CNN.com

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 61%

Blue Crush (2002)

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Posted Aug 17, 2002

2 65%

Possession (2002)

"A romantic melodrama teeming with lust, love, guilt, and raw passion, all wrapped in the splendid visuals provided by cinematographer Jean-Yves Escoffier."

Posted Aug 15, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

3 48%

XXX (2002)

"Move over, James Bond: Vin Diesel's in the house."

Posted Aug 10, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

4 74%

Signs (2002)

"A thrilling ride that will make you both scream with fear and shriek with laughter."

Posted Aug 1, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

5 54%

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

"It's amusing, but you may find that you're over it."

Posted Jul 25, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

6 60%

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

"K-19: The Widowmaker is a great yarn."

Posted Jul 18, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

7 81%

Road to Perdition (2002)

"Feels strangely hollow at its emotional core."

Posted Jul 11, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

8 39%

Men in Black II (2002)

"A smart, witty follow-up."

Posted Jul 2, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

9 22%

Mr. Deeds (2002)

"If you're over 25, have an IQ over 90, and have a driver's license, you should be able to find better entertainment."

Posted Jun 27, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

10 67%

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

"Unfortunately, despite the wonderful locations, sets, costumes, and strong acting, this adaptation has a strange lack of magic or chemistry between players."

Posted Jun 23, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

11 77%

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

"For a movie that's so full of anger and confusion, there sure aren't many memorable clashes, aside from the ones that take place in the kids' imaginations."

Posted Jun 21, 2002

Paul Tatara

12 91%

Minority Report (2002)

"A slam-dunk hit."

Posted Jun 20, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

13 32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"No amount of burning, blasting, stabbing, and shooting can hide a weak script."

Posted Jun 15, 2002

Paul Tatara

14 83%

The Bourne Identity (2002)

"The Bourne Identity, starring Matt Damon, is a blast from the past dressed up as current-day fare. But this retro thriller still packs a powerful punch."

Posted Jun 14, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

15 44%

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

"It practically lies down and wallows in its mega-hammy 'I Am Woman' tone."

Posted Jun 7, 2002

Paul Tatara

16 10%

Bad Company (2002)

"This film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, is your typical 'fish out of water' story. You've seen them a million times. Just one problem: Fish out of water usually die. This one does."

Posted Jun 7, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

17 77%

Undercover Brother (2002)

"A spy movie-blaxploitation picture spoof that repeats itself so often, and hits its targets so erratically, you'd swear it was adapted from a Saturday Night Live skit."

Posted May 31, 2002

Paul Tatara

18 59%

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

"The nonstop action takes you all over the planet, and you'll find yourself totally caught up in this exhilarating adventure."

Posted May 30, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

19 22%

Enough (2002)

"At best, this should have been a bad made-for-TV movie."

Posted May 24, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

20 92%

Insomnia (2002)

"Nolan is a craftsman who joins the ranks of Steven Soderbergh, David O. Russell, Curtis Hanson, and M. Night Shyamalan as an individual voice working within the Hollywood system."

Posted May 24, 2002

Paul Tatara

21 67%

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002)

"It's a mixed bag, but not as dreadfully mixed as the last one."

Posted May 15, 2002

Paul Tatara

22 67%

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002)

"It's dark but has wonderfully funny moments; you care about the characters; and the action and special effects are first-rate."

Posted May 15, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

23 49%

Unfaithful (2002)

"The audience when I saw this one was chuckling at all the wrong times, and that's a bad sign when they're supposed to be having a collective heart attack."

Posted May 9, 2002

Paul Tatara

24 47%

Hollywood Ending (2002)

"Though it draws several decent laughs, it's low-cal Woody at best."

Posted May 3, 2002

Paul Tatara

25 89%

Spider-Man (2002)

"An escapist confection that's pure entertainment."

Posted May 2, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

26 62%

The Salton Sea (2002)

"If you're determined to see this one, don't forget to bring a soapy washcloth."

Posted Apr 26, 2002

Paul Tatara

27 28%

Life or Something Like It (2002)

"A pleasant piece of escapist entertainment."

Posted Apr 25, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

28 75%

The Cat's Meow (2001)

"It's great escapist fun that recreates a place and time that will never happen again."

Posted Apr 19, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

29 31%

Murder by Numbers (2002)

"At 118 minutes, the running time allows for too much dawdling and not enough legitimate tension."

Posted Apr 19, 2002

Paul Tatara

30 49%

Human Nature (2002)

"Give this one a try, if for no other reason than to convince Hollywood that 'something different' doesn't automatically mean throwing away good money."

Posted Apr 12, 2002

Paul Tatara

31 77%

Changing Lanes (2002)

"Changing Lanes will not make cinematic history. But it is brisk, sometimes enjoyable and delivers an entertaining 90 minutes."

Posted Apr 11, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

32 18%

National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison) (2002)

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Posted Apr 6, 2002

33 31%

High Crimes (2002)

"High Crimes, an often pedestrian courtroom drama reteaming Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, is like a symphony played on cell phones."

Posted Apr 5, 2002

Paul Tatara

34 48%

Big Trouble (2002)

"On its own, Big Trouble could be considered a funny little film."

Posted Apr 4, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

35 76%

Panic Room (2002)

"A classy, intelligent thriller for grownups."

Posted Mar 29, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

36 59%

Blade II (2002)

"Blade II is almost excessively violent -- OK, it is excessively violent -- but that's exactly what Snipes and Blade fans want. Believe me, they get it."

Posted Mar 22, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

37 77%

Ice Age (2002)

"This is one of 20th Century Fox's first ventures into the world of animation, in partnership with Blue Sky Productions, and they've hit a home run."

Posted Mar 15, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

38 25%

Showtime (2002)

"It's getting harder and harder to ignore the fact that Hollywood isn't laughing with us, folks. It's laughing at us."

Posted Mar 14, 2002

Paul Tatara

39 29%

The Time Machine (2002)

"... surprisingly inert for a movie in which the main character travels back and forth between epochs."

Posted Mar 7, 2002

Paul Tatara

40 38%

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

"It comes dangerously close to being America's first sex comedy without comedy."

Posted Mar 1, 2002

Paul Tatara

41 63%

We Were Soldiers (2002)

"Gibson is exceptional here in the leading role of Moore ..."

Posted Mar 1, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

42 17%

Queen of the Damned (2002)

"None of it makes the least bit of sense, and it's all utterly ridiculous."

Posted Feb 22, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

43 7%

Dragonfly (2002)

"Costner's warm-milk persona is just as ill-fitting as Shadyac's perfunctory directing chops, and some of the more overtly silly dialogue would sink Laurence Olivier."

Posted Feb 21, 2002

Paul Tatara

44 79%

Iris (2001)

"...the results are tender, unflinching, raw and wonderful."

Posted Feb 15, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

45 23%

John Q (2002)

"Director Nick Cassavetes and screenwriter James Kearns make Washington look silly for the first time in his career."

Posted Feb 14, 2002

Paul Tatara

46 42%

Big Fat Liar (2002)

"The overall effect is less like a children's movie than a recruitment film for future Hollywood sellouts."

Posted Feb 8, 2002

Paul Tatara

47 19%

Collateral Damage (2002)

"Without September 11, Collateral Damage would have been just another bad movie. Now it's a bad, embarrassing movie."

Posted Feb 7, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

48 10%

Slackers (2002)

"The footage seems to have been tossed into the air and randomly reassembled when it hit the ground."

Posted Feb 2, 2002

Paul Tatara

49 85%

Monster's Ball (2001)

"Although director Marc Forster pulls decent performances from both Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry, coincidence-filled plotting, lame dialogue, and ham-fisted symbolism repeatedly undermine his best intentions."

Posted Feb 2, 2002

Paul Tatara

50 58%

Birthday Girl (2002)

"Birthday Girl is an amusing joy ride, with some surprisingly violent moments."

Posted Jan 31, 2002

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

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