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Sight and Sound

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

"Brutal scenes are undercut with lyricism and deadpan wit."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Geoffrey Macnab

2 46%

For Love of the Game (1999)

"[Raimi's] involvement in this grating star vehicle is perhaps the most disappointing aspect of For the Love of the Game: the Evil Dead are, presumably, turning in their grave."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Andy Richards

3 68%

A Room for Romeo Brass (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Mark Kermode

4 89%

Rosetta (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Lizzie Francke

5 71%

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

"A very different and, in many respects, very impressive film."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kevin Jackson

6 81%

Happy, Texas (1999)

"...although it reverts to slapstick for its set-piece chase finale, for most of its length Mark Illsley's debut film offers an unexpectedly gentle, even sentimental comedy of sexual identities..."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Philip Kemp

7 10%

Supernova (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

John Wrathall

8 61%

The Wood (1999)

"Never delves much deeper into the three friends' psychology than a sitcom pilot would, though the cast try their best."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Leslie Felperin

9 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"Shanghai Noon is an accomplished follow-up to Jackie Chan's first big-budget US film Rush Hour."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Andy Richards

10 60%

Wild Side (All The Way) (1995)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Mark Kermode

11 20%

When the Sky Falls (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kevin Maher

12 ——

Julian Po (1997)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Edward Lawrenson

13 85%

Chuck & Buck (2000)

"Chuck & Buck is a film which you can't quite get a fix on: it's a movie about child sex which is also as airy and sweetly likeable as anything you'll see this year."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Edward Lawrenson

14 54%

The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Mark Sinker

15 46%

Cherry Falls (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Danny Leigh

16 ——

Siberia (1998)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Andy Richards

17 78%

Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Philip Kemp

18 ——

Xiao Wu (The Pickpocket) (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Tony Rayns

19 25%

Isn't She Great (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Charles Taylor

20 73%

The Five Senses (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Liese Spencer

21 3%

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"It doesn't help that the film's premise, which sees stoneage cavemen turn into ace fighter pilots with only a week's training, is as naive as that of the 1939 serial Buck Rogers."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kim Newman

22 100%

Toy Story 2 (1999)

"A full measure of Toy Story 2's success can be gauged by its undeniable appeal for children who have never seen a Western television show or played with a cowboy toy."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kim Newman

23 83%

The Hurricane (1999)

"The drama is hung on a vendetta between a flawed-but-honourable man and a doggedly bad cop. Yes, it's Valjean and Javert, together again."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Richard Kelly

24 40%

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Geoffrey Macnab

25 95%

Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Philip Kemp

26 32%

The Closer You Get (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kevin Maher

27 54%

Goya in Bordeaux (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Paul Julian Smith

28 83%

The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar) (The Lovers from the North Pole) (1998)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Jonathan Romney

29 46%

Up at the Villa (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

John Mount

30 57%

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

"By any reasonable measure Mission: Impossible II is a successful action-adventure film."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Andrew O'Hehir

31 68%

Titus (1999)

"Eager to allow Shakespeare's words to shine through as clearly as possible, Taymor shoots the dialogue scenes fairly straight, with a minimum of background action."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

John Wrathall

32 40%

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (2001)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Mark Sinker

33 45%

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Xan Brooks

34 63%

Man on the Moon (1999)

"The problem is that while Kaufman's life story has its required quota of bizarre-yet-true events, it's doomed to failure as mainstream entertainment because Kaufman wasn't terribly likeable as a person."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Leslie Felperin

35 83%

Tumbleweeds (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Demetrios Matheou

36 68%

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

"The situations that writer-director Lars von Trier serves up here might be embarrassingly florid, but the coupling of his manipulative skills and Björk's showy intensity results in a movie with the force of an emotional bulldozer."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Peter Matthews

37 52%

The Muse (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Mike Higgins

38 48%

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Leslie Felperin

39 18%

Grey Owl (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Richard Falcon

40 90%

Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont) (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Ginette Vincendeau

41 19%

The Beach (2000)

"In pitching for the mass market, Boyle's film has allowed itself to be rebranded as a Hollywood star vehicle, a cynical assemblage that is never more than the sum of its market-researched parts."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Xan Brooks

42 36%

Cotton Mary (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Claire Monk

43 93%

The Limey (1999)

"The film is subtly stolen by Amelia Heinle, joining such actresses as Andie MacDowell, Elisabeth Shue, Betsy Brantley and Jennifer Lopez as the latest in a line of Soderbergh's saving graces."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Philip Strick

44 50%

Flamenco (2014)

"It's simple but it is so in a way only great films can be -- simply great."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

José Arroyo

45 85%

Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) (Permanent Midnight) (1999)

"Amenábar's virtuoso style and connection to the youth audience, both of which are resented by the Spanish film establishment, make him a plausible model outside Spain for a European cinema that bridges the gap between arthouse and mainstream."

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Paul Julian Smith

46 63%

Simon Magus (2001)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Ken Hollings

47 46%

Where the Money Is (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kim Newman

48 19%

The Next Best Thing (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Kevin Maher

49 25%

Reindeer Games (Deception) (2000)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Geoffrey Macnab

50 21%

Inspector Gadget (1999)

Posted Dec 2, 2002

Jamie Graham

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