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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
45% Deep Impact (1998) The filmmakers want us to care about all these people, but we never really get to know them, and there is no sense of impending doom except when Leoni starts chugging martinis.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
65% The X-Files - Fight the Future (1998) I predict you'll be pleasantly surprised, and may even find yourself in front of the TV on Sunday nights with the rest of us X-Files groupies.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
88% American Beauty (1999) American Beauty is deeply disturbing, acerbically funny, brilliantly acted, breathtakingly original and highly sophisticated.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
27% Lost in Space (1998) Once again an idea for a big budgeted feature film has been pulled from old issues of TV Guide.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2014
17% Wild Wild West (1999) The result? A cautionary tale about boys and their toys and what happens when a star, Will Smith, and a director, Barry Sonnenfeld, are given way too much money to play with.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2014
85% The Sixth Sense (1999) Willis turns in a measured and understated performance.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2013
80% The Boxer (1997) With Watson and Day-Lewis you can almost feel the heat, and their situation never feels contrived or artificial.‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2013
100% Toy Story 2 (1999) Toy Story 2 is a brilliant example of that rarest of Hollywood phenomena a sequel to a major hit film thats as good, if not better, than the original.‐
Posted Aug 6, 2012
72% The Mist (2007) It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2007
65% Dan in Real Life (2007) This is his [Carell's] most assured and rounded performance to date.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2007
57% We Own the Night (2007) Time will tell, but from where I'm sitting this deceptively routine cop movie runs deep. In fact, it already looks like a classic. Cagney and Tracy would be proud.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2007
88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) Nobody should have a cow. Bigger and longer don't always mean better, but The Simpsons Movie is still a cut above.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2007
91% Hairspray (2007) Bright, campy and wonderfully light, Hairspray reminds us that fun comes in all shapes and sizes. It's also one of the few 'event' movies this summer that doesn't outstay its welcome. That's worth singing about, no matter what your name is.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2007
42% Beyond the Sea (2004) Many people under 40 may not even remember Bobby Darin, let alone know about his remarkable life story. Beyond the Sea may rectify that problem and stand as a wonderful tribute to an amazing talent who left us all too soon.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
71% Bubble (2006) At times it's so mind-numbingly dull, it becomes funny. But it's not a feature film. I'm not really sure what it is.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2006
62% The New World (2005) Watching The New World is like watching a snail cross an eight-lane highway.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2006
77% Transamerica (2006) The result of Huffman's and Zegers' fine performances, and Tucker's excellent work, is one of the most thought-provoking and best films of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2006
76% Match Point (2005) This is a wonderfully provocative film with complex characters and breathless twists and turns.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2006
44% Casanova (2005) Is it Oscar bait? Not in the least. But it's a great date flick and perfect for a time full of all those 'serious' films.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2005
77% Munich (2005) A visceral, emotionally exhausting work that dares to ask questions -- and gives no easy answers.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2005
50% The Producers (2005) This isn't a movie. It's a Broadway musical captured on film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2005
87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) Quite simply, this is one of the best films of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2005
84% King Kong (2005) In a word, Jackson's King Kong is spectacular, awesome, phenomenal and breathtaking. OK, so I can't boil it down to one word.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2005
46% Rent (2005) I've never seen the stage musical Rent, but the movie had me at hello.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2005
83% Walk the Line (2005) Mangold's direction is excellent, and the script - - by Mangold and Gil Davis - - captures the complex characters without relying on biopic cliché.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2005
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Frankly, the entire film felt like the cinematic version of Hamburger Helper -- too little meat trying to do too much.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2005
21% Derailed (2005) Derailed" - - a pure popcorn thriller - - may find it hard to make a dent at the box office. But it is worth seeing.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2005
61% Jarhead (2005) As a study of one man's war experience, Jarhead has its moments. But if you want a great movie about the Gulf War, rent David O. Russell's Three Kings.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2005
49% Prime (2005) Refreshingly bright, unpredictable and intelligent while still offering moments of giddy humor that take you totally by surprise.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2005
69% North Country (2005) If you want to see good performances and cinematography wasted in a mediocre movie, that would be North Country.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) Good Night, and Good Luck will probably need a little bit of luck (and good word-of-mouth) to succeed, but seek it out: It's a terrific film.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2005
90% Capote (2005) Let me put this bluntly: Capote is, without a doubt, one of the best films of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2005
37% Flightplan (2005) Flightplan - - a heart-stopping thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2005
55% Just Like Heaven (2005) Just Like Heaven is light, pleasing and well worth seeing.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2005
52% An Unfinished Life (2005) Manages to be both moving and poignant largely because of the superb acting, cinematography and direction.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2005
6% A Sound of Thunder (2005) Watching A Sound of Thunder could possibly lower your IQ into the single digits.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2005
38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) What we have here isn't a movie, it's a coffee-table book.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2005
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) The good-natured tone of the film and the wonderful comedic talents of the entire cast -- especially Carell -- make the gross-out moments charmingly relatable.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2005
52% Four Brothers (2005) The main reason this films works so well is that Singleton has assembled an excellent cast to play the brothers.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2005
14% The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) The storyline is so dumb and predictable it wouldn't have even made the grade for an episode of the original TV series.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
36% Must Love Dogs (2005) Calling it a dog is an insult to canines.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2005
40% The Island (2005) The Island isn't the best sci-fi thriller out there this summer but it's enjoyable.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2005
82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) A beautifully executed, visually astounding film about love and family.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2005
75% War of the Worlds (2005) War of the Worlds can be a nightmarish trip, but it's a terrific film, a blockbuster that lives up to its billing.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2005
25% Bewitched (2005) The result is not only an homage to the original TV show, it's also a gentle -- and at times hilarious -- spoof of Hollywood.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2005
84% Batman Begins (2005) Bale, in his first venture into superhero status, hits just the right balance between Bruce's uncertainty and the intensity of his alter ego. Besides, Caine and Freeman elevate any project in which they appear.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2005
80% Cinderella Man (2005) We needed heroes in the 1930s, and we need them today, and Cinderella Man is the unashamed story of a hero.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2005
55% Madagascar (2005) A delight. Co-writers and -directors McGrath and Eric Darnell, along with their entire team, have done a terrific job with their sweet and whimsical story.‐
Read More | Posted May 27, 2005
17% Monster-in-Law (2005) Monster-in-Law, is only saved -- by the skin of its teeth -- by co-stars, Jane Fonda and Wanda Sykes.‐
Read More | Posted May 13, 2005
57% The Interpreter (2005) Top-notch entertainment.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2005