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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

American Beauty (1999)

"American Beauty is deeply disturbing, acerbically funny, brilliantly acted, breathtakingly original and highly sophisticated." ‐
Posted Feb 22, 2015

Lost in Space (1998)

"Once again an idea for a big budgeted feature film has been pulled from old issues of TV Guide." ‐
Posted Sep 17, 2014

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." ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2014

The Sixth Sense (1999)

"Willis turns in a measured and understated performance." ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2013

The Boxer (1997)

"With Watson and Day-Lewis you can almost feel the heat, and their situation never feels contrived or artificial." ‐
Posted May 14, 2013

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

The Mist (2007)

"It's a horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit." ‐
Posted Nov 30, 2007

Dan in Real Life (2007)

"This is his [Carell's] most assured and rounded performance to date." ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2007

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." ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2007

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." ‐
Posted Aug 2, 2007

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." ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2007

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." ‐
Posted Dec 30, 2006

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." ‐
Posted Jan 27, 2006

The New World (2005)

"Watching The New World is like watching a snail cross an eight-lane highway." ‐
Posted Jan 20, 2006

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." ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2006

Match Point (2005)

"This is a wonderfully provocative film with complex characters and breathless twists and turns." ‐
Posted Jan 6, 2006

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." ‐
Posted Dec 30, 2005

Munich (2005)

"A visceral, emotionally exhausting work that dares to ask questions -- and gives no easy answers." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2005

The Producers (2005)

"This isn't a movie. It's a Broadway musical captured on film." ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2005

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"Quite simply, this is one of the best films of the year." ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2005

Rent (2005)

"I've never seen the stage musical Rent, but the movie had me at hello." ‐
Posted Nov 23, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2005

Derailed (2005)

"Derailed" - - a pure popcorn thriller - - may find it hard to make a dent at the box office. But it is worth seeing." ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Nov 4, 2005

Prime (2005)

"Refreshingly bright, unpredictable and intelligent while still offering moments of giddy humor that take you totally by surprise." ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2005

North Country (2005)

"If you want to see good performances and cinematography wasted in a mediocre movie, that would be North Country." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2005

Capote (2005)

"Let me put this bluntly: Capote is, without a doubt, one of the best films of the year." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2005

Flightplan (2005)

"Flightplan - - a heart-stopping thriller." ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2005

Just Like Heaven (2005)

"Just Like Heaven is light, pleasing and well worth seeing." ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2005

An Unfinished Life (2005)

"Manages to be both moving and poignant largely because of the superb acting, cinematography and direction." ‐
Posted Sep 11, 2005

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

"Watching A Sound of Thunder could possibly lower your IQ into the single digits." ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2005

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

"What we have here isn't a movie, it's a coffee-table book." ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2005

Four Brothers (2005)

"The main reason this films works so well is that Singleton has assembled an excellent cast to play the brothers." ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Aug 5, 2005

Must Love Dogs (2005)

"Calling it a dog is an insult to canines." ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2005

The Island (2005)

"The Island isn't the best sci-fi thriller out there this summer but it's enjoyable." ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"A beautifully executed, visually astounding film about love and family." ‐
Posted Jul 15, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Jun 29, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2005

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." ‐
Posted Jun 15, 2005

Cinderella Man (2005)

"We needed heroes in the 1930s, and we need them today, and Cinderella Man is the unashamed story of a hero." ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2005

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." ‐
Posted May 27, 2005

Monster-in-Law (2005)

"Monster-in-Law, is only saved -- by the skin of its teeth -- by co-stars, Jane Fonda and Wanda Sykes." ‐
Posted May 13, 2005

The Interpreter (2005)

"Top-notch entertainment." ‐
Posted Apr 22, 2005

House of D (2004)

"David Duchovny claims he wrote the screenplay for House of D in only six days. It shows." ‐
Posted Apr 15, 2005

Sahara (2005)

"Whatever it lacks in substance it makes up for in gloss, humor and thrills, and a good time should be had by all." ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2005
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