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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 55%

Déjà Vu (2006)

"Washington has powered through thrillers like this before, always managing to make the best of dubious material." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 21, 2006
3/4 95%

Casino Royale (2006)

"Casino Royale is everything you could ask for in a Bond movie, and more. Much more. Sometimes even more than is a good idea." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 14, 2006
2/4 28%

Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) (2006)

"A feminist fantasy that you can either embrace -- as director Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa) seems to have done with an unbecoming schoolgirl gushiness -- or repeatedly be pulled out of the story by its falseness." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 72%

Flushed Away (2006)

"An adventure that -- in both its breathtaking ingenuity and breathless excitement -- exceeds Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run, the two previous collaborations between DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 2, 2006
4/4 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"Borat is a comedy whose lengthy title is difficult to remember, and whose incendiary humor is impossible to forget. It is the most insanely funny movie of this, or any other, year." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Nov 2, 2006
2.5/4 37%

Death of a President (2006)

"Despite the intentionally controversial depiction of the murder of a sitting U.S. president, the movie never arrives at the shocking conclusions a picture like this seems to cry out for." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 26, 2006
1.5/4 60%

Al Franken: God Spoke (2006)

"Franken doesn't allow the knee-jerk predictability of his liberal pronouncements to deflate the great gasbag that he becomes as the movie proceeds." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 5, 2006
4/4 91%

The Departed (2006)

"In Martin Scorsese's thrilling, throbbing reinterpretation of [Infernal Affairs], it is the war that rages within all of us -- between our better and our badder selves -- that transforms this tale of treachery into one of the year's best movies." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/4 95%

49 Up (2006)

"In the same way that none of us ever do turn out as expected, neither do they. And that's more or less the point of continuing the series, even as they drone on about their disappointing marriages and dashed dreams, just like the rest of us." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/4 48%

Open Season (2006)

"A little bit like Over the Hedge, and a lot like the upcoming Flushed Away, in which an animated house mouse is forced to fend for himself in the sewers of London, Open Season may sound a bit familiar, but it is never dull." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 29, 2006
2/4 11%

All The King's Men (2006)

"These characters and their effect upon each other are so poorly developed that it seems as if large chunks of the plot are missing." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3/4 100%

Buffalo Boy (2003)

"If you have ever wondered what the life of a Vietnamese peasant was like in the 1940s, it seems unlikely there will be a lovelier evocation of it than Buffalo Boy." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2.5/4 86%

Quinceañera (2006)

"What makes this modest little movie better than it sounds is the insistent beating of its heart." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 12, 2006
3/4 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"World Trade Center delivers to its audience a calculated dose of uplift and gooses us along to feel suspense here, compassion there and hope at the end." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 8, 2006
3/4 72%

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

"Talladega Nights is very funny at times, even if the Ballad part mostly boils down to a series of comedy sketches connected by a recurring character." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 4, 2006
3.5/4 91%

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

"A comedy that is both hilarious and bold." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Aug 3, 2006
2.5/4 47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"The movie isn't perfect, but it's good enough, and better than most. It should keep us occupied until the big screen version of The Apprentice comes along." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 28, 2006
2/4 40%

Scoop (2006)

"Too often the movie suffers from jokes that sound left over from Broadway Danny Rose, without the ironic sense of detachment." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 27, 2006
1.5/4 24%

Lady in the Water (2006)

"It is yet another of Shyamalan's attempts to wade into the deep end of the profundity pool, where not even chlorine can kill the brackish residue of his design." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 21, 2006
3/4 69%

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006)

"I'm Your Man never quite gets its man in a coherent frame, but for all its zigs and zags outside the lines, the portrait of Cohen that emerges is a fascinating one." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 20, 2006
3/4 74%

Monster House (2006)

"Monster House is like an amusement park ride through a fun house. It's a great deal more fun than that other amusement park ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, and funnier than the summer's Pixar picture, Cars." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 20, 2006
2/4 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"This installment in the trilogy feels more like filler between the first and the last episodes, and with no obvious story to tell, it remains mired in the horse latitudes of whimsy." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jul 6, 2006
3.5/4 76%

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

"A very clever adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's bestselling novel." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 29, 2006
3/4 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"[Singer] has brought the venerable superhero soaring back to life by delivering a satisfying blend of action, story and character development. If the movie is half an hour longer than it needs to be, there also are moments when you wish it would never end" ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 26, 2006
1/4 35%

The Lake House (2006)

"Bullock's decision to play Kate as a morose kill-joy is particularly inexplicable. She's getting letters from some hot architect through a hole in the time-space continuum, and yet her expression remains impassive, her voice flat, her outlook maudlin." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 24, 2006
2.5/4 27%

Waist Deep (2006)

"A solidly crafted piece of genre filmmaking." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 22, 2006
2.5/4 95%

Wordplay (2006)

"Working from a template made familiar by such recent documentaries as Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, Wordplay provides a series of clues that artfully explain the defining madness of the Times crossword." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 22, 2006
1/4 32%

Click (2006)

"As a comic, Adam Sandler has never had an original thought, or if he did, he probably assumed he had stolen it from somebody, he just didn't know who." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 22, 2006
2.5/4 86%

The Heart of the Game (2005)

"Serrill's documentary on a girls' high school basketball team in Seattle has oodles of heart. What it hasn't got is game." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 15, 2006
3.5/4 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"This could quickly turn into a train wreck if both the material and the performances weren't there to fill the frame. Fortunately, Nacho Libre is able to keep fading to Black, who has the lucha of love. And of greatness." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 15, 2006
2.5/4 74%

Cars (2006)

"Cars gives you plenty of time to think, some of which you may wish to use wondering why it isn't a better movie." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 8, 2006
2/4 27%

The Omen (2006)

"Schreiber seems to wander through the film like Hamlet's ghost, waiting for his soliloquy to come, and it never does. He's kind of a cold fish, and Stiles isn't much better." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Jun 6, 2006
1.5/4 33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"The Break-Up is being marketed as an 'unconventional romantic comedy,' but the only thing unconventional about it is that it's not romantic and it's not a comedy." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 31, 2006
1.5/4 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"... it's a thriller with a lot of explaining to do, which it does, endlessly, while we wait for an actual movie to break out." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 18, 2006
2.5/4 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"Falls squarely -- and, it must be said, squirrelly -- in the middle between the lackluster Madagascar and the wonderful Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 18, 2006
3/4 44%

Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) (2005)

"Even though Goal! takes its own sweet time getting there, the story of Santiago Munez (played by Spanish-language TV star Kuno Becker) finally arrives at the heartwarming uplift to which all sports movies are required to aspire." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 11, 2006
2.5/4 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"After you've seen Poseidon, you will never willingly crawl into a thousand-gallon ballast tank again." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 11, 2006
2/4 36%

Art School Confidential (2006)

"Proposes to paint a black comedy, but instead has the outsize ears and lopsided, leering grin of bad caricature." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 11, 2006
1/4 13%

Just My Luck (2006)

"A dispiriting piece of consumerist comedy in which it's not the jokes that are priceless, but having the right credit card, the right outfit and the right boyfriend. It's a lose-lose." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 11, 2006
3/4 91%

Water (2005)

"Water runs deep because Mehta is an able -- if somewhat gloomy -- storyteller." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 4, 2006
2.5/4 87%

The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006)

"An example of fascinating material that frequently triumphs over its pedestrian presentation." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 4, 2006
2/4 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"If you've ever wondered what a two-hour episode of Abrams' TV show Alias would look like if he spent $150 million making it, well, now's your chance to find out." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted May 4, 2006
2.5/4 56%

The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)

"... it doesn't bring us any closer to understanding Page's life, or the origins of the multi-billion dollar porn industry." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3.5/4 91%

United 93 (2006)

"... hard to watch, but impossible to turn away from." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 27, 2006
1.5/4 23%

RV (2006)

"RV is a movie founded upon a single, gigantic, gas-guzzling joke, which is then sliced 98 ways during each excruciating minute of its running time: that people who ride around the country in garishly colored land barges are inherently funny." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 27, 2006
3/4 33%

The Sentinel (2006)

"It's a sleek piece of entertainment with attractive performers who deliver exactly what's expected of them." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 20, 2006
1.5/4 72%

Friends With Money (2006)

"I think I liked Aniston's old friends better." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 8, 2006
2.5/4 No Score Yet

White Rainbow (2006)

"Intended as an empowerment fantasy in a world where fantasy is the last thing that's needed." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3/4 89%

Sir! No Sir! (2006)

"This compelling documentary by director David Zeiger recounts what were more than half a million 'incidents of desertion' during the war, many of them acts of direct rebellion against the legitimacy of the war." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 6, 2006
3/4 51%

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

"Even when it's being too clever by half, Lucky Number Slevin racks up twice as many style points as any other film so far this year." ‐San Jose Mercury News
Posted Apr 6, 2006
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