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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 31%

The Forgotten (2004)

"One of the neatest, scariest, most involving and frightening fantasy films ever. This is what good genre cinema is about."

Posted Sep 23, 2004

Richard Leider

2 91%

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

"An inspired parody and genial companion piece to the other zombie genre. Edgar Wright, Simon Peg and Nick Frost are a fomidable comedy team."

Posted Sep 23, 2004

Richard Leider

3 72%

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

"Probably the ultimate piece of eye-candy Hollywood has yet to offer. An exceptionally creative effort in homage to the genre, and nothing more."

Posted Sep 19, 2004

Richard Leider

4 86%

Collateral (2004)

"Mann has given us a tense, no-nonsense thriller with no fat that is best watched from the edge of the seat."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

5 25%

The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004)

"Beware of sequels written to insure triolgies in neat boxed sets at Blockbuster."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

6 21%

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

"As prequels derived from vbideo games go, this one is not bad, well produced and answers many questions left by the original 'Alien'."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

7 11%

Exorcist - The Beginning (2004)

"This second rendering of the prequel illustrates the hazards of prequels. Abandon all hope ye who buy tickets for this one."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

8 51%

Vanity Fair (2004)

"Thackeray's classic tale for the ninth (?) time and with great production values although Reese Witherspoon is much too sweet in her interpretation of the calculating heroine."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

9 25%

Wicker Park (2004)

"Although the convoluted stracture of the film with endless flashbacks and a 'Rashomon'-like construction will exhaust you, this is a neat little thriller."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

10 18%

Suspect Zero (2004)

"A taut thriller with a couple of good twists...much better than the trailers would make you think."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

11 21%

Little Black Book (2004)

"The last fifteen minutes are worth this sleepy little romantic comedy that preceeds, despite the uneven tone of much of the film."

Posted Sep 8, 2004

Richard Leider

12 81%

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

""A cinema rendering for the young..the franchise continues in a frenetic series of action/chase sequences cut like rock videos. A script..maybe? A 3rd sequel..definitely""

Posted Jul 31, 2004

Richard Leider

13 58%

I, Robot (2004)

""Maybe not what Asimov had in mind, but a thrilling roller coaster ride of a futuristic crime thriller with eye boggling action sequences for long hot summer relief."

Posted Jul 31, 2004

Richard Leider

14 81%

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

"Demme has refreshed a classic with every element that gives people nightmares in a very plausible scenario.The performances are excellent."

Posted Jul 31, 2004

Richard Leider

15 43%

The Village (2004)

""Suffers from it's own hype as a horror flick,which it isn't. This psychological thriller is too slick and full of elements we've seen before to be anything but a B film.""

Posted Jul 31, 2004

Richard Leider

16 26%

The Stepford Wives (2004)

"'A catastrophe of the type that happens when Holywood dummies down a good property for today's dummied down audiences just to make a quick buck.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

17 89%

Shrek 2 (2004)

"'Truly a creative triumph..better than the first film and more inventive,too. This looks like a major franchise in the making.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

18 61%

The Terminal (2004)

"'This is one of Tom Hanks' best comedies, despite the fact that it has TV Sitcom Pilot written all over it.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

19 15%

White Chicks (2004)

"'At last, a Wayans effort that has wide audience appeal and a somewhat convoluted and enjoyable farcical plot.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

20 23%

Raising Helen (2004)

"'Sadly, this "comedy" turns family tragedy into lopsided farce. Another downer for talented Kate Hudson's career.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

21 91%

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

"'HP-Azkaban is a refreshing new direction for this franchise. It has more substance and equals the thrills of it's predecessors. A must see movie this summer.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

22 94%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

"'The most ambitioous Marvel comic hero flick in the series. Devlivers more bang for the buck than most current fare.'"

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Richard Leider

23 4%

Godsend (2003)

"Starts as sci-fi with a social agenda and deteriorates quickly into a soapy TV Movie of the Weak."

Posted May 1, 2004

Richard Leider

24 39%

Man on Fire (2004)

"An overproduced remake. It's too artsy, but delivers jolts of raw Dirty Harry/Punisher type violence that seems to sell tickets nowadays. Kudos for Washington's performance."

Posted Apr 30, 2004

Richard Leider

25 64%

13 Going on 30 (2004)

"Despite the derivative nature of the script bade idea, this is a refreshing film in its' own right."

Posted Apr 30, 2004

Richard Leider

26 84%

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

"Kill Bill Vol. 2 rounds out the first Volume. Not as kick-***, but a satisfactory dramatic tome."

Posted Apr 30, 2004

Richard Leider

27 30%

The Alamo (2004)

"Like many severely edited epics of the past this 2 hour version of the 4 hour version is missing something..or..anything."

Posted Apr 10, 2004

Richard Leider

28 50%

Ella Enchanted (2004)

"ELLA can't decide if it's 'Princess Bride' or 'Shrek' while it deviates considerably from novel. Yet, it is clean fare for the young in a market starving for family films."

Posted Apr 10, 2004

Richard Leider

29 54%

Home on the Range (2004)

"Tries really, really, really, really hard to be a Looney Tune and sometimes briefly hits the mark. Still, it's harmless family/kiddie fare in a market that needs such things."

Posted Apr 10, 2004

Richard Leider

30 81%

Hellboy (2004)

"Better than any ride at any amusement park...chills, thrills and belly laughs come by the minute. This is THE franchise to watch in the next few years. Wow!!"

Posted Apr 10, 2004

Richard Leider

31 22%

Taking Lives (2004)

"Another thriller that needs a seasoned director and a rewrite. It stars off good and rolls downhill fast. Even Angelina's sex scene can't save it. Skip the theater - rent it!"

Posted Mar 20, 2004

Richard Leider

32 63%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"Stiller and Wilson have taken the classic Tv show and made it into something for the 21st Century audience. Comparasions are futile, but it IS funny."

Posted Mar 20, 2004

Richard Leider

33 47%

Secret Window (2004)

"Johnny Depp's talent is submerged in a "seen that done that" script that needs a Hitchcock rewrite to be viable. My wife guessed the whole thing in the first five minutes."

Posted Mar 20, 2004

Richard Leider

34 47%

Hidalgo (2004)

"Despite it's focus group mentality formulation to be 'all things adventurous to all viewers' HIDALGO does give you $10 worth of entertainment and some solid performances."

Posted Mar 20, 2004

Richard Leider

35 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"Gibson's PASSION OF THE CHRISTdelivers as much religious inspiration as watching Klansmen beat the crap out of a 13 year old black kid for two hours. Rent THE ROBE on DVD!!"

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Richard Leider

36 46%

Eurotrip (2003)

"Old fashioned high school humor served up cold. The kind of film you are embarrassed to laugh at. Wait for the DVD and see it at home."

Posted Feb 20, 2004

Richard Leider

37 13%

Welcome To Mooseport (2004)

""Wisely compacted at 75 minutes, Ray Romano's first feature film shows promise for future endeavors and delivers mild Yuks.""

Posted Feb 20, 2004

Richard Leider

38 44%

50 First Dates (2004)

"One of Sandler's more ernest efforts and Barrymore's more innocent performances."

Posted Feb 13, 2004

Richard Leider

39 16%

The Big Bounce (2004)

"Strains to make every joke work. I almost miss the orginal."

Posted Feb 13, 2004

Richard Leider

40 80%

Miracle (2004)

"One of the best performances Kurt Russel has given in years."

Posted Feb 13, 2004

Richard Leider

41 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

""Much, much, much, much, much, ado about very little.""

Posted Nov 5, 2003

Richard Leider

42 75%

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

""A dark and disturbing twist on the Doris Day-Rock Hudson comedies of the 1960's with some solid laughs""

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Richard Leider

43 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

""A neat, twisty suspense thriller with solid Oscar calibur performances and a breakout ending.""

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Richard Leider

44 36%

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

""More Scary Movie sophmoric humor aimed at movie buffs and people who want to escape reality. This is THE film for them. The Zuckers doit right, though"."

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Richard Leider

45 53%

Veronica Guerin (2003)

""Schumacher gives Guerin the Costa Gavras treatment with surprisingly good results. Blanchette makes another Oscar bid"."

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Richard Leider

46 71%

The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) (2003)

""The Rundown is one helluva roller coaster ride. The Rock is quickly becoming America's #1 action star"."

Posted Oct 1, 2003

Richard Leider

47 31%

Underworld (2003)

""one of the best of the Dark Comic films""

Posted Sep 25, 2003

Richard Leider

48 82%

Matchstick Men (2003)

"Ridley Scott has given us a "Sting" for the new millenium."

Posted Sep 13, 2003

Richard Leider

49 69%

Red Dragon (2002)

"A slick and well done entry for Hannibal Lecter's archives. I'll note the original version-Manhunter, had a 'real' quality thatmakes it a must see also."

Posted Nov 23, 2002

Richard Leider

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