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Sarah Chauncey

Sarah Chauncey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) The film's biggest flaw is that it has no emotional center whatsoever.‐
Posted Sep 17, 2004
4/4 No Score Yet The whole thing is a smorgasbord for dramaturgs and analytical minds. .. [But also] the story itself, taken at face value, is riveting.‐
Posted Sep 14, 2004
1/4 26% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) Yes, it's a terrible movie and a waste of millions of dollars, but the upside is that Anacondas is hilarious.‐
Posted Aug 27, 2004
4/4 96% GoodFellas (1990) One of the most perfect movies ever made.‐
Posted Aug 20, 2004
0.5/4 21% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) The biggest problems with AvP are the humans.‐
Posted Aug 13, 2004
2/4 21% Little Black Book (2004) As a media satire, Little Black Book is quite funny. Unfortunately, it's a romantic comedy, and in that area, it doesn't measure up.‐
Posted Aug 6, 2004
2/4 19% Thunderbirds (2004) Thunderbirds isn't a particularly good movie. But...this film actually says something - however heavy-handedly - about responsibility and teamwork.‐
Posted Jul 30, 2004
4/4 81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) The updated Manchurian Candidate makes conspiracy theorists look like they have the collective imagination of an acorn.‐
Posted Jul 30, 2004
2/4 9% Catwoman (2004) Law & Order: Feline Investigations Unit.‐
Posted Jul 23, 2004
1.5/4 11% A Cinderella Story (2004) Make it stop. Please, make it stop.‐
Posted Jul 17, 2004
1.5/4 15% Sleepover (2004) Sleepover is just the latest in a string of teen flicks that suggest to the female population that the keys to happiness are popularity and a cute boyfriend.‐
Posted Jul 9, 2004
3/4 78% Two Brothers (2004) As he did with The Bear, Annaud captures expressions on the animals' faces, distinct looks in their eyes: fear, resignation, love, contentment, rage.‐
Posted Jun 25, 2004
1/4 15% White Chicks (2004) You look at the trailer for White Chicks and you think, 'It can't possibly be that bad. If it's that bad, our rating scale will have to include negative numbers.'‐
Posted Jun 23, 2004
1/4 29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) It's a little strange seeing quirky pianist Glenn Gould in a smackdown with xXx.‐
Posted Jun 11, 2004
3.5/4 91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Pardon the pun, but when it comes to Harry Potter films, the third time's a charm.‐
Posted Jun 4, 2004
.5/4 18% Soul Plane (2004) How bad is Soul Plane? It stars Tom Arnold -- and he's not the worst thing in it.‐
Posted May 28, 2004
2/4 23% Raising Helen (2004) Entertaining; it just has virtually no anchor in reality.‐
Posted May 28, 2004
4/4 88% Shrek 2 (2004) It's even more clever than the first Shrek, with even more advanced animation, and a larger cast that is equal to the original winning trinity of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz.‐
Posted May 19, 2004
2.5/4 31% Breakin' All the Rules (2004) This is a romantic comedy with heart (broken and otherwise), and in the end, that's all that matters.‐
Posted May 14, 2004
3/4 64% 13 Going on 30 (2004) The awkwardness of adolescence is timeless, and regardless of your age, you'll find something -- or many things -- to love in 13 Going on 30.‐
Posted Apr 23, 2004
2.5/4 44% Connie and Carla (2004) C&C is lazy, sugary, and fluffy, but it's simply entertaining enough not to be a complete train wreck.‐
Posted Apr 16, 2004
4/4 58% Casa de los Babys (2003) Sayles' love of and respect for the culture, and his willingness-or eagerness-to leave the viewer with more questions than answers makes Casa de los Babys superlative.‐
Posted Apr 14, 2004
2.5/4 81% Hellboy (2004) Fast, funny, and flippant.‐
Posted Apr 2, 2004
1/4 25% Never Die Alone (2004) There's neither action nor thrill in this so-called action thriller, and there's really no reason to sit through it.‐
Posted Apr 2, 2004
2/4 22% Taking Lives (2004) There are too many flaws to count in Taking Lives.‐
Posted Mar 19, 2004
3/4 55% The Ladykillers (2004) Hanks' first comic performance in more than a decade (and one of the best performances of his career).‐
Posted Mar 16, 2004
2.5/4 46% Secret Window (2004) Johnny Depp and John Turturro are so damned good that the whole thing (well, most of it) is entirely engaging.‐
Posted Mar 12, 2004
1.5/4 13% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) Although Muniz still has his Tiger Beat looks, his performance is worse than phoned in -- it's text messaged.‐
Posted Mar 12, 2004
1.5/4 1% Twisted (2004) Even Freud would find Twisted's connect-the-dots fixation on sex and death overwrought.‐
Posted Feb 27, 2004
1.5/4 12% Against the Ropes (2004) Pretty much one big Great White Hope cliché, with a few sports clichés mixed in for variety.‐
Posted Feb 20, 2004
1/4 13% Welcome to Mooseport (2004) Welcome to Snoozeport. The phrase 'sleepy little town' has a whole new meaning.‐
Posted Feb 19, 2004
1.5/4 44% 50 First Dates (2004) The underlying theme is lovely and romantic: people should work to win their partners' love every day. It's too bad the execution leaves the audience feeling dumped.‐
Posted Feb 13, 2004
3/4 52% The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) Remarkably, it manages to spoof bad movies without actually being a bad movie.‐
Posted Feb 6, 2004
2.5/4 80% Miracle (2004) Never before has a sports movie taken so little care to ensure the audience understands the sport in question. That might sound like a negative, but it improves the film enormously for those who understand and love the game.‐
Posted Feb 6, 2004
1/4 16% You Got Served (2004) The latest in a long and not-so-respectable line of dance sequences -- adjusted for the era -- with a very bare-bones plot supposedly linking them together.‐
Posted Feb 4, 2004
2/4 17% The Perfect Score (2004) Maybe it's a case of too many cooks, but these archetypes are drawn as thin as the tip on a newly sharpened #2 pencil.‐
Posted Jan 30, 2004
1/4 52% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004) 90-odd minutes of eye rolls and questions.‐
Posted Jan 23, 2004
2/4 19% Chasing Liberty (2004) A fun adventure-around-the-world movie. Just don't expect any more than that.‐
Posted Jan 8, 2004
3/4 74% Calendar Girls (2003) A pleasant reminder that real women do, in fact, exist -- complete with hard-earned wrinkles and breasts low from feeding babies -- even if only in British films.‐
Posted Dec 19, 2003
1.5/4 21% Honey (2003) What Honey has going for it is dazzling choreography, cinematography, a great soundtrack, cool cameos, the spunky Alba, and Mekhi Phifer. Working against the movie is pretty much everything else.‐
Posted Dec 13, 2003
0.5/4 11% Timeline (2003) Timeline is the Rollerball of 2003.‐
Posted Dec 2, 2003
3/4 58% The Missing (2003) The film will resonate deeply not only with parents, but with all of us who followed the Elizabeth Smart case and, sadly, dozens more like it.‐
Posted Nov 28, 2003
1.5/4 13% The Haunted Mansion (2003) Here's a better way to spend your money: go to Disneyland and visit the real Haunted Mansion.‐
Posted Nov 26, 2003
2/4 10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) When the problem with The Cat in the Hat is the Cat itself, nothing else can save the movie.‐
Posted Nov 21, 2003
1/4 14% Gothika (2003) The big surprise in Gothika is there is no surprise. What it does have is every bad psychiatric, criminal, and horror-movie cliché (including the requisite grey/green caste to every frame), as well as a lesson in how not to make a movie.‐
Posted Nov 21, 2003
3.5/4 91% Shattered Glass (2003) Shattered Glass may not break any box-office records, but with a stellar cast, tight script, and insightful direction, it is destined to take its place in journalistic, if not cinematic, history as a warning about the dangers of ruthless ambition.‐
Posted Nov 19, 2003
3/4 63% Love Actually (2003) Only the most hard-hearted and cynical won't find something endearing in Love Actually.‐
Posted Nov 7, 2003
1.5/4 34% In the Cut (2003) There's a theme that runs through In the Cut: Men are psychos; women are pathetic.‐
Posted Oct 24, 2003
2/4 36% Radio (2003) Radio isn't as bad as one might imagine, but it's not good, either. It's... okay.‐
Posted Oct 24, 2003
3/4 44% Good Boy! (2003) Good Boy! may not be a classic, but it is a solid, upbeat, funny movie.‐
Posted Oct 10, 2003