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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 17%

Queen of the Damned (2002)

"... pretends the events happening are really as earth-shaking as the plot suggests, all the while reveling in bits of cheese... make sure you take your sunglasses in with you since the sun will be shining when you leave the matinee."

Posted Dec 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

2 29%

The Time Machine (2002)

"While this remake of the H.G. Wells' classic novel and 1960 film is indeed a stunning achievement in special effects, his great- grandson and director Simon Wells really needs to go back a year and get the sadly lacking script rewritten."

Posted Dec 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

3 53%

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

"Whether Pellington or Gere is to blame for keeping the obvious potential of this weak thriller down, someone should be held responsible. Even the Mothman doesn't have to predict how well this film will do at the box office."

Posted Dec 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

4 19%

Collateral Damage (2002)

"All in all, "Collateral Damage" is entertaining in all the ways a Schwarzenegger film is expected to: bad guys do him dirty, Arnold's character vows revenge, lots of things blow up, and the bad guys get theirs... a more intense actor would have carried it"

Posted Dec 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

5 73%

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

"... in a marketplace littered with films that studios have unloaded to make a buck or two... "The Count of Monte Cristo" stands out like a treasure chest half-buried in the sand."

Posted Dec 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

6 68%

Treasure Planet (2002)

""Treasure Planet" is unfortunately more like a Saturday morning cartoon, even with a running time of eighty or so minutes. It's no "Lilo & Stitch," but it's worth a matinee if only to see it; too bad there couldn't have been more to feel."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

7 82%

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

"... the script is tight enough and moves along with such blazing speed that it suffers from the only failing grace of the original did: can audience members who haven't read the books keep up?"

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

8 55%

The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (2002)

"In spite of the fact that the only reason this film exists is to make money off the success of the first, there are genuine moments of cuteness and believability pulled off by people who should be doing better things but are still waiting or searching for"

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

9 80%

Sunshine State (2002)

"John Sayles has crafted a bleak, not-so-happy view of what many parts of the sunshine state are really like as developers snap up and exploit what hasn't already been turned into a theme park, resort, or retirement community."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

10 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"... there are some inspired sequences, such as an egomaniac's sword duel from hell... but next time, somebody needs to trim the fat to keep the superspy and his film a little less overindulgent."

Posted Nov 25, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

11 14%

Ghost Ship (2002)

"Guns don't kill people... ghost people on haunted ships kill people."

Posted Nov 25, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

12 72%

The Ring (2002)

"... this film is a LOT better than you'd think it would be... especially after (DreamWorks) cranking out less-than-thrilling thrillers such as "In Dreams" and "The Haunting.""

Posted Nov 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

13 69%

Red Dragon (2002)

"Here's the good news: it isn't as pathetic as "Hannibal." The bad news is that it IS a rehash of the same plot that made "Silence of the Lambs" such a success."

Posted Nov 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

14 53%

The Transporter (2002)

"Remember the kind of movie we were hoping "Ecks vs. Sever" or "xXx" was going to be? This is it."

Posted Nov 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

15 43%

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

"... unless you're interested in seeing kids with $2000 computers complaining about money or mindless parties full of nudity and drug use, rent "Go" instead."

Posted Nov 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

16 38%

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

"As she did in "Legally Blonde," Reese Witherspoon manages to carry not only her part of the film but also drags almost everyone else through it, no matter how far fetched or implausible."

Posted Oct 2, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

17 0%

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

"At every opportunity to do something clever, the film goes right over the edge and kills every sense of believability... all you have left is a no-surprise series of explosions and violence while Banderas looks like he's not trying to laugh at how bad it"

Posted Oct 2, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

18 74%

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

"... an over-the-top, kick-butt family film that leans toward the excess but is still a worthy sequel... making adults feel like kids again while making kids feel a bit more grown up."

Posted Oct 2, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

19 48%

XXX (2002)

"While it may be fun to watch Vin Diesel blow things up and talk trash, he honestly deserves a better script to go with all that natural presence and athletic ability."

Posted Oct 2, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

20 40%

Reign of Fire (2002)

"If "Reign of Fire" could have spared a few more bucks to pump up the thrills and spent a little longer working out the story's ending, it might have become one of the highest grossing films of the summer."

Posted Oct 2, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

21 74%

Signs (2002)

"A smart reinterpretation of yet another urban legend with a Shyamalan twist and nearly timeless quality, "Signs" is an instant classic."

Posted Aug 3, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

22 54%

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

"Whether you're new to Austin 'Danger' Powers or a shagadelic fan of the series, this one may be the last and it's a worthy sequel to end with."

Posted Aug 3, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

23 39%

Men in Black II (2002)

"... short, strained, and tired. Just be sure to tiptoe out when you leave the theater so you don't wake up Tommy Lee Jones."

Posted Jul 10, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

24 22%

Mr. Deeds (2002)

"... nicely fills the void between special-effects blockbusters and predicatable thrillers while still being something you can send your kids to."

Posted Jul 10, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

25 86%

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

"... nobody is really a villain, nobody has to die, and everything works out in spite of all the chaos... the only thing "Lilo & Stitch" leaves you wanting is more."

Posted Jun 23, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

26 90%

Minority Report (2002)

"... director Steven Spielberg once again presents a glimpse of the future while Tom Cruise redeems himself along the way for 'Vanilla Sky'."

Posted Jun 23, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

27 83%

The Bourne Identity (2002)

"In addition to a clever plot, intrigue, and a car chase or two, Matt Damon manages to pull off being a friendly face that happens to be a highly-trained killer."

Posted Jun 23, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

28 59%

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

"(Not) the biggest or best film of this summer's blockbuster season, but it does hold up well under fire as long as you don't think about anything too hard."

Posted Jun 23, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

29 32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"... a character-driven story like this should probably have spent more time on the characters and less time on pyrotechnics."

Posted Jun 16, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

30 30%

Scooby-Doo (2002)

"... represents the very essence of taking a studio-owned property and sucking out its soul ...at the expense of everyone that once cherished it."

Posted Jun 16, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

31 77%

Undercover Brother (2002)

"Eddie Griffin is one of the funniest comedians in Hollywood making films right now... see why he's still a bargain for top billing."

Posted Jun 15, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

32 92%

Insomnia (2002)

"It's paced well, filmed well, and acted well, and it looks like everyone managed to pick up their paychecks well, too."

Posted Jun 14, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

33 93%

About a Boy (2002)

"... a surprisingly good film for just about everyone who is growing up or is just now considering it."

Posted Jun 14, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

34 67%

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

"Fans have a fix, audiences have an adventure, and Lucas has another blockbuster; what's not to love?"

Posted May 16, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

35 49%

Unfaithful (2002)

"... for all the mistakes this couple made, the story makes the viewer suffer more than the couple on screen."

Posted May 12, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

36 7%

The New Guy (2002)

"... the same tired old gags, modernized for the extreme sports generation. There's already been too many of these films..."

Posted May 10, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

37 89%

Spider-Man (2002)

"... the most faithful 4-color to film adaptation to date. And yes, it's amazing."

Posted May 4, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

38 20%

Jason X (2002)

"The kills are fun for audiences and special effects creators alike, as are many lines, but it's still the same old thing redressed to happen someplace else."

Posted Apr 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

39 28%

Life or Something Like It (2002)

"... there isn't enough comedy or drama here to satisfy anyone's tastes in particular, and even Renée Zellweger dressed as a tart couldn't have made it any more watchable."

Posted Apr 29, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

40 41%

The Scorpion King (2002)

"... an unapologetic rip-off of "Conan" and "The Beastmaster" that will have audiences and critics alike loathe to admit they had fun watching it."

Posted Apr 21, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

41 77%

Changing Lanes (2002)

"A combination of "Falling Down" and "The Game" but without Michael Douglas; is there a down side to this?"

Posted Apr 13, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

42 33%

Resident Evil (2002)

"... the current culmination of everything (Paul Anderson's) done to date... the results are pure cinematic fun."

Posted Apr 12, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

43 77%

Ice Age (2002)

"... nicely entertains and gives all audiences something to enjoy, which is always the goal for any would-be blockbuster..."

Posted Apr 12, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

44 38%

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

"Not the funniest film ever on this subject, but a nice statement and satire on relationships today."

Posted Apr 12, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

45 42%

Death to Smoochy (2002)

"... this film embraces an R-rating that can cause damage to a small child's fragile mind (or educate them prematurely.)"

Posted Apr 12, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

46 76%

Panic Room (2002)

"The 'fretful room' is a better description of this light thriller that unfolds like "Die Hard within a Budget.""

Posted Apr 11, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

47 59%

Blade II (2002)

"Between action, gunplay, fights, chases, special effects, and offensive one-liners, Blade II pleases on all levels."

Posted Apr 9, 2002

Kevin A. Ranson

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