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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.8/4 BM 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) This movie was perhaps a smidge away from being a blast. It IS, however, an entertaining yukfest.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2004
3.7/4 94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) It's really going to send people out of the theaters with 'wows' on their lips. Or maybe 'hot damns.' Perhaps 'hotchee-wawas.'‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2004
3/4 GM 61% The Terminal (2004) A reasonably enjoyable film overall, but I came out of the theater thinking it was "cute." This tends to mean "Not very interesting, but at least I'm not angry."‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2004
3.8/4 BM 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) It's not a good movie by any means, but it's well aware of that fact, and periodically takes advantage of it.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2004
**.9 BM 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) The entire film is basically a video game. Painfully obviously a video game. I swear, when the sentinel things came pouring into Zion, I wanted to start mashing the X button.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2004
3.8/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) It's a beautiful movie, it's elegantly shot and, apparently as intended, it makes a great postcard for Tokyo.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2003
3/4 41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Overall, the movie's pretty fun, maybe an inch or two shy of being a total blast.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2003
3.7/4 61% Hulk (2003) Ang Lee has done a remarkable job in creating a moody, quiet and foreboding comic book movie - not something you get a lot of in the slam-bang age.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2003
1.8/4 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Two words: Empty Spectacle.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2003
3.2/4 57% Irréversible (2002) It ain't a date movie, but it's worth watching if you're in a pissy mood and you want to justify your distaste for humanity.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted May 7, 2003
3.8/4 96% The Pianist (2002) It's a captivating film that can be uncomfortable to watch, but I couldn't turn away.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2003
2.9/4 31% Head of State (2003) The film still manages to entertain, even if it doesn't really enlighten.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.3/4 44% Daredevil (2003) The uninitiated into nerddom will cry foul that this is Spider-Man crossed with Batman and sprinkled with The Crow. Buuuuuut... that's kinda what Daredevil is. However, combining three really cool things rarely results in something uncool.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
2.7/4 24% Masked and Anonymous (2003) It's all very confusing and, shall we say, "open to interpretation." It's a hard film to get into and an even harder film to like, but I can't dismiss a movie featuring John Goodman out of hand, even if it might be a pretense festival.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3/4 73% Buffalo Soldiers (2001) It's an enjoyable film, if not really knockdown hilarious or colossally incisive.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
2/4 43% Dysfunktional Family (2003) There's all this buildup about how Eddie was "always a bright kid," but then every time he heads for some intelligent stuff, there's always a quick swerve into dumb stuff.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3.7/4 87% 28 Days Later (2003) This movie starts off with a pretty big bang and just does NOT let up with the tension.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3.2/4 84% Pieces of April (2003) The film took my skepticism as a challenge and nailed me by the end, getting me a little misty-eyed at the simple honesty and bittersweetness of the story.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3.8/4 96% Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt) (2002) It creates a lot of honest emotional confusion that leads to legitimate gut-twinges.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3/4 68% Laurel Canyon (2003) Maybe I'm not even supposed to believe these people are real characters, this being Los Angeles and all, the land of the falsehood.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3.1/4 64% The Shape Of Things (2002) It left me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, but there's enough interesting stuff going on here to make it worth checking out.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3.5/4 70% Confidence (2003) It's all up for grabs in this stylish, Tarantinoey zing-fest, and overall, it's a fun product.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
3.8/4 35% Levity (2003) I guess I've got a thing for prison redemption movies starring Morgan Freeman. There are worse things to have things for.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003
4/4 79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) Be it comic fantasy, delusional insanity or twisted reality, the film works on all levels.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2003
3.6/4 75% Gangs of New York (2002) This is a well-done crime saga with a sudden swerve into historical madness that takes what would have been a cool yet ordinary story up to the level of true cinematic bitchin'ness.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2003
2.9/4 86% Chicago (2002) Maybe I'm on the crack, but isn't part of the point of transferring a big-time Broadway musical to the big screen to make us forget that was written for a stage?‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2003
3.3/4 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) It's a nifty flick, with neat little twists and turns here and there and some fun to be had.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2003
3.5/4 69% Max (2002) Noah Taylor gives an effective, chilling and appropriately creepy performance as Hitler, whose fiery grit and determination would make a compelling rags-to-riches saga if he weren't such a horrible, horrible bastard.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2003
2.8/4 7% All the Queen's Men (2001) There's an uneasy balance between the comedy and the drama that doesn't really fire on all levels, but it works on a few of them.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2002
3.6/4 88% Roger Dodger (2002) Campbell Scott is putting on an acting clinic. Perhaps Keanu Reeves can be convinced to attend.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2002
3.8/4 96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) You'll either be into this stuff or you won't be - depends on your tolerance for the fantastical.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2002
2.8/4 76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) A sweet little story about getting married and not resenting your heritage. Fine. However, I can almost guarantee this will become a sitcom.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2002
3.8/4 91% Adaptation (2002) You gotta enjoy a movie that pulls a brilliant joke on its audience, many of whom won't even get it, making most of those who DO get it feel all happy and hoity-toity about how brilliant they must be to get the joke.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2002
2.9/4 72% Auto Focus (2002) I am highly amused by the idea that we have come to a point in society where it has been deemed important enough to make a film in which someone has to be hired to portray Richard Dawson.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2002
3.6/4 76% 8 Mile (2002) You can pull out the cynic goggles and look at this film in a variety of dismissive ways... The problem, however, is that it's a really good film.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2002
3.3/4 71% Run Ronnie Run! (2002) The most consistently and ridiculously hilarious film I've seen in ages.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2002
2/4 71% The Ring (2002) A frantic hunt to solve "The Conundrum Of The Killer Maxell VHS VideoCassette (SP: 2 Hrs, EP: 6 Hrs)."‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2002
3.7/4 79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Sandler has played weirdos for zany comic effect, and it's interesting to finally see him play one in a relatively subdued romantic dramedy.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2002
3.4/4 43% The Rules of Attraction (2002) The events of the film are just so WEIRD that I honestly never knew what the hell was coming next.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2002
2/4 22% The Tuxedo (2002) It concentrates far too much on the awkward interplay and utter lack of chemistry between Chan and Hewitt.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2002
2.7/4 54% The Transporter (2002) Sometimes you just wanna watch a badass be a badass.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2002
3/4 70% White Oleander (2002) It's got some pretentious eye-rolling moments and it didn't entirely grab me, but there's stuff here to like.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2002
2.3/4 69% Red Dragon (2002) Hannibal Lecter has become a joke.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2002
3.6/4 97% Spirited Away (2002) It's a beautiful film, full of elaborate and twisted characters - and it's also pretty funny.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
1.5/4 38% She Gets What She Wants (2005) There ain't a lot more painful than an unfunny movie that thinks it's hilarious.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
3/4 75% Igby Goes Down (2002) Precocious smarter-than-thou wayward teen struggles to rebel against his oppressive, right-wing, propriety-obsessed family. Anyone else seen this before?‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
3/4 48% Pushing Tin (1999) The dialog is quick - heck, the entire movie has to be pretty fast-paced to paint an effective picture of the frazzled nerves that result from a job like this.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
2.8/4 20% Knockaround Guys (2002) It seems to have been going for a sort of "please think we're as cool as - or if not, at least somewhere around the same league as Reservoir Dogs" thing, but it falls a bit short.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
3.1/4 82% Barbershop (2002) This is a simple slice-of-life story, really - a day in the barbershop and why people like to be there and what it means to folks - and damn if'n it don't make ya wanna hang out there, too.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
2.8/4 41% The Four Feathers (2002) A stumbling historical saga so tepid in story and fluidity that it will leave you emotionally uninvolved and personally indifferent? 'Fraid so.‐ CriminyPete.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002