just goes on and on and on and on"

Posted Oct 16, 2002

Larry Carroll

50 54%

The Transporter (2002)

"The title character is far too good for the movie he inhabits"

Posted Oct 11, 2002

Larry Carroll

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