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Joel Siegel

Joel Siegel
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A- 90% Capote (2005) Phillip Seymour Hoffman must be nominated for his uncanny portrayal of Truman Capote. It's frightening and fascinating.‐ Good Morning America
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B+ 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) I love movies about movies and this is one of the best. ‐ Good Morning America
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A- 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) Good Night and Good Luck will make my 10-best list. It's unquestionably one of the best films of the year.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 20% You, Me and Dupree (2006) The situations in this sitcom never get as funny as they should. ‐ Good Morning America
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C 44% She's the Man (2006) In a lame attempt to amuse older teens, She's the Man manages to alienate the parents of the younger ones with tampon jokes.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 73% V for Vendetta (2006) V for Vendetta, based on a graphic novel, is sabotaged by its second half, which is more like V for vacuous. By the end, it's 1984 meets The Phantom of the Opera.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 27% The Omen (2006) No gore, no death-defying screams and not too many scares either.‐ Good Morning America
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B- 82% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) There is a great movie in A Prairie Home Companion, which is based on Garrison Keillor's long-running radio show. Meryl Streep gives an amazing performance as a country singer.‐ Good Morning America
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A- 74% Cars (2006) You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get a ticket for doing 70 in a 45-mile-an-hour zone. It's that kind of a movie, and the real feel of the racing footage is absolutely spectacular. ‐ Good Morning America
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A 68% World Trade Center (2006) I started crying when I was writing this review. It is a tough movie. You are going to cry, but I urge you to see it. And when was the last time you saw or read something that made you feel positive about the human race.‐ Good Morning America
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67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Save some of those Kleenex for The Pursuit of Happyness.‐ Good Morning America
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79% Charlotte's Web (2006) Charlotte's Web is absolutely one of the best films of the year.‐ Good Morning America
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78% Dreamgirls (2006) This film could earn eight Oscar nominations. It's so much fun. Let's go see a movie where you smile, and cheer ... and tap your feet a little, too.‐ Good Morning America
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D 13% Town & Country (2000) I felt sorry for Mr. Heston.‐ Good Morning America
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A 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) These stars not only light up the screen, they generate enough electricity to light up Times Square. Movies just don't get better.‐ Good Morning America
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A 88% Mystic River (2003) Eastwood tells the story simply, barely moving the camera. The only special effect in this film is genius.‐ Good Morning America
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D+ 45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over (2003) There's a lot of hand-to-hand action, just like a video game, that gets harder as you move up a level. Also, like a video game, there is no story. You have no idea who is fighting whom. Or why.‐ Good Morning America
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B 25% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) Lara Croft is pure popcorn, lighter than air and a little bit greasy. And the rare summer sequel that's even more fun than the first.‐ Good Morning America
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A- 77% Seabiscuit (2003) Seabiscuit starts slow, finishes fast, not an eye without a tear, not a throat without a lump. It jumps out of the gate as a front-runner in the race for Hollywood's Triple Crown: best actor, best direction and best picture.‐ Good Morning America
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B+ 36% Scary Movie 3 (2003) Scary Movie 3 is even funnier than the first two.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 36% Radio (2003) Leave it to Hollywood to make a movie called Radio that would play better on TV.‐ Good Morning America
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C 14% Beyond Borders (2003) Angelina, here's something to remember next time: It's better to tell us one story that makes us feel than a thousand stories that make us numb.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 17% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) I'm not going to be the movie critic who gives Santa Claus a bad review. Not me. It's not up to the first two, but it's fine for kids, and Short is terrific.‐ Good Morning America
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A 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Offensive? Yes, but I haven't laughed this hard since the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy.‐ Good Morning America
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B 69% Snakes on a Plane (2006) This is a good-looking film, and Jackson is just so much fun to watch. The other horror films that are out there? This one's a slither above them all.‐ Good Morning America
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A- 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is the best summer movie of the summer. And, of course, you know it's rated "Aargh!"‐ Good Morning America
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C 38% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) Only the most die-hard Trekkies will like this one. The good news is the tagline for Star Trek: Nemesis -' "A Generation's Final Journey Begins." ... And ends?‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 39% Maid in Manhattan (2002) This maid is a near miss. Still, there's enough of JLo for her fans to like the film. ‐ Good Morning America
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F 5% Swept Away (2002) Just when you think you can root for the deckhand, he becomes mean and abusive.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 69% White Oleander (2002) White Oleander is one of the those movies you watch and think, "Yeah, I bet the book was great." ‐ Good Morning America
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D 21% Knockaround Guys (2002) Even with Vin Diesel's help, Knockaround Guys got knocked around a few times too many. ‐ Good Morning America
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A- 80% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) This is a genius romantic comedy. ‐ Good Morning America
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B+ 77% Comedian (2002) I wanted more jokes. But I'm never tired of watching the star.‐ Good Morning America
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B 55% The Santa Clause 2 (2002) I loved Tim Allen in The Santa Clause. It was a perfect match for his self-effacing humor. And he's even better in Santa Clause 2.‐ Good Morning America
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B- 16% I Spy (2002) There's nothing groundbreaking, nothing important, nothing socially conscious here. It's just two very funny guys, a plot that makes no sense at all - and a whole lot of laughs.‐ Good Morning America
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C- 34% The Truth About Charlie (2002) Demme does something I've never seen another director do - he makes Paris look bad. ‐ Good Morning America
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B- 14% Ghost Ship (2002) After a very brutal and bloody beginning, Ghost Ship plays like an old-fashioned ghost story, the kind that kept you awake when you were a kid. ‐ Good Morning America
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B+ 61% Tuck Everlasting (2002) Tuck Everlasting is a beautifully told fable with a kind of Halloween twist. ‐ Good Morning America
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B 66% Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002) Very well done.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 71% The Ring (2002) This remake of a hugely successful Japanese horror film is very well acted by Naomi Watts. It's just not that scary.‐ Good Morning America
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B+ 69% The Grey Zone (2002) If they gave an Oscar for best ensemble acting, and I think they should, The Grey Zone would get my vote. ‐ Good Morning America
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C 71% Auto Focus (2002) The film isn't the least bit erotic, or prurient - or even interesting. ‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 16% Abandon (2002) Ultimately, it's a suspense thriller in dire need of more suspense and more thrills. ‐ Good Morning America
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B 95% Bowling for Columbine (2002) I don't like Michael Moore. He cheats. When a film is presented as a documentary we expect some kind of journalistic search for truth ... But questions he raises about guns and violence ...add an immediacy to questions he asks that we all need to answer.‐ Good Morning America
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B 26% Formula 51 (2002) It's an English movie, with a Hong Kong director, starring Samuel L. Jackson in a kilt. That alone is a surefire formula for just plain fun at the movies. ‐ Good Morning America
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C 35% Duplex (2003) Not even great talent can fix the holes in Duplex - soon to be vacant at a theater near you.‐ Good Morning America
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C 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) Talk about your fixer-upper - the script needs fixer-uppering.‐ Good Morning America
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C+ 59% Secondhand Lions (2003) End result: You can't believe any of it. And poor Haley Joel Osment. Now he sees dead movies. ‐ Good Morning America
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B 62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) Tuscany is so beautiful. This is the kind of movie that makes you want to shout at the actors, "Get out of the way, I can't see the scenery."‐ Good Morning America
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C- 59% Down With Love (2003) This purports to be a modern version of the Doris Day-Rock Hudson Pillow Talk comedies but ends up being a big snore.‐ Good Morning America
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