Film Written Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 80%

The Green Mile (1999)

"A near-masterpiece."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

2 89%

Galaxy Quest (1999)

"See it, enjoy it, and remind yourself why having fun is never a crime."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

3 11%

End of Days (1999)

"An effort which will join True Lies and Raw Deal in the dustbin of Schwarzenegger history."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

4 71%

The Cider House Rules (1999)

"Its appeal is not universal."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

5 71%

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

"A powerful, emotionally-draining slice-of-life."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

6 28%

The Bone Collector (1999)

"An acceptable time-waster."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

7 87%

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

"See it, enjoy it, forget it."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

8 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"A film which turns the microscope on the human condition in all its ragged glory."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Andrew Howe

9 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"A mad masterpiece!"

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

10 100%

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954)

"An engrossing, masterfully constructed epic."

Posted Apr 1, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

11 92%

Memento (2000)

"The joy we get from "Memento" comes from the solving of the mystery, not the solution itself."

Posted Mar 31, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

12 67%

Charlie's Angels (2000)

"It's a betrayal to the cinema, a waste of resources, and pretty much a piece of trash. But on the other hand, I had fun."

Posted Mar 29, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

13 40%

Proof of Life (2000)

"A well-acted disappointment."

Posted Mar 29, 2001

Andrew Howe

14 52%

Bounce (2000)

"An agreeable but ultimately insubstantial piece of fluff."

Posted Mar 27, 2001

Andrew Howe

15 100%

Imitation of Life (1934)

"It holds one's attention."

Posted Mar 27, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

16 76%

The Contender (2000)

"A ham-handed, sloppy, but well-meaning and occasionally quite successful political drama."

Posted Mar 26, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

17 82%

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

"A vivid, taut Hollywood actioner."

Posted Mar 26, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

18 100%

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

"One of MGM's sincere and almost frighteningly pious 1930s melodramas."

Posted Mar 26, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

19 82%

Jackie Chan's Project A ('A' gai wak) (Pirate Patrol) (1983)

"One of Jackie Chan's most deliriously freewheeling action-comedies."

Posted Mar 26, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

20 93%

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

"Runs out of energy and material at about the fifty-minute mark."

Posted Mar 26, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

21 54%

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

"At the precise moments when the audience ought to be riveted to the screen, Annaud seems to be nodding off at the controls."

Posted Mar 25, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

22 80%

Fight Club (1999)

"Great set-up, a weak delivery, and no follow-through."

Posted Mar 25, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

23 83%

Empire of the Sun (1987)

"While the techniques of the Spielberg-o-matic tend to go against the grain of the source material, the power of the underlying story shows through."

Posted Mar 25, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

24 62%

The Patriot (2000)

"I was rolling my eyes quite a bit, and for good reason, but the film isn't entirely bloodless, figuratively or literally."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

25 31%

28 Days (2000)

"A Lifetime Original Movie with naughty language."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

26 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

"Just sit back and enjoy the mess."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

27 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"Lacks hustle in a most troubling way."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

28 75%

Quills (2000)

"It has avant-garde credibility without being inaccessible."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

29 84%

Erin Brockovich (2000)

"It's not a great film, or even a very good one, but as a break from your springtime doldrums, it may be just the thing."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

30 94%

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

"A brilliant work of art, performed by skilled actors who are all, without exception, in top form."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

31 81%

A Few Good Men (1992)

"Basically just a big tizzy over nothing."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

32 88%

Scent of a Woman (1992)

"At one point Chris O'Donnell's character goads the colonel to shoot him -- I wish he had."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

33 85%

La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991)

"The only bright spot is Irene Jacob, who is as an actress organic and vibrant in a way that transcends Kielsowski's barren cinematic landscape."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

34 98%

Repo Man (1984)

"Messy, confusing, and self-indulgent. It's also very funny."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

35 97%

The Princess Bride (1987)

"I couldn't help feeling strangely empty after it was over."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

36 94%

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

"Kubrick is in his element in the Parris Island scenes, but loses his footing in Vietnam."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

37 85%

Slap Shot (1999)

"The best sports comedy ever made."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

38 94%

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1998)

"A fascinating glimpse inside the too-often overlooked art of motion picture photography."

Posted Mar 21, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

39 94%

Pulp Fiction (1994)

"The assembly is not a hair short of brilliant, the dialogue is endlessly inventive, and the story is chock full of entertaining bits of business."

Posted Mar 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

40 97%

Schindler's List (1993)

"I will say without fear of exaggeration that "Schindler's List" is Spielberg's best work as a director, and he is a man who has made many great films."

Posted Mar 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

41 83%

Thirteen Days (2000)

"It's a rousing, old-fashioned suspense drama with a half dozen utterly compelling set pieces."

Posted Mar 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

42 83%

The Hurricane (1999)

"The film is closer to Frankenstein's monster, with enormous chunks taken from earlier, better films about boxing, prison, and the struggle of a black man against racism."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

43 84%

The War Zone (1999)

"I cannot recommend this film as a fulfilling experience to anyone."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

44 57%

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

"It may be a Cracker Jack box with just the prizes inside, but they're pretty terrific prizes."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

45 100%

Toy Story 2 (1999)

"The inventiveness, both as a tale woven from the original "Toy Story" cloth, following the "Toy Story" rules, and as a visual experience, is head-spinning."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

46 88%

Almost Famous (2000)

"Like a great Spielberg film, we aren't sure which way we'll be pulled next, but we're certainly willing to go along for the ride."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

47 90%

Cast Away (2000)

"Although I very much enjoyed Tom Hanks' demanding and intensely physical performance, "Cast Away" is really a breakthrough for its director."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

48 77%

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

"It is not a great film, but it is a blast."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

49 92%

Traffic (2000)

"The most watchable, innovative Public Service Announcement ever made."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

50 54%

What Women Want (2001)

"The film ignores any kind of interesting take on the issue by feeding us an almost criminally lame, TV sitcom-level storyline."

Posted Mar 19, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

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