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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 74%

Tortilla Soup (2001)

"Although there are some rather broad strokes to the comedy (and a couple of characters that verge on caricature), "Tortilla Soup" ultimately serves up a tasty dish. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

2 69%

Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux) (2000)

""Thomas in Love" can be chalked up as a noble failure."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

3 100%

The Taste of Others (2000)

"... demonstrates that, as in real life, reel life may be both bitter and sweet, sometimes simultaneously. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

4 92%

Startup.com (2001)

"... a cautionary tale of the price of chasing one's dream. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

5 74%

Songcatcher (2001)

"... like its prickly heroine, the film doesn't always achieve its goals ..."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

6 73%

Snatch (2001)

"If an audience heads to "Snatch" expecting to see new ground broken by the writer-director, well, they will be disappointed."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

7 66%

Signs & Wonders (2000)

"Nossiter deserves kudos for being willing to tell stories about characters that aren't twentysomething hard bodies, but rather mature adults."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

8 73%

The Score (2001)

""The Score" is basically a three-man show, but when those men are actors of this caliber, the proceedings become worthy. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

9 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"Ultimately, what can be said about the film is that it is a disappointment ... It also confirms what most industry people suspected: Michael Bay is no James Cameron."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

10 58%

Pandaemonium (2001)

"if one is to judge "Pandaemonium" on its own merits as a work of fiction, for the most part it succeeds."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

11 90%

Our Song (2001)

"While there are some minor flaws in "Our Song," it is a rich work that introduces three extraordinary young talents and marks a maturation in filmmaker [Jim] McKay."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

12 12%

Original Sin (2001)

"Cristofer takes liberties with the novel's downbeat ending and tacks on a happily ever after coda that seems more in keeping with something made under the studio system ..."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

13 87%

Nico and Dani (Krámpack) (2000)

""Nico and Dani" deals rather frankly with issues of teenage sexuality but the material is never presented in a salacious or leering manner ..."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

14 100%

New York in the Fifties (2001)

"If anything, "New York in the Fifties" is too short leaving the scope of the film somewhat lacking."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

15 11%

The Musketeer (2001)

""The Musketeer" is an unfortunate attempt to graft the lyrical artistry of a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" onto an old-fashioned swashbuckler with disappointing results."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

16 ——

Comme un aimant (The Magnet) (2000)

"The writing has a ring of authenticity, but the film's meandering direction and awkward transitions in the early sections almost sink it."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

17 75%

Me You Them (2001)

"One might argue that "Me You Them" could perhaps use a small infusion of MTV-style editing but this director trusts the material to unfold at the pace it requires."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

18 35%

The Man Who Cried (2000)

"While no one will mistake [it] for a masterpiece, it possesses an oddball charm that makes it almost a guilty pleasure to enjoy."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

19 51%

Lost and Delirious (2001)

"Rarely has a filmmaker captured the essence of those moments between adolescence and adulthood with the skill and sensitivity Pool does."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

20 53%

Let It Snow (2001)

"Although "Let It Snow" isn't groundbreaking, it is a pleasant diversion."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

21 94%

Last Resort (2001)

""Last Resort" does not have the feel of a fictional piece, but instead appears to be unfolding as the events occur."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

22 19%

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

"A series of spectacular set pieces filled with eye-popping special effects, although [director Simon]West does fall back on his trademarked overuse of sound."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

23 51%

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

"... pure action entertainment. It's not aiming for posterity or gold statues, and as such, it delivers on its modest promises. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

24 61%

The King Is Alive (2001)

"... sitting through "The King Is Alive" was a tedious exercise that tried my patience and bored me."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

25 80%

Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

""Amazing" is the appropriate adjective to describe this latest IMAX film from MacGillivray Freeman Films."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

26 21%

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

"There's a great deal of promise in the outline of the tale, but somewhere along the line, the execution went awry."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

27 29%

Jackpot (2001)

""Jackpot" is a downbeat but effective character study ..."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

28 21%

The Invisible Circus (2001)

"For fans of any of the performers involved, it should be a must-see. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

29 89%

Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan) (1999)

""Himalya" may not exactly be the most dramatic feature, but it does contain striking images of a lesser-known area of the world."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

30 92%

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

"Not since Bob Fosse tackled and rethought "Cabaret" in 1972 has there been such an artistically successful stage-to-screen transfer."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

31 46%

Greenfingers (2001)

""Greenfingers" turns out to be all thumbs."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

32 54%

The Golden Bowl (2000)

"This roundelay of relationships makes up the heart of the film and allows each of the four principals to offer sterling performances. "

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

33 44%

Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (2001)

"Where "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" falters is not in the stunning visuals, but in its pedestrian script"

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

34 47%

Fast Food Fast Women (2001)

"... quirky, idiosyncratic and not for general consumption ..."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

35 53%

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

"a jumbled blur, overlaid with a pulsating hip-hop score."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

36 86%

Faithless (2001)

"For those who miss the good old days of art-house cinema, when Bergman was one of the major attractions, there is cause for rejoicing."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

37 90%

Eureka (Yűreka) (2001)

"Writer-director Shinji Aoyama obviously has talent and a great photographic eye ... but the sheer size of Eureka detracts."

Posted Dec 21, 2001

Ted Murphy

38 20%

Down to Earth (2001)

""Down to Earth" crashes instead of alighting on angels' wings."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

39 90%

Divided We Fall (2001)

"The comic elements are handled with a delicacy so that they do not overwhelm the dramatic underpinnings."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

40 68%

The Crimson Rivers (Les Rivičres pourpres) (2001)

"Director Matthieu Kassovitz ratchets up the tension and never lets go as he tells separate stories of two police detectives whose investigations eventually overlap."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

41 93%

The Circle (Dayereh) (2001)

"The surprising conclusion leaves one breathless and depressed."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

42 29%

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

""Captain Corelli's Mandolin" fails to achieve its goals"

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

43 87%

Calle 54 (2001)

"Trueba's film captures the flavors of Latin jazz."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

44 54%

Bully (2001)

"a haunting work that raises more issues than it can fully address"

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

45 63%

The Brothers (2001)

"a pleasant and enjoyable romantic comedy showcasing several talented performers "

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

46 47%

Brother (2001)

"While it can be difficult to watch, and there is a major misstep at the end, "Brother" overall delivers the goods."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

47 65%

Bread and Roses (2001)

"... the actual execution unfortunately doesn't carry the full dramatic weight the movie makers believe."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

48 13%

The Body (2001)

""The Body" posits a truly fascinating and thought-provoking idea and then wraps it in absurdity. "

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

49 60%

The Anniversary Party (2001)

""The Anniversary Party" ... is an intriguing film that, while not wholly successful, does have several things going for it."

Posted Dec 4, 2001

Ted Murphy

50 96%

With A Friend Like Harry (2001)

"Sergi Lopez delivers a nicely calibrated turn, capturing the attractive and enticing aspects of the character as well as delineating his underlying menace."

Posted May 6, 2001

Ted Murphy

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