Film Written Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 69%

Keeping the Faith (2000)

"This movie is as mixed a bag as any in recent memory."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

2 27%

Hollow Man (2000)

"A mediocre exercise in very nice special effects and tired slasher-film clichés."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

3 91%

High Fidelity (2000)

"There are enough great things -- at its best the movie is brilliant, at worst it meanders a bit -- to give you the movie "high" that is so rare."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

4 24%

Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000)

"See it, have fun, and leave it at that."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

5 82%

Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai (2000)

"Supremely entertaining, as long as you let yourself be drawn into its strange rhythms."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

6 12%

Get Carter (2000)

"If it had a taste, that taste would be rust and turpentine."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

7 84%

George Washington (2000)

"A must for anyone who believes that poetry can be expressed through the cinema."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

8 70%

Frequency (2000)

"All things considered, the film could have been a great deal better."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

9 33%

Final Destination (2000)

"The movie's greatest success -- it frightens us, not with shocks (although they are plenty), but with dread."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

10 65%

Dinosaur (2000)

"In a market where it's nearly impossible to find a decent children's film, it's well worth seeking out."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

11 85%

Chuck & Buck (2000)

"It's not a great leap forward in the art form, but see it; it's the sort of movie that Hollywood is always in the hot seat for not making."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

12 97%

Chicken Run (2000)

"There's enough heart, energy, and craftsmanship to keep things - ahem - aloft."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

13 67%

Boiler Room (2000)

"The film is a junior 'Wall Street,' a junior 'GoodFellas,' a junior 'Swingers,' a junior 'Office Space' -- junior everything."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

14 39%

Black and White (2002)

"Most of the acting is wretched, the screenplay is preachy and redundant, the ironic crosscutting is clumsy and obvious, and at the film's core is a soft, warm mush."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

15 30%

Big Momma's House (2000)

"Martin Lawrence is a natural comedian...the film passes the time easily enough."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

16 19%

The Beach (2000)

"It's been a while since I've seen so many visual and aural ideas flushed down the toilet."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

17 67%

American Psycho (2000)

"The antihero's lack of depth makes for a lack of surprise as the story unravels before us."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

18 91%

The Big Red One (1980)

"The squareness of the production seems out of place, anachronstic, for a 1980 film."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

19 33%

Trance (The Eternal: Kiss of the Mummy) (1998)

"Without a doubt the best-looking and -sounding contemporary horror film I've ever seen."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

20 81%

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

"Robert Donat is deeply affecting as the title character."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

21 95%

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

"A film which may just make you look at your life and ask some questions best left unanswered."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

22 100%

The Third Man (1949)

"One of the ten best films ever made."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

23 100%

The Searchers (1956)

"If ever you need proof of the worth of the genre, you'll find it here."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

24 73%

Falling Down (1993)

"Douglas' portrayal of a man heading for the abyss is utterly convincing."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

25 71%

Forrest Gump (2014)

"There's something in the centre of Forrest Gump, and soft is one thing it definitely ain't."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

26 43%

Waterworld (1995)

"It's not $200 million of entertainment, but a dead loss is one thing it definitely ain't. "

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

27 ——

Cosi (1997)

"Leaves the viewer simultaneously elated and vaguely disquieted."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

28 88%

Titanic (1997)

"The incredible finale more than makes up for its other crimes."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

29 52%

The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997)

"A cheerless, heartless monstrosity."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

30 88%

Career Girls (1997)

"Not every gift of value comes in fancy packaging."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

31 44%

Very Bad Things (1998)

"Sets the controls for the heart of the sun and never looks back."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

32 20%

Urban Legend (1998)

"A deeply stupid film."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

33 79%

The Thin Red Line (1998)

"Depressingly clinical."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

34 93%

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

"A message which can never be spoken too often, or for too long."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

35 33%

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

"Features acting which is beyond reproach."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

36 92%

A Bug's Life (1998)

"A feel-good movie I'll be revisiting on many a rainy Saturday morning."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

37 84%

Ratcatcher (1999)

"Ramsay seems intent on jettisoning anything which might arouse the slightest interest."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

38 57%

Pitch Black (2000)

"A cut-above the B-movie fare which pollutes the genre."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

39 25%

Mission To Mars (2000)

"Avoid at all costs."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

40 57%

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

"How the mighty have fallen."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

41 ——

Mundo Grua (Crane World) (1999)

"An excruciating exercise in monotony."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

42 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"It's a breath of fresh air, but there's not enough to fill the room."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

43 83%

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

"A sub-Hitchcockian runaround."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

44 67%

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

"As heroic failures go, it's up there with the best."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

45 85%

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Bruce Willis is making it increasingly difficult for me to assert that he has no acting ability."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

46 60%

Mystery Men (1999)

"An exuberant, hugely enjoyable romp."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

47 96%

The Insider (1999)

"At its best it is very good indeed, but don't expect to come away changed."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Andrew Howe

48 93%

Spy Kids (2001)

"A sincere, joyful, well-constructed piece of action cinema. Children are likely to have a ball."

Posted Apr 2, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

49 83%

The Hurricane (1999)

"A story which needed to be told."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

50 59%

Human Traffic (2000)

"A reasonable diversion."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

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