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Flak Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

The Yes Men (2004)

Posted Nov 7, 2004

Tim Eagon

2 77%

Team America - World Police (2004)

"Why puppets? The form meets function."

Posted Nov 7, 2004

Stephen Himes

3 53%

A Dirty Shame (2004)

"John Waters' "The Passion of the Christ.""

Posted Nov 7, 2004

Stephen Himes

4 62%

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

"The director of Three Kings asks: If all people want is cheap oil and Wal-Mart convenience, should liberals just give up?"

Posted Nov 7, 2004

Stephen Himes

5 80%

Goodbye Dragon Inn (2004)

Posted Oct 20, 2004

Tim Eagon

6 54%

Mr. 3000 (2004)

Posted Oct 19, 2004

David Essex

7 60%

Wimbledon (2004)

Posted Oct 19, 2004

Andy Stilp

8 86%

Garden State (2004)

"Ultimately, The Graduate could only offer that the young would shut out the old and start over. Garden State is about the next season, about getting off the bus."

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Martin Scribbs

9 76%

Reconstruction (2004)

Posted Sep 26, 2004

Sean Weitner

10 0%

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

"Like dadaist art, Baby Geniuses challenge the artist-audience contract: We *hear* the babies talking, but we clearly *see* that they aren't."

Posted Sep 18, 2004

Stephen Himes

11 86%

Collateral (2004)

Posted Sep 5, 2004

David Essex

12 43%

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2004)

Posted Sep 5, 2004

Andy Stilp

13 21%

Little Black Book (2004)

Posted Sep 5, 2004

David Essex

14 43%

The Village (2004)

"In this election year, our cinemas have been overrun by insincere communities headed by dissemblers-in-chief."

Posted Aug 19, 2004

Martin Scribbs

15 74%

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

"Harold and Kumar discover that the American Dream is not to be Doogie Howser; it's to be Neil Patrick Harris."

Posted Aug 11, 2004

Stephen Himes

16 81%

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

"The subtext of this film is about John Kerry: The Manchurian Democrat."

Posted Aug 11, 2004

Stephen Himes

17 66%

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"Resembling Bill Murray's early career, Ron Burgundy is a Peter Venkman/Carl Spackler type performance which will be remember fondly during Will Ferrell's 2020 Oscar run."

Posted Jul 24, 2004

Stephen Himes

18 78%

The Saddest Music in the World (2004)

"The best film of 2004. A throwback in more than just its look, Guy Maddin's latest brings new life to the melodrama."

Posted Jul 22, 2004

Martin Scribbs

19 94%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

"Who knew back in 1981 when Ellen Sandweiss was raped by that tree that this would be the future of Hollywood?"

Posted Jul 15, 2004

Stephen Himes

20 61%

The Terminal (2004)

"Spielberg turns a kinder, gentler Minority Report into a tedious, maudlin homage to the New Wave."

Posted Jul 15, 2004

Stephen Himes

21 83%

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Posted Jul 7, 2004

David Essex

22 29%

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

Posted Jul 3, 2004

David Essex

23 91%

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Posted Jun 13, 2004

Andy Stilp

24 85%

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

"In 2003, what our psychic diet needed most wasn't blood and bombast. No, it needed films to reawaken our respect for life and love of peace."

Posted Jun 13, 2004

Martin Scribbs

25 45%

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

"This is why Liberals are losing the environment debate"

Posted Jun 9, 2004

Stephen Himes

26 18%

Soul Plane (2004)

Posted Jun 6, 2004

David Essex

27 89%

Shrek 2 (2004)

"If Antonio Banderas would have played Zorro more like Puss 'n Boots, that movie might have been a lot better."

Posted Jun 6, 2004

Stephen Himes

28 54%

Troy (2004)

Posted Jun 5, 2004

David Essex

29 11%

New York Minute (2004)

"If this is family entertainment, why do the Olsen twins spend 25 percent of the movie naked?"

Posted Jun 1, 2004

Stephen Himes

30 83%

Mean Girls (2004)

"Does Mean Girls screenwriter Tina Fey want to throw George W. Bush under the wheels of a bus?"

Posted May 17, 2004

Martin Scribbs

31 83%

Mean Girls (2004)

"Why does Tina Fey insist on taking off her shirt and showing us her bra? That's very, you know, like, Plastic."

Posted May 8, 2004

Stephen Himes

32 39%

Man on Fire (2004)

"Moviegoers have a duty to admonish Hollywood for turning the multiplex into a Two Hours Hate, asking us to cheer the fascist aesthetic of movies like Man of Fire."

Posted May 5, 2004

Stephen Himes

33 84%

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

"Tries to be the "Ulysses" of exploitation films."

Posted May 2, 2004

Stephen Himes

34 55%

The Ladykillers (2004)

Posted May 1, 2004

Robert McEvily

35 55%

The Girl Next Door (2004)

"There's nothing more wacky! than teenage porn stars!"

Posted Apr 11, 2004

Stephen Himes

36 25%

Walking Tall (2004)

"The Rock, as if bidding for another appearance at the Republican National Convention, stars in this parable of neo-con justice."

Posted Apr 5, 2004

Stephen Himes

37 64%

Spartan (2004)

Posted Mar 28, 2004

Matthew Fisher

38 63%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"Would the producers please just get out of the way and let Todd Phillips direct the darn movie?"

Posted Mar 21, 2004

Stephen Himes

39 47%

Hidalgo (2004)

Posted Mar 16, 2004

Andy Stilp

40 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"General Jesus Christ is reborn, awarded the most earned Purple Heart in history, and summons his Christian soldiers to march forth and fight whatever battles He calls us to."

Posted Mar 6, 2004

Stephen Himes

41 61%

The Dreamers (2004)

Posted Mar 1, 2004

Andy Stilp

42 99%

La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1967)

Posted Feb 23, 2004

Elbert Ventura

43 80%

Miracle (2004)

"Gavin O'Connor takes a potentially jingoistic movie and makes it into a challenging little politcal statement--hey, you get the *puck* out of Afghanistan!"

Posted Feb 23, 2004

Stephen Himes

44 16%

The Big Bounce (2004)

Posted Feb 15, 2004

Tony Nigro

45 89%

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Posted Feb 8, 2004

Tony Nigro

46 74%

Calendar Girls (2003)

Posted Jan 27, 2004

Chris Pepus

47 72%

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

Posted Jan 27, 2004

David Essex

48 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

Posted Jan 18, 2004

Ryan Vu

49 98%

The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

Posted Jan 11, 2004

Clay Risen

50 35%

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

"Julia Roberts damns a paint-by-numbers kit of Van Gogh. Who is she trying to kid?"

Posted Jan 2, 2004

Stephen Himes