Movieline

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

Nurse Betty (2000)

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Posted Nov 12, 2001

2 96%

GoodFellas (1990)

"The opening sequence of Goodfellas is a feat of bravura moviemaking."

Posted Nov 12, 2001

F.X. Feeney

3 63%

Starship Troopers (1997)

"A good deal of the fun in this picture springs from the fact that while these perky actors are part of Verhoeven's joke, they're not exactly in on it."

Posted Nov 12, 2001

Stephen Rebello

4 85%

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Unlike so many recent horror movies, Sense has a heart, thanks largely to Haley Joel Osment in the lead role."

Posted Nov 12, 2001

Joshua Mooney

5 91%

High Fidelity (2000)

"High Fidelity is fully capable of driving your wife or girlfriend nuts only proves the movie knows what it's talking about."

Posted Nov 12, 2001

Michael Atkinson

6 73%

Skammen (Shame) (1968)

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Posted Nov 12, 2001

7 100%

My Left Foot (1989)

"It is a movie that restores us to a nature that is red in tooth and claw."

Posted Nov 12, 2001

David Thomson

8 74%

Unstrung Heroes (1995)

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Posted Nov 12, 2001

9 87%

Affliction (1997)

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Posted Nov 12, 2001

10 86%

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

11 8%

Village People - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

"How bad is this infamous 1980 musical mega-dud? So bad that it stars not, one, not two, but three people who can't sing, dance or act."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Edward Margulies

12 55%

The Sentinel (1977)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

13 97%

Notorious (1946)

"Alfred Hitchcock's most openly sensual film."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Michael Atkinson

14 73%

Insignificance (1985)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

15 77%

Personal Best (1982)

"It's a quintessential girl's coming-of-age story, and writer/director Robert Towne saw that Hemingway's uncanny ability to play both impressionable and stubborn, ingenuous and ambitious, naive and wise, was perfectly suited to this drama." EDIT

Posted Nov 6, 2001

16 ——

C.C. & Company (2005)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

17 11%

Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

""Produced" by Bo and "directed and photographed" by John, Tarzan reduced Edgar Rice Burrough's far-from-classic work to the level of a magazine spread on a Playboy bunny in the, er, bush."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Edward Margulies

18 67%

Detective Story (1951)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

19 17%

Showgirls (1995)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

20 79%

Miami Blues (1990)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

21 67%

Foxes (1980)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

22 ——

Zachariah (2003)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

23 ——

The Story of Esther Costello (1957)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

24 75%

The Mosquito Coast (1986)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

25 100%

Dead Ringer (1964)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

26 ——

Goodbye, Norma Jean (2003)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

27 91%

Network (1976)

"A fantastically over-the-top tale."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Joshua Mooney

28 47%

Butterfield 8 (1960)

"Though it's generally true that nothing dates faster than Hollywood's idea of what's daring, Butterfield 8 can be viewed as a fascinating artifact from the days when movie stars' offscreen myths were carefully woven into their on-screen roles." EDIT

Posted Nov 6, 2001

29 100%

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

"Thanks in no small part to its precision acting, it's easily as great as other Hitchcock films to which 'masterpiece' status is more colloquially granted."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Virginia Campbell

30 87%

Duel in the Sun (1946)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

31 97%

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

"Dog Day Afternoon brims over with energy, rude humor and understated pathos."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Stephen Farber

32 100%

Before Sunrise (1995)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

33 31%

Airport 1975 (1974)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

34 100%

North by Northwest (1959)

"Grant does a superb job of capturing the befuddlement of an everyman caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare of mistaken identity."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Stephen Farber

35 82%

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

36 53%

Escape from L.A. (1996)

"Like Texasville, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, King Kong Lives and The Evening Star, Escape From L.A. stands tall as a shining beacon of Bad Moviedom."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Edward Margulies

37 91%

Diner (1982)

"Diner is a naturalistically acted movie, but Rourke is so fluent with streetwise gesture and cool grace that he makes his costars look like the Three Stooges."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Michael Atkinson

38 53%

The Razor's Edge (1984)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

39 91%

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

"By underplaying masterfully, Garson makes us believe Kay's desperate need to hold her life together, as if she's sick with worry and love about a hundred things at once, and is too busy to get hysterical."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Michael Atkinson

40 100%

Rear Window (1954)

"One of the most profound delights in Hitchcock's masterpiece is the witty, seductive performance Kelly fashions as she slyly campaigns to convince Stewart that, in all her perfection, she's just as 'bad' as Miss Torso." EDIT

Posted Nov 6, 2001

41 ——

Dishonored Lady (1947)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

42 96%

Gilda (1946)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

43 46%

King Kong (1976)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

44 56%

Nothing in Common (1986)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

45 30%

The Temp (1993)

"If you're in need of a good giggle, go rent The Temp right now."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Stephen Rebello

46 96%

Double Indemnity (1944)

"In this carefully modulated performance -- she never even raises her voice -- Stanwyck is the ultimate lollapalooza, all legs and sneers and helpless eyes."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Michael Atkinson

47 ——

Three in the Attic (1968)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

48 83%

Dead Ringers (1988)

"To watch Irons not merely inhabit two characters in the same frame but chart the dizzyingly subtle, complex dynamics between them -- their history, dependencies, fears -- is to see the thespian equivalent to splitting the atom."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Michael Atkinson

49 83%

A Summer Place (1959)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

50 ——

Tiger Bay (1959)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

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