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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

"Every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original."

Posted Jun 29, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

2 83%

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

"It's an accomplished documentary with an extremely powerful message."

Posted Jun 24, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

3 61%

The Terminal (2004)

"The first 45 minutes or so are interesting, as we learn about Hanks' character and his unusual situation. Then the whole thing takes a nose dive and never recovers."

Posted Jun 17, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

4 29%

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

"A big, cheesy sci-fi flick tailor-made for a young male audience looking for things that go boom."

Posted Jun 11, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

5 91%

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

"An utter delight."

Posted Jun 4, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

6 45%

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

"I know disaster flicks rarely make a whole lot of sense, but this film seems to go out of its way to be stupid."

Posted May 27, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

7 89%

Shrek 2 (2004)

"Shrek 2 is a Hollywood rarity: a sequel every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original."

Posted May 19, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

8 54%

Troy (2004)

"There is a lot of guts and glory here, but not a lot of heart."

Posted May 14, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

9 17%

Laws of Attraction (2004)

"It tries to emulate the great Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn classics, but ends up a pale copy."

Posted Apr 29, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

10 39%

Man on Fire (2004)

"A highly watchable action thriller with one big flaw: It feels like two different movies aimed at two different audiences."

Posted Apr 23, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

11 84%

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

"A rip-roaring, highly entertaining, extremely enjoyable continuation to Vol. 1."

Posted Apr 15, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

12 30%

The Alamo (2004)

"In addition to the way the now-mythic characters are brought down to a human level, the best thing about this production of The Alamo is that Hancock has made everything look and feel so authentic."

Posted Apr 8, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

13 41%

Jersey Girl (2004)

"It's way too tame for Smith's hardcore fans -- they'll probably hate every minute of it -- and not solid enough to draw new admirers."

Posted Mar 25, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

14 93%

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

"In addition to matching Kaufman's wild imagination with equally startling visuals, Gondry has also managed to get the best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever from Jim Carrey."

Posted Mar 18, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

15 58%

Splendor (1999)

Posted Mar 16, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

16 47%

Secret Window (2004)

"This is Depp's film from beginning to end, and he's fascinating to watch."

Posted Mar 11, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

17 63%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"It will warm your funny bone if given half a chance."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

18 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"Controversy aside, The Passion is ultimately a movie -- and a masterful one at that, obviously the work of an extremely talented filmmaker."

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

19 13%

Welcome To Mooseport (2004)

"A tremendous waste of Academy Award-caliber talent."

Posted Feb 20, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

20 44%

50 First Dates (2004)

"This pedestrian pic starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore never gets out of neutral, and should have been left in park -- back in the junkyard."

Posted Feb 12, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

21 80%

Miracle (2004)

"The new Disney movie Miracle may blatantly manipulate your emotions -- but it's still inspirational and completely compelling."

Posted Feb 5, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

22 16%

The Big Bounce (2004)

"Director George Armitage and screenwriter Sebastian Gutierrez have managed to hit every wrong note possible with this heavy-handed tale ..."

Posted Jan 29, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

23 96%

La Lengua de las Mariposas (Butterfly) (Butterfly Tongues) (2000)

Posted Jan 23, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

24 33%

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

"Overwrought, over-the-top, ham-fisted potboiler."

Posted Jan 22, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

25 77%

Big Fish (2003)

"A compelling look at the relationships between fathers and sons, and the child coming to terms with the parent's mortality."

Posted Jan 8, 2004

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

26 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"[Minghella] once again has achieved the miracle of transforming a difficult book with an inner narrative into a deeply satisfying film."

Posted Dec 24, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

27 94%

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"Utterly breathtaking."

Posted Dec 16, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

28 23%

Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star (2003)

Posted Dec 13, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

29 71%

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

"Sharp, witty, and deep-down funny, Something's Gotta Give is one of the best adult romantic comedies of the year -- or the last few years, for that matter."

Posted Dec 11, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

30 65%

The Last Samurai (2003)

"A spectacular epic adventure, and Cruise is stunning as Captain Nathan Algren."

Posted Dec 4, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

31 58%

The Missing (2003)

"Powerful and provocative, The Missing is another masterful production from one of the industry's best directors and two of its best actors."

Posted Nov 25, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

32 10%

Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat (2003)

"It's perfect for parents looking for harmless entertainment to keep the young ones engaged during the holidays, but less than perfect for anyone else."

Posted Nov 21, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

33 85%

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

"A masterful and majestic film that leaps off the screen."

Posted Nov 13, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

34 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"The special effects are spectacular, and the final attacks on Zion are amazing -- too long, but amazing. But the emotional impact of this movie is zilch."

Posted Nov 4, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

35 91%

Shattered Glass (2003)

"One of the best films I've seen this year."

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

36 14%

Beyond Borders (2003)

"A powerful, deeply moving film that takes you on a stirring journey straight to your heart."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

37 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

"The best big-screen adaptation of a John Grisham novel since The Firm."

Posted Oct 16, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

38 85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

"The violence, blood levels -- and just plain cheesy gore -- in this film are extreme, but Tarantino's sharp dialogue and expert editing leaves you breathless."

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

39 87%

Mystic River (2003)

"A riveting story with complex situations and extremely well defined characters."

Posted Oct 8, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

40 62%

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

"This beautifully crafted film is about saying yes -- and continuing to say yes -- to new experiences, despite the chances for failure."

Posted Sep 25, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

41 59%

Secondhand Lions (2003)

"A movie the whole family can enjoy."

Posted Sep 17, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

42 82%

Matchstick Men (2003)

"A delightful dark comedy."

Posted Sep 11, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

43 94%

American Splendor (2003)

"It's an experience that's deeply human and profoundly moving."

Posted Aug 29, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

44 81%

Thirteen (2003)

"Thirteen is a provocative peek into the raw world of modern urban adolescence -- but it's a peek with lots of thought, and some fine filmmaking, behind it."

Posted Aug 22, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

45 79%

Open Range (2003)

"Open Range is not in the same league with Dances, but this compelling drama stands on its own as one of the best films of the summer."

Posted Aug 15, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

46 48%

S.W.A.T. (2003)

"One long adrenaline shot that never takes itself seriously and never pauses long enough to worry about making much sense."

Posted Aug 7, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

47 6%

Gigli (2003)

"A huge waste of celluloid."

Posted Jul 31, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

48 77%

Seabiscuit (2003)

"Seabiscuit is a good movie, but it could have been a great one -- it just misses by a nose."

Posted Jul 24, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

49 23%

Bad Boys II (2003)

"You're definitely getting more bang for your buck; too bad most of the bangs look alike."

Posted Jul 17, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

50 79%

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

"One of the few must-see films of this summer."

Posted Jul 8, 2003

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

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