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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% Sin City (2005) Without doubt the most visually stunning live action transfer of the comic book format to the big screen ever made. ‐
Posted Apr 1, 2005
53% Melinda and Melinda (2005) Melinda and Melinda does have its faults, but it's plainly the work of a master filmmaker. ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2005
43% Guess Who (2005) A somewhat fun, if rather uneven, ride with a few clever scenes and enough comedic juice to keep Kutcher and Mac fans focused until the credits roll. ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2005
64% Robots (2005) Children should enjoy it without reservation. ‐
Posted Mar 11, 2005
20% The Pacifier (2005) Without doubt the worst film of the year so far, The Pacifier is actually painful to watch. ‐
Posted Mar 4, 2005
46% Constantine (2005) Constantine does have its pleasures. ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2005
10% The Wedding Date (2005) This particular wedding-cake walk does feature the excellent comedic timing of Debra Messing and the charm and sex appeal of Dermot Mulroney, which will likely combine to make this film a hit with the date crowd. ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2005
13% Hide and Seek (2005) Hide and Seek really isn't a suspense thriller at all. It's a mystery movie. It's always a mystery when highly talented people commit the time and effort to a film that is so obviously mediocre. ‐
Posted Jan 28, 2005
60% Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) It's a good old-fashioned shoot-'em-up with a few nice twists and some very good acting. ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2005
39% Meet the Fockers (2004) [Hoffman and Streisand] make a wonderful team, but it's too bad the material isn't fresher and more worth their time and yours. ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2005
90% Hotel Rwanda (2004) The film defines how, using cunning and courage, a person can change the course of history -- and stand up to the inhumanity in our midst. ‐
Posted Dec 30, 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Full of [Wes Anderson's] many trademark flourishes. ‐
Posted Dec 27, 2004
87% The Aviator (2004) The Aviator is the perfect melding of talent and material. ‐
Posted Dec 17, 2004
91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) The film works on every level -- acting, direction and production -- as it tells its heartfelt story about human frailty and the power of redemption. ‐
Posted Dec 15, 2004
56% Ocean's Twelve (2004) A fun-filled, mind-twisting romp featuring a cast that obviously had just as much fun making the film as the audience does watching it. ‐
Posted Dec 10, 2004
68% Closer (2004) It has a lot to say about the human condition and what we're willing to go through in order to find and keep love. ‐
Posted Dec 3, 2004
16% Alexander (2004) A ponderous death march of a story that seemingly never ends. ‐
Posted Nov 23, 2004
83% Finding Neverland (2004) I'd rank it as one of the best films of the year. ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2004
90% Kinsey (2004) Kinsey does its subjects -- human, biological and psychological -- justice. ‐
Posted Nov 12, 2004
55% The Polar Express (2004) Those human characters in the film come across as downright ... well, creepy. So The Polar Express is at best disconcerting, and at worst, a wee bit horrifying. ‐
Posted Nov 10, 2004
97% The Incredibles (2004) The people at Pixar have done it again. They've married state-of-the-art computer animation to great storytelling and have delivered a unique film full of heart, pathos and an unfailing faith in the triumph of good over evil. ‐
Posted Nov 5, 2004
81% Ray (2004) Hackford has made a film that -- like Charles' music itself -- breaks your heart, makes it brim with joy and ultimately fills it with a deep belief in beauty and salvation. ‐
Posted Oct 29, 2004
7% Surviving Christmas (2004) It's just in time for Halloween, and it is a scary movie. Unfortunately it's supposed to be a comedy. ‐
Posted Oct 22, 2004
99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) It's as fresh and suspenseful as anything before or since. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2004
46% Shall We Dance (2004) Its missteps turn the delicate footwork of the original into a clunky thud. ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2004
81% Friday Night Lights (2004) Lights feels real, honest and -- most of all -- heartfelt, and it's filled with good performances and a fine spirit. ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2004
35% Shark Tale (2004) A delightful, delicious and fresh pop culture comedy. ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2004
31% The Forgotten (2004) If you want to watch good actors do good work, the film will entertain, but some of the plot twists beg to be, um, forgotten. ‐
Posted Sep 24, 2004
72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Class-A eye candy. ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2004
55% Cellular (2004) The true beauty of this film is how the dramatic tension builds to almost unbearable levels, only to be snapped by a bit of humor, and then over and over takes up once again. ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2004
51% Vanity Fair (2004) A highly satisfying period-style soap opera with heaving bosoms, elaborate hairdos and a sweeping look at history. ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2004
72% Open Water (2004) The unforgiving power of nature are all on display to amazing, and frightening, effect. ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2004
86% Collateral (2004) A suspense thriller with little real suspense and few thrills. ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2004
81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Lacks some of the heart and soul of the original, but it still manages to be entertaining thanks in large part to the talents of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Liev Schreiber. ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2004
81% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Just as thrilling, edgy and entertaining as the first installment. ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2004
48% De-Lovely (2004) This elegant production beautifully captures a time and place that no longer exists -- and perhaps never did -- except in song. ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original. ‐
Posted Jun 29, 2004
83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) It's an accomplished documentary with an extremely powerful message. ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2004
61% The Terminal (2004) The first 45 minutes or so are interesting, as we learn about Hanks' character and his unusual situation. Then the whole thing takes a nose dive and never recovers. ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) A big, cheesy sci-fi flick tailor-made for a young male audience looking for things that go boom. ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2004
91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) An utter delight. ‐
Posted Jun 4, 2004
45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) I know disaster flicks rarely make a whole lot of sense, but this film seems to go out of its way to be stupid. ‐
Posted May 27, 2004
88% Shrek 2 (2004) Shrek 2 is a Hollywood rarity: a sequel every bit as good -- if not better -- than the original. ‐
Posted May 19, 2004
54% Troy (2004) There is a lot of guts and glory here, but not a lot of heart. ‐
Posted May 14, 2004
17% Laws of Attraction (2004) It tries to emulate the great Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn classics, but ends up a pale copy. ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2004
39% Man on Fire (2004) A highly watchable action thriller with one big flaw: It feels like two different movies aimed at two different audiences. ‐
Posted Apr 23, 2004
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) A rip-roaring, highly entertaining, extremely enjoyable continuation to Vol. 1. ‐
Posted Apr 15, 2004
29% The Alamo (2004) In addition to the way the now-mythic characters are brought down to a human level, the best thing about this production of The Alamo is that Hancock has made everything look and feel so authentic. ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2004
41% Jersey Girl (2004) It's way too tame for Smith's hardcore fans -- they'll probably hate every minute of it -- and not solid enough to draw new admirers. ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) In addition to matching Kaufman's wild imagination with equally startling visuals, Gondry has also managed to get the best, most mature and sharply focused performance ever from Jim Carrey. ‐
Posted Mar 18, 2004