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Mike Clark

Mike Clark
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4/4 93% Boogie Nights (1997) The pop 1970s were typified in part by cheesy fashions, ephemeral music and a regular diet of daring, cutting-edge movies that arguably made that decade Hollywood's richest. Blistering Boogie Nights recaptures the spirit of that time on all three counts.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 61% The House of Yes (1997) Unless you think drawing-room re-enactments of JFK's assassination beat Pictionary as a party game, it's best to say no to the achingly arch comic satire The House of Yes.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 22% RocketMan (1997) One small step for an unknown comic. One giant stumble for comedy-kind. ‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 39% A Life Less Ordinary (1997) Lovely to look at, a semi-chore to sit through, this flick could have used an extra blast of pixie dust. ‐ USA Today
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3/4 82% Gattaca (1997) An institutional hush envelops the compelling cautionary fable Gattaca as if it were muffled by a velvet lab coat.‐ USA Today
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1/4 42% Bean (1997) We'll forgive England for the Spice Girls. Maybe even Benny Hill, Joan Collins, Boy George, Fergie and that habit of pouring milk in tea. But with Bean's arrival, it might mean war. ‐ USA Today
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3.5/4 87% The Wings of the Dove (1997) Instead of piling on distracting historical details and background, Dove trusts the audience to notice behavioral clues and fill in the blanks. ‐ USA Today
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3/4 85% Anastasia (1997) The film's strength lies not just with its haunting melodies, pretty pictures and kid-friendly sidekicks, but in an emotionally gripping script.‐ USA Today
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3/4 30% One Night Stand (1997) The acting hits all the right notes, especially Wesley Snipes as a married man drawn into a fling with a stranger (Nastassja Kinski) and Robert Downey Jr. in a stripped-down portrait of a gay man dying of AIDS.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 21% The Jackal (1997) The international pursuit grows borderline monotonous but there is a jump in pacing during the Washington, D.C., climax.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 24% Flubber (1997) Robin Williams is given no room to stretch. He's stuck mooning over a romance that will bore youngsters.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 55% Alien Resurrection (1997) Weaver obviously knows her role by now, but Winona Ryder is as much of an action hero as Julie Nixon would be, going way out of her element.‐ USA Today
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3.5/4 97% Good Will Hunting (1997) The headline story from this slice of honestly earned sentiment is Matt Damon, who delivers the year's No. 1 breakthrough performance directly atop his agreeable high-profile turn in John Grisham's The Rainmaker.‐ USA Today
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2/4 72% Deconstructing Harry (1997) Certain echoes from Allen's own tabloid ferment get channeled through bombastic speakers here.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 15% For Richer or Poorer (1997) Kirstie Alley and Tim Allen are shallow New York socialites on the verge of divorce who become tax-fraud fugitives and pretend to be simple Amish folk. Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert they're not. ‐ USA Today
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1/4 30% Home Alone 3 (1997) Twice the bad guys, half the laughs.‐ USA Today
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3.5/4 76% Amistad (1997) The narrative perils are daunting in this little-known true tale of a bloody slave-ship rebellion in 1839 and its jumbled aftermath in the U.S. judicial system.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 42% Mouse Hunt (1997) Mouse Hunt mostly squeaks by thanks to the considerable mugging prowess of its leads players, Lee Evans and Nathan Lane. ‐ USA Today
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3/4 76% Kundun (1997) The film is, in many ways, a remarkable achievement but also a singularly undynamic entry in the director's canon.‐ USA Today
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1/4 7% Mr. Magoo (1997) The movie is an insult to the intelligence of the entire human race. ‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 9% The Postman (1997) Star/director Kevin Costner's futuristic folly The Postman is so loopy that, for a while, one wants to shield it from a critical storm that has already begun.‐ USA Today
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2/4 12% Firestorm (1998) Hokey smoky. That just about sums up Firestorm, a not-so-towering inferno of action nonsense and overheated mayhem.‐ USA Today
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3.5/4 80% Live Flesh (Carne trĂ©mula) (1998) A single ricochet gunshot propels the plot and dramatically alters the lives of the quintet. The result is a vengeful, five-way battle of wits.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 28% Hard Rain (1997) Hard Rain is pure water torture.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 35% Spice World (1998) Can the Spice Girls act beyond their assigned personas? World doesn't stop spinning long enough to answer.‐ USA Today
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2/4 59% The Gingerbread Man (1997) The Gingerbread Man, a neo-noir thriller that unwinds with off-kilter promise, is the big yawn.‐ USA Today
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2/4 13% Phantoms (1998) Until it coughs up a ridiculously convoluted explanation of why an isolated town in Colorado suddenly goes deader than a weekday matinee of The Postman, Phantoms delivers the shivers.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 63% Zero Effect (1997) Zero Effect drones on for two hours unraveling a convoluted blackmail plot of zero interest. ‐ USA Today
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3/4 No Score Yet Killers (1997) [It's a] violent, high-energy U.S. action film, in the Hong Kong tradition. ‐ USA Today
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3/4 67% Nil by Mouth (1998) Nil By Mouth offers a harrowing look at a working-class family beset by drugs, alcohol and abuse. ‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 46% Blues Brothers 2000 (1997) Now a sequel has arrived, Blues Brothers 2000, offering more of the same. And less.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 75% Afterglow (1997) Like Tiffany jewels in a Woolworth setting, talented veterans Julie Christie and Nick Nolte outshine Alan Rudolph's mediocre film Afterglow.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 39% Palmetto (1997) It's indicative of how crazy matters get when ex-journalist Harrelson gets hired to run the police press office as his caper disintegrates.‐ USA Today
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2/4 6% Senseless (1998) Have we seen this before? Here's another comedy about a substance that supernaturally alters its hero's life - a premise that also sustained Jerry Lewis's Nutty Professor, not to mention Eddie Murphy's remake.‐ USA Today
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0.5/4 No Score Yet Hollywood Burn (2012) The symbol for Hollywood Pictures ... is a sphinx. Hollywood Pictures' reputation is such, however, that the saying in the movie industry is, "If it's sphinx, it stinks." No further proof is needed than this dreadful film.‐ Washington Post
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3/4 34% The Real Blonde (1998) "It seems like everybody is getting stupider and stupider," a couple of different characters observe in The Real Blonde. Yet, as this quirky and funny new film shows, it's not a terminal condition. ‐ USA Today
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3/4 29% Kissing a Fool (1997) In the amusing Kissing a Fool, David Schwimmer of TV's Friends plays a character 180 degrees from the vulnerable, sensitive Ross of Friends.‐ USA Today
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3/4 74% Dark City (1998) Dark City is fascinating, visionary filmmaking that captures the sensation of dreaming and being unable to wake up.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 16% Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) Krippendorf's Tribe, a surprisingly enjoyable piece of piffle, is pure Disney all the way, replete with a wholly preposterous plot, engaging performances and a feel-good, lesson-teaching ending.‐ USA Today
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1.5/4 13% Hush (1998) Hush is recycled junk - campy fun at times but total trash.‐ USA Today
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3/4 82% The Big Lebowski (1998) The Big Lebowski is a noir send-up, so call it L.A. Inconsequential.‐ USA Today
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3/4 60% Twilight (1998) With its underlying theme of Hollywood class resentment and an array of B-list citizenry, Robert Benton's aptly titled Twilight is better than a lot of contemporary films at capturing the feel of vintage Los Angeles-based detective fiction.‐ USA Today
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2/4 26% U.S. Marshals (1997) The movie is basically a clip reel of action production numbers, though admittedly some of these are staged with a ta-da-da-da sense of showmanship.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 32% The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) To these nonteen ears and eyes, the kid is no more real in either guise than his phony flowing locks. And the romantic scenes fizzle next to Titanic's steamy roll in a Rolls.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 41% Mr. Nice Guy (Yat goh hiu yan) (1997) Even by the low standards of Chan films, Mr. Nice Guy isn't very good.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 No Score Yet Wild Thing (1987) Also involved are the local cops, exemplified by suspicious detective Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon).‐ Washington Post
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4/4 80% Primary Colors (1998) Primary Colors perfectly captures the spirit of its topic and time to become The Big Chill of politics.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 63% The Newton Boys (1998) As portrayed by Matthew McConaughey in his first fully satisfying screen performance, Willis Newton regards his three younger brothers and their associates as social rectifiers who take money only from the real thieves: bankers and their directors.‐ Washington Post
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1.5/4 36% No Looking Back (1998) It's conclusive proof that life in an oceanside burg can be drab and uninvolving.‐ USA Today
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2.5/4 77% The Butcher Boy (1997) The movie is well-crafted and tightly assembled, but it's also loud and unmodulated. ‐ USA Today
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