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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 94%

Lost in La Mancha (2003)

"An entertaining film in its own right." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3/4 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"What is most shocking about director David R. Ellis' clever and extremely gory film is that it's one of few horror sequels to outdo the original." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jan 31, 2003
1.5/4 9%

Darkness Falls (2003)

"There's a lot that's familiar in Darkness Falls, and not much that's good." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jan 23, 2003
3/4 76%

The Isle (2000)

"Though the controversial Korean filmmaker's latest effort is not for all tastes, it offers gorgeous imagery, effective performances, and an increasingly unsettling sense of foreboding." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
3/4 77%

Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

"There are many pleasures to be found in Douglas McGrath's Nicholas Nickleby." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
4/4 90%

Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)

"City of God may offer few solutions and little hope, but its remarkable artistry and heartrending content make it a movie for the ages." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
3.5/4 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"That the real Antwone Fisher was able to overcome his personal obstacles and become a good man is a wonderful thing; that he has been able to share his story so compellingly with us is a minor miracle." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 18, 2002
2.5/4 72%

Intacto (2002)

"Intriguing premises do not always make for interesting movies." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3.5/4 84%

Voyage de Morvern Callar (2002)

"A film easy to admire, but difficult to like." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3/4 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"Even though the film doesn't manage to hit all of its marks, it's still entertaining to watch the target practice." ‐Reel.com
Posted Dec 5, 2002
3/4 38%

They (2002)

"It's a well-crafted, unsettling, and nicely performed fright flick about the terrors that strike in the dark." ‐Reel.com
Posted Nov 29, 2002
1.5/4 50%

The Emperor's Club (2002)

"Let's issue a moratorium, effective immediately, on treacly films about inspirational prep-school professors and the children they so heartwarmingly motivate." ‐Reel.com
Posted Nov 21, 2002
3.5/4 62%

The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)

"Though some liberties were presumably taken in order to set the action in the present, there is nonetheless the disturbing suggestion that where the Catholic church is concerned, little has changed where much needs changing." ‐Reel.com
Posted Nov 14, 2002
3/4 92%

Betty Fisher and Other Stories (2002)

"[Miller] knows that good suspense films don't always need to keep viewers on the edges of their seats; sometimes they can just be concerned with what interesting characters will do next." ‐Reel.com
Posted Nov 8, 2002
2.5/4 48%

Femme Fatale (2002)

"Though there are entertaining and audacious moments, the movie's wildly careening tone and an extremely flat lead performance do little to salvage this filmmaker's flailing reputation." ‐Reel.com
Posted Nov 6, 2002
2.5/4 46%

Food of Love (2003)

"One of those so-so films that could have been much better." ‐Reel.com
Posted Nov 2, 2002
1.5/4 16%

Abandon (2002)

"Gaghan never manages to create any significant suspense nor give any of the plot's red herrings enough color to make them worth considering." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 18, 2002
3/4 84%

Merci pour le chocolat (2000)

"Though slow-paced and a bit too impenetrable, this film offers a number of pleasures, the best being another fascinating performance by Isabelle Huppert, one of the world's finest actresses." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 17, 2002
2.5/4 43%

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

"Though Avary has done his best to make something out of Ellis' nothing novel, in the end, his Rules is barely worth following." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 11, 2002
3/4 66%

Brown Sugar (2002)

"As the two leads, Lathan and Diggs are charming and have chemistry both as friends and lovers." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
2/4 79%

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"An odd, haphazard, and inconsequential romantic comedy." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
1.5/4 5%

Swept Away (2002)

"This remake of Lina Wertmuller's 1975 eroti-comedy might just be the biggest husband-and-wife disaster since John and Bo Derek made the ridiculous Bolero." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
2.5/4 69%

Red Dragon (2002)

"Ratner's film will likely entertain those unfamiliar with Mann's version while not overly displeasing those who are." ‐Reel.com
Posted Oct 3, 2002
2/4 59%

Skins (2002)

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Posted Sep 27, 2002
2.5/4 18%

Just a Kiss (2002)

"Whether Kiss is a future cult classic or destined to be completely forgotten is open to question, but the risk-takers in the crowd should check it out and form their own opinion." ‐Reel.com
Posted Sep 27, 2002
3.5/4 74%

His Secret Life (2001)

"What is unique about His Secret Life is that an assumption of intelligence, tolerance, and acceptance is already made, and thus the movie can focus on telling a compelling story." ‐Reel.com
Posted Sep 20, 2002
1/4 79%

8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002)

"The result is shrill and charmless." ‐Reel.com
Posted Sep 20, 2002
3/4 89%

Comment j'ai tué mon père (My Father and I) (2001)

"What makes How I Killed My Father compelling, besides its terrific performances, is Fontaine's willingness to wander into the dark areas of parent-child relationships without flinching." ‐Reel.com
Posted Sep 19, 2002
3/4 63%

Moonlight Mile (2002)

"Though it sometimes suffers from TV-movie trappings and gets almost unbearably (and unbelievably) sappy at the end, for the most part, the film offers a compelling story." ‐Reel.com
Posted Sep 19, 2002
3.5/4 75%

Secretary (2002)

"One of the most significant moviegoing pleasures of the year." ‐Reel.com
Posted Sep 19, 2002
2/4 47%

Mad Love (2002)

"Shame on writer/director Vicente Aranda for making a florid biopic about mad queens, obsessive relationships, and rampant adultery so dull." ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 30, 2002
3/4 81%

One Hour Photo (2002)

"One Hour Photo is an intriguing snapshot of one man and his delusions; it's just too bad it doesn't have more flashes of insight." ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 21, 2002
3/4 92%

Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (2001)

"Mostly Martha could have used a little trimming -- 10 or 15 minutes could be cut and no one would notice -- but it's a pleasurable trifle. The only pain you'll feel as the credits roll is your stomach grumbling for some tasty grub." ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 15, 2002
3.5/4 65%

Possession (2002)

"If Byatt's novel is a savory read for litterateurs, LaBute's film is an equivalent gift to summer moviegoers starved for elegant entertainment." ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 15, 2002
2/4 67%

Sade (2000)

"The movie fails to portray its literarily talented and notorious subject as anything much more than a dirty old man." ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 8, 2002
2.5/4 81%

The Good Girl (2002)

"There's some good material in their story about a retail clerk wanting more out of life, but the movie too often spins its wheels with familiar situations and repetitive scenes." ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 7, 2002
3.5/4 96%

Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)

"Cantet perfectly captures the hotel lobbies, two-lane highways, and roadside cafes that permeate Vincent's days" ‐Reel.com
Posted Aug 2, 2002
2/4 71%

Sex and Lucia (2002)

"Instead of being truly erotic, like Y Tu Mama Tambien, or provocative, as with some of Catherine Breillat's work, Sex and Lucia is, quite simply, flaccid." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3/4 72%

Happy Times (2002)

"A heartwarming and bittersweet story." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3/4 66%

My Wife Is an Actress (2002)

"It's a pleasure to watch the two leads act out their psychodrama -- be it 'faux' or genuine -- for the big screen." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jul 12, 2002
3/4 68%

Dahmer (2002)

"The movie makes for watchable and interesting fare about the darkest side of human nature." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jul 12, 2002
2/4 84%

Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002)

"Though her fans will assuredly have their funny bones tickled, others will find their humor-seeking dollars best spent elsewhere." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jun 28, 2002
1.5/4 36%

Pumpkin (2002)

"The film is too timid to offend or amuse." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jun 28, 2002
3/4 89%

The Cockettes (2002)

"An edifying glimpse into the wit and revolutionary spirit of these performers and their era." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
4/4 73%

The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001)

"A raw and unforgettable portrait of need and sexual repression." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
3/4 85%

Rain (2001)

"Though Jeffs' material is slightly stale, the fact remains that Hollywood regularly recycles material of a much lower caliber." ‐Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
3/4 52%

The Mystic Masseur (2001)

"Those who savor well-drawn characters and exotic locales will find the touch of The Mystic Masseur to be most pleasurable indeed." ‐Reel.com
Posted May 3, 2002
2/4 20%

Circuit (2001)

"A clichéd and shallow cautionary tale about the hard-partying lives of gay men." ‐Reel.com
Posted Apr 26, 2002
3.5/4 74%

Behind the Sun (2001)

"As a story about two warring families, it is poignant, beautifully shot, and powerful. As an allegory reflecting on the cycles of violence that threaten all of our futures, it is absolutely necessary." ‐Reel.com
Posted Apr 26, 2002
3/4 92%

Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002)

"An engaging criminal romp that will have viewers guessing just who's being conned right up to the finale." ‐Reel.com
Posted Apr 19, 2002
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