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Steve Murray

Steve Murray
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) It's an Italian feast, spiked with just enough arsenic to make the flavors interesting and dangerous.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% Crazy in Alabama (1999) As for Griffith, it's the best role she's had since Working Girl.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B 83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) Jackie Chan in top form.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B+ 82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai (2000) compellingly strange twist on the mafia genre‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39% Black and White (2002) Black and White is defeated by its structural shapelessness, and a down-with-it attitude that glosses over the script's lack of any real analysis of hip-hop's cultural influence.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Crown is a guilt-free pleasure, a way to waste a couple of hours happily at the theater without encountering computer-generated monsters or teenagers losing their virginity.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
C+ 35% Where the Heart Is (2000) Has enough humor and polish to gull you into enjoying its jest-folks fakery. But you may hate yourself in the morning.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11% Boys and Girls (2000) You might wish for some of the grosser excesses of Road Trip or American Pie just to stay awake.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% The Beach (2000) All the beauty in the world can't camouflage the movie's gorgeous emptiness.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Magnolia (1999) Unlike the flashy but hollow Boogie Nights or the studied tough-guy attitude of Hard Eight, Magnolia grounds its stylistic pyrotechnics with genuine emotion.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Isn't She Great (2000) The filmmakers don't know what to make of their overblown subject.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A- 78% Requiem for a Dream (2000) Film lovers with a high threshold for unpleasantness will get a contact high from Aronofsky's muscular manipulations of imagery and editing.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Small Time Crooks (2000) Small Time Crooks is a small-change Woody Allen film. It's also the writer-director's funniest in years.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% The Sixth Sense (1999) It's a quiet, slow movie that builds its scares gradually, leading to a wallop of a surprise ending.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% The Ninth Gate (1999) Watching The Ninth Gate is like being force-marched through dank rooms piled high with musty books, led by drab tour guides who mutter the same pedantic points over and over.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50% Outside Providence (1999) When the Farrellys have a point to make they know just the right language.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46% What Lies Beneath (2000) Ford is top-billed, but it's Pfeiffer's movie and she's very good.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Jakob the Liar (1999) A plodding, well-intended comedy-drama drowned in a muddy palette of grays and browns, thick with the odd sound of American actors using fake Polish accents.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15% Random Hearts (1999) A meandering mystery - drama - romance that never hits the right groove.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) Like some of Shakespeare's own, unclassifiable plays that bounce between comedy and tragedy, it's a wonderful mess.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% You Can Count On Me (2000) A little movie concealing surprisingly big emotions.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A- 87% Girlfight (2000) A crowdpleaser that never sacrifices its brain to the sucker-punch tricks of so many Hollywood films.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Anna and the King (2000) Holds its own against the beloved 1956 musical The King and I.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% Price of Glory (2000) The movie clocks out with a cowardly sucker-punch.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% The Bachelor (1999) The funny thing is, nobody who made The Bachelor seems to notice that the script pinpoints its own formulaic emptiness before wheezing on to its foregone happy ending.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15% Dead Man on Campus (1998) Since we suspect that the premise will wimp out on any real follow-through, there's no one to care for, nothing to worry about.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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36% Scream 3 (2000) [Wraps] up the trilogy in satisfying fashion.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Dr. T and the Women (2000) Has hardly any plot at all, or believable characters.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Stir of Echoes (1999) After a compelling first half, the main echoes that this ghost yarn stirs up are of other movies.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Pitch Black (2000) In the movie's last hour, writer-director David Twohy pretends to explore his stick figures' moral choices, and he forgets to deliver the thrills.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (1999) Often deeply ludicrous, it's just as often deeply moving.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Bicentennial Man (1999) This tin man has a heart, but his movie needs a pulse.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) A warm-weather guilty pleasure.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% Charlie's Angels (2000) The funniest pop-culture romp since Austin Powers first pranced down Carnaby Street.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000) Africa never gets inside the heads of its characters. They may be based on actual people, but they're flat as cardboard.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A- 85% Billy Elliot (2000) One of those rare movies that earns its feel-good ending without turning a blind eye to the compromises and little sorrows of everyday life.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% Shanghai Noon (2000) Shanghai Noon lassos up all the revisionist laughs and action scenes that last summer's Wild Wild West botched.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards (2000) Director Jonathan Lynn keeps the comedy rolling smoothly.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Wonder Boys (2000) While Maguire's blank shapelessness has left a hole in the center of other films, here he delivers a real performance rather than just his wide-eyed presence.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20% The Crew (2000) As entertaining as Ovaltine, it's a lead contender for worst movie of the year.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A- 53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) It's the rare holiday movie that manages to entertain the kid in all of us, without forgetting that grownups love the Grinch, too.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) Half-baked.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
C+ 41% The 6th Day (2000) A clone itself, borrowing elements from Arnold's Total Recall plus a few ideas from Blade Runner and Face/Off, all of which are much better movies.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B+ 47% The Perfect Storm (2000) When so many movies promise a roller-coaster ride, Storm is one of the few that delivers more than noise.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) The movie never quite coheres into a consistent vision.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% House on Haunted Hill (1999) A bloody mess.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Pretty but chilly.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
C+ 8% Turn It Up (2000) As soon as an idea worth pursuing pops up, the plot shoots it down in a literal hail of bullets.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Topsy-Turvy (1999) Despite its draining length, it proves to be even better and richer on a second viewing.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36% Rules of Engagement (2000) What distinguishes Rules is its use of xenophobia to bolster its legal arguments, and presumably tap audience's deep-seated prejudices.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000