Movieline

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 67%

High School Confidential! (1958)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

2 71%

Who'll Stop The Rain (1978)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

3 90%

The Elephant Man (1980)

"Hopkins' performance is the performance in the film."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

David Thomson

4 ——

Satisfaction (1988)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

5 100%

Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

6 ——

Moment to Moment (2000)

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Posted Nov 6, 2001

7 33%

Zandalee (1991)

"Intended as an artistically serious feature film about real-life eroticism, Zandalee -- for reasons no doubt mysterious to its makers -- turned out so laugh-out-loud loopy it went straight to video shelves." EDIT

Posted Nov 6, 2001

8 87%

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

"In an underappreciated career, this is -- along with Two for the Road -- Hepburn's finest hour; no actress who has played the role of Holly Golightly since (on Broadway and TV) has come anywhere near Hepburn's achievement."

Posted Nov 6, 2001

Edward Margulies

9 15%

The Jazz Singer (1980)

"The only nice thing one can think to say about The Jazz Singer is that it's definitely a notch above Diamond's previous venture in moviemaking: supplying the treacly pseudo-spiritual soundtrack for Jonathan Livingston Seagull." EDIT

Posted Nov 5, 2001

10 55%

Hamlet (2000)

"The acting is sketchy."

Posted Oct 30, 2001

Michael Atkinson

11 78%

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Posted May 21, 2001

12 76%

Tigerland (2000)

"A gem of a film that certainly deserves to be seen." EDIT

Posted May 12, 2001

13 34%

The Center of the World (2001)

"Serves up a provocative commentary on a lost generation."

Posted Apr 23, 2001

Stephen Farber

14 88%

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

15 95%

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

"...a superbly executed, whimsical fit of improvisation and cinema verite pastiche that so convincingly created an awful '70s-'80s heavy metal band that the band itself lived on beyond the movie."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Michael Atkinson

16 88%

Something Wild (1986)

"[The] pinnacle of the yuppie-in-peril cycle." EDIT

Posted Apr 17, 2001

17 78%

Mystic Pizza (1988)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

18 94%

Manhunter (1986)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

19 93%

Jurassic Park (1993)

"True, the dialogue and performances are feeble, but the thing is basically no more -- and no less -- than a nifty monster movie that delivers crackerjack thrills."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

20 6%

Body of Evidence (1992)

"The most enjoyably awful of Madonna's awful movies."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Edward Margulies

21 94%

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

"A profoundly weighty horror flick."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Chris Phillips

22 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"Fearless performances from two actors who have yet to match their work here."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Chris Phillips

23 79%

Seven (Se7en) (1995)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

24 81%

Wonder Boys (2000)

"While Wonder Boys doesn't match the superb L.A. Confidential, it's a disarming comedy of discomfort."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

25 19%

The Beach (2000)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

26 98%

All About My Mother (1999)

"I don't care who you are, where you're from or what your cinematic tastes may have been up to this point, you've never seen anything like it."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Chris Phillips

27 50%

Any Given Sunday (1999)

"Oliver Stone finally goes off the deep end with the best Bad Movie in years."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Chris Phillips

28 83%

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

29 78%

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

30 71%

The Cider House Rules (1999)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

31 63%

Man on the Moon (1999)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

32 80%

The Green Mile (1999)

"Darabont could have cut an hour out of this brooding marathon without sacrificing a bit of coherence." EDIT

Posted Apr 17, 2001

33 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"Cinematographer Conrad L. Hall uses shadows and the color red to startling effect, and director Sam Mendes moves around his characters so assuredly, I realized you don't even need dialogue to follow the plot."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Chris Phillips

34 84%

Magnolia (1999)

"In bite-sized chunks, the movie is superbly entertaining; as a whole, it begs you to grab gardening shears and hack several of the story strands into confetti."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Michael Atkinson

35 10%

The Watcher (2000)

"A leaden, somber and suspenseless thriller."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Daniel Papkin

36 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

"McQuarrie's entire roster strains the limits of character likability to the breaking point, and no amount of plot twists, double-crosses, or hidden alliances can help us relate to or even tolerate anyone on screen."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Chris Phillips

37 68%

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

"The preachiness is off-putting, and so are the film's melodramatic plotting and woozy handheld camerawork."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

38 84%

Nurse Betty (2000)

"The cleverly contrived script might have seemed too arch and precious if it had been less deftly handled or if the film's performances were less subtle."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

39 11%

Highlander - Endgame (2000)

"It's fast, short, restlessly plotted and, at times, pure bananas."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Michael Atkinson

40 20%

The Crew (2000)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

41 48%

Love & Sex (2000)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

42 16%

The Art of War (2000)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

43 52%

Cecil B. Demented (2000)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

44 63%

Saving Grace (2000)

"The premise is a bit far-fetched, but Blethyn makes it fly, etching the timid, provincial character so deftly that her gradual transformation is deliciously funny."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

45 45%

The Cell (2000)

"There's much to criticize, even despise, about this movie. But there's no disputing the mesmerizing power of the images."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

46 40%

The Replacements (2000)

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

47 3%

Bless the Child (2000)

"Bless me, anyone, for I sat stupefied through this film."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Karen Moline

48 22%

Coyote Ugly (2000)

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Posted Apr 17, 2001

49 78%

Space Cowboys (2000)

"Like any self-respecting Olympia Dukakis movie, Space Cowboys knows its demographic and panders pathetically to them."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Michael Atkinson

50 20%

Autumn in New York (2000)

"The quintessential chick flick, and it's not going to seduce anyone who doesn't have a taste for this kind of schmaltz in the first place. But for what it is, it's well done."

Posted Apr 17, 2001

Stephen Farber

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