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Hero (2004)
Zhang successfully subverts the adrenaline charge of combat to the thematic explorations of art, human emotions and history.
Posted Aug 26, 2004
2
Suspect Zero (2004)
It's a movie on a treadmill--lots of energy going nowhere at all.
Posted Aug 26, 2004
3
A great waste of time, talent and resources
Posted Aug 21, 2004
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5
Audiences may or may not feel that the insights skillfully shared justify this acutely claustrophobic microcosm of domestic misery.
Posted Aug 12, 2004
6
5/5
Now, Voyager (1942)
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Posted Aug 5, 2004
7
Code 46 (2004)
With a creatively imagined world and themes of genuine significance, 'Code 46' easily sustains interest, despite the shortcomings of the characterizations.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
8
Collateral (2004)
A boffo piece of adrenaline-charged entertainment.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
9
A surprisingly upbeat, if distinctly off-beat romance
Posted Aug 5, 2004
10
Elegant and literate.
Posted Aug 2, 2004
11
Nothing gets in the way of a great story, well told, one which manages to slip in a few political digs without losing sight of its mission as popular suspense entertainment.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
12
Draws the viewer step-by-step into the seemingly ineluctable fate of the "mules"--beasts of burden caught in the trap of poverty without opportunity.
Posted Jul 28, 2004
13
a sharp satirical edge
Posted Jul 27, 2004
14
With no overblown pretensions...tells an engaging story about sympathetic folks finding their way in a never over-simplified world.
Posted Jul 23, 2004
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Still well worth a look, its reliance on the events of its time has undeniably diluted its power.
Posted Jul 19, 2004
18
Strongly character-based...[but] the balance among the characters is badly skewed and, as well, they are an unsympathetic lot
Posted Jul 17, 2004
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Unquestionably as bleak as it is thoughtful, insightful, and brilliantly realized
Posted Jul 13, 2004
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The Clearing (2004)
An unusual combination of the suspenseful and the thoughtful, a character-based drama that grabs hold and digs deeply under the surface.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
23
The experiences they talk about are like so many sound-bites; they haven't internalized the wisdom that the words suggest.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
24
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
A rousing rollercoaster ride that never feels bloated or gets bogged down.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
25
Seaside (2002)
26
Even those agreeing with Moore's political point of view must acknowledge that this is neither illuminating nor revelatory documentation, but skillfully wrought propaganda.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
27
A breathtaking act of betrayal and hypocrisy, of self-aggrandizement and simple bad taste.
Posted Jun 21, 2004
28
De-Lovely (2004)
A failed attempt at stylization, lacking the consistency of view and approach that would knit the parts together into a cohesive whole. But, oh, those songs!
Posted Jun 18, 2004
29
An ensemble of interconnected characters, sufficiently rounded to be sympathetic...[but] a story out of balance.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
30
The Terminal (2004)
What...makes it all worthwhile, is Hanks' performance, which consists of one part Chaplin.., one part Sid Caesar.., and one part Hanks' own personal warmth.
Posted Jun 17, 2004
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While the couple get...philosophical in their courtship dance, 'Before Sunrise' maintains an awareness of their earnestness without itself putting on airs of profundity.
Posted Jun 8, 2004
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5/5
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Posted Jun 3, 2004
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Paced slowly and deliberately, 'Since Otar Left' nonetheless provides sufficient narrative drive to sustain interest in the outcome.
Posted Jun 2, 2004
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38
A twisted and fascinating tale, with a climax that's as logical as it is unexpected
Posted May 22, 2004
39
Troy (2004)
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Virtually gushes with an overflow of ideas and images and razzle-dazzle
Posted May 10, 2004
42
Van Helsing (2004)
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5/5
The Piano (1993)
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Posted May 6, 2004
44
Valentin (2004)
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The question for many viewers will be whether this skillful exposition of urban alienation offers sufficient new insight...to justify a bleak and utterly joyless two hours.
Posted Apr 29, 2004
46
Godsend (2003)
By the climax the last vestiges of mystery and believability have been so effectively destroyed that there's no real tension.
Posted Apr 29, 2004
47
If 'Laws of Attraction' were a TV sitcom, it would be canceled before the second show.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
48
Man on Fire (2004)
State-of-the-art Hollywood production...Unfortunately, it also represents the nadir of Hollywood pandering to audience tastes for ever more titillating violence.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
49
The Mother (2004)
The mother's flowering is a lovely thing to see, even if its vehicle wavers perilously on the borderline between drama and soap opera.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
50