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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Apocalypse Now (1979)

"...the movie still has the power to floor you with its stunning sounds and imagery." ‐
Posted Jan 17, 2002

Charlotte Gray (2002)

"Blanchett is an extraordinary actress, and she does what she can to flesh out the material. But Charlotte is one of the least active underground operatives in movie history." ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2002

Black Hawk Down (2001)

"Look out, everybody: Two of the most pandering, tactless filmmakers in Hollywood history are now teaching us about honor among soldiers." ‐
Posted Dec 28, 2001

Ali (2001)

"If you have any interest at all in the subject, Ali is worth your time." ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2001

Kate & Leopold (2001)

"Cute or not, Ryan is starting to seem like a stubborn homecoming queen who refuses to surrender her tiara." ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2001

Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001)

"The most delightfully original children's film of 2001." ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2001

Lantana (2002)

"A gifted cast keeps the bummer moving forward with an intensity that's a thrill to behold." ‐
Posted Dec 14, 2001

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

"Inappropriate directness informs every second of The Royal Tenenbaums, and it just about wrecks the movie." ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2001

No Man's Land (2001)

"A worthwhile little picture with a true sense of humanity running through it." ‐
Posted Dec 7, 2001

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

"An implausible military technology adventure that takes about 10 minutes to get started, then climaxes for an hour-and-a-half." ‐
Posted Nov 29, 2001

In the Bedroom (2001)

"As good as the performances are, much of the movie flounders." ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2001

Spy Game (2001)

"Scott films every scene, no matter how routine, as if he's covering the launch of a nuclear missile." ‐
Posted Nov 21, 2001

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"Columbus and screenwriter Steve Kloves are so careful to avoid offending anyone by excising a passage from the book, the so-called narrative is more like a jamboree inside Rowling's head." ‐
Posted Nov 15, 2001

Heist (2001)

"Once you recognize that each new development is nothing more than a prelude to another con, any sense of tension is moot." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2001

Amélie (2001)

"Its whimsical, free-ranging nature is often enchanting; the first hour, in particular, is brimming with amiable, sardonic laughs. But there comes a point where you feel like Jeunet is forcing whimsy down your throat with a plunger." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2001

Tape (2001)

"The banter isn't sharp enough to drive the story, and Linklater's lack of visual elegance is a major hindrance." ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2001

Domestic Disturbance (2001)

"About as tense as a game of connect-the-dots." ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2001

Life as a House (2001)

"Life as a House is beautifully shot, by legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, but let's get metaphorical again: a nice paint job is no substitute for a solid foundation." ‐
Posted Oct 26, 2001

My First Mister (2002)

"Franklin's gooey, implausible script is too ridiculous to support unexpected bouts of sincerity, and the darkness is seldom as profound as it should be." ‐
Posted Oct 25, 2001

The Last Castle (2001)

"Starts out Pretty Good, then it turns Silly, and finishes up Really Dumb." ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2001

Mulholland Drive (2001)

"Maintains a consistent, relatively humanistic Lynchian vibe from beginning to end, and it sports a few entertainingly loopy scenes." ‐
Posted Oct 12, 2001

Serendipity (2001)

"So stringently a 'romantic comedy,' you could review it with a pie chart." ‐
Posted Oct 10, 2001

Joy Ride (2001)

"The endless cat-and-mouse game starts out silly, then it gets ridiculous." ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2001

Zoolander (2001)

"Finally points Stiller in the right satirical direction, even though his central topic could just as easily be skewered in 10 minutes." ‐
Posted Sep 28, 2001

The Glass House (2001)

"One look at Terry and Erin's home, and you can sense director Daniel Sackheim gearing up for a tsunami of hogwash." ‐
Posted Sep 24, 2001

Liam (2001)

"Borrows delivers one of those remarkable, pre-adolescent performances that rises from a place so pure it's impossible to criticize." ‐
Posted Sep 21, 2001

Rock Star (2001)

"We're supposed to be quietly appalled by the very things that are being used to draw thrill-seeking adolescents to the movie." ‐
Posted Sep 6, 2001

O (2001)

"O may not be a classic adaptation, but it works a lot better than it should have." ‐
Posted Aug 31, 2001

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

"It seems that Allen now makes pictures out of habit, rather than desire or ambition, and the results often feel more like rough drafts than finished products." ‐
Posted Aug 23, 2001

Ghost World (2001)

"Give this weirdly humanitarian picture a try, and don't be surprised if you find yourself smiling through the bummer." ‐
Posted Aug 20, 2001

American Pie 2 (2001)

"The entire movie plays like a fifth-rate burlesque show sprinkled with indiscreet product placement." ‐
Posted Aug 10, 2001

Jackpot (2001)

"If you have nothing to say about nothingness, you make a nothing movie." ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2001

America's Sweethearts (2001)

"The script is full of half-considered character stances." ‐
Posted Jul 20, 2001

The Score (2001)

"De Niro and Norton play off of each other beautifully." ‐
Posted Jul 12, 2001

Cats & Dogs (2001)

"Though its furry cast members are sometimes cute, the movie systematically converts Babe's tender, talking-animals appeal into just another soulless gadget-fest." ‐
Posted Jul 5, 2001

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"You're encouraged to ponder complex questions while enjoying an amazing ride." ‐
Posted Jun 28, 2001

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

"Thanks to the wildlife, this is a well-intentioned and fairly inventive kids' movie." ‐
Posted Jun 21, 2001

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

"Character shadings take a back seat to confusing exposition and feeble mysticism." ‐
Posted Jun 14, 2001

The Claim (2000)

"Easily the most compelling Western to hit our screens since Unforgiven." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2001

Evolution (2001)

"Evolution amusing, not very involving." ‐
Posted Jun 7, 2001

What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

"This is the kind of do-nothing movie you eventually quit watching on an airplane. Unfortunately, theaters don't supply SkyMall catalogues to take up the slack." ‐
Posted Jun 4, 2001

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"A lot of people will rightfully be crowing about the technically astonishing battle scenes that take up over an hour of screen time. But getting there is a cliche-ridden, often laughable chore." ‐
Posted May 24, 2001

Shrek (2001)

"A heck of a lot of fun -- even if you don't believe in fairy tales." ‐
Posted May 18, 2001

About Adam (2000)

"If anybody still thinks Kate Hudson is getting too much mileage out of being Goldie Hawn's daughter, they'll be pleasantly surprised by the range she shows in About Adam." ‐
Posted May 17, 2001

Calle 54 (2001)

"The knowledge of the musicians' connection to one another makes it the most touching interlude in an overlong but nevertheless entertaining film." ‐
Posted May 11, 2001

One Night at McCool's (2001)

"Plot-heavy, but about as involving as a stick of gum." ‐
Posted Apr 27, 2001

Joe Dirt (2001)

"Spade's generic nonperformance is the centerpiece of a very wobbly story, and he simply isn't enough of an actor to keep you interested." ‐
Posted Apr 12, 2001

Blow (2001)

"There are laugh-out-loud interludes, and some of Depp's stunned reaction shots are priceless." ‐
Posted Apr 5, 2001

Someone Like You (2001)

"An enjoyable pastry of a film that, for the first time in years, shows off Judd's considerable talents to full effect." ‐
Posted Mar 30, 2001

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

"An elaborate, character-driven World War II epic that gets the war right, but pretty much fumbles the characters." ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2001
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