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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
100%

"Immensely gripping in its outrage and poignancy. Nobody knows how to bring the disdain of racial to the forefront like the skilled Spike Lee"

Posted Jun 24, 2004
2
88%

"Finally, a baseball melodrama with a full count of emotional impact. Hancock's narrative delivers the right pitch of intensity"

Posted Jun 24, 2004
3
33%

"Rocky Marciano was a knockout of a fighter to say the least. It's too bad Winkler's movie about him carries no particular punch"

Posted Jun 24, 2004
4
88%

"Edwards's highly-spirited romantic story that's lyrical and moody. Hepburn is the epitome of grace and gorgeousness."

Posted Jun 23, 2004
5
No Score Yet

"Too silly-minded and broad to digest. Lloyd is wasted in this nonsensical narrative by Roth's undisciplined spotty script"

Posted Jun 23, 2004
6
92%

Parenthood (1989)

"Ron Howard's pithy and poignant look at domestic disillusionment...a pure joy to behold!"

Posted Jun 23, 2004
7
94%

"Kubrick's crisp and soulful look at military mayhem. Haunting in its havoc and conviction"

Posted Jun 23, 2004
8
36%
9
33%

Major Payne (1994)

"A relentlessly misguided military mishap starring Wayans as a uniformed motormouth with an edgy attitude. Maybe Wayans schtick is a major pain to endure after all?"

Posted Jun 7, 2003
10
88%

Platoon (1986)

"Stone's penetrating look at the unsettling dynamics of war. Uniquely absorbing and mind-numbing in forethought."

Posted Jun 7, 2003
11
38%

Deceived (1991)

"Another concocted harried-heroine-strikes-back psychological thriller that comes spilling off the conveyor belt of conventional creativity. The only one who'll be Deceived is the giddy audience"

Posted Jun 7, 2003
12
60%

Serial Mom (1994)

"A delightfully shrewd and slaphappy satire that paints a demented portrait of a seemingly ideal suburbia. Waters and his frothy farce are both splendidly twisted"

Posted Jun 7, 2003
13
48%

"The "Groove" is on the move in Sullivan's ethnically snappy and exotic May-December romancer. Bassett and Diggs make for a sizzling couple"

Posted Jun 7, 2003
14
33%

Dead Bang (1989)

"An excitable but mawkish misfire by action-oriented filmmaker Frankenheimer. A vehicle designed to capitalize on Johnson's roguish appeal simply results in a dead bang."

Posted Jun 7, 2003
15
71%

Backdraft (1991)

"Howard's burning ode to firefighters and the professional and personal lives they hope to conquer with devotion and defiance. A drama that convincingly spreads itself like a roaring blaze."

Posted Jun 7, 2003
16
8%

Bulletproof (1996)

"A tiresome Sandler-Wayans buddy-buddy crime actioner that needs its staid material to be desperately riddled with bullets."

Posted Jun 7, 2003
17
50%

"A nostalgic sleepy and literate period piece spy drama that periodically captures your attention when least expected. Not as stimulating as one could imagine but nevertheless credible"

Posted Jun 7, 2003
18
16%

"A generic and illogical transparent thriller that never generates any chemistry between this mundane movies leads Reeves and Freeman. The only chain reaction one will receive is blatant boredom"

Posted Jun 7, 2003
19
80%

Citizen Ruth (1996)

"Payne's biting social satire about the abortion issue is shrewd and raucously entertaining. A smart and subversive comedy"

Posted Jun 4, 2003
20
88%

Gandhi (1982)

"Attenborough's profound epic spotlighting one of the 20th century's most prolific spiritual men of peace. Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi is impeccable and inspirational to boot"

Posted Jun 4, 2003
21
13%

"The normally riotous Lovitz flunks the test in this farcical school daze. There's nothing remotely academic about Bochner's High School High"

Posted Jun 4, 2003
22
96%

"Benton's personal drama is soulful and utterly absorbing. And yes, we really like Sally Field in this defiant role"

Posted Jun 4, 2003
23
38%

"Metter's "Girls" may just want to have fun but for the rest of us this concept is just wishful thinking."

Posted Jun 4, 2003
24
15%

North (1994)

"Woeful and meandering...Reiner's direction is uncharacteristically choppy and uneventful"

Posted Jun 4, 2003
25
40%

"Cowabunga!! Try making turtle soup out of these butt-kicking raucous reptiles. It's pure giddy excitement!"

Posted Jun 4, 2003
26
14%

Jade (1995)

"A monotonous and misguided sexual thriller that certainly doesn't cater to the typical Friedkin vibes. And Caruso left his top-rated critically-acclaimed ABC-TV cop show for this?"

Posted Jun 3, 2003
27
19%

"A MTV-style creepy coachroach comedy that tries to be too cute for its own good. My kingdom for a can of Raid!"

Posted Jun 3, 2003
28
43%

Vice Versa (1988)

"Gimmicky and whimsical father-son out-of-body switcheroo farce that's too flaccid and flaky to take in one sitting"

Posted Jun 3, 2003
29
32%

"A strained but nevertheless involving little personal drama about a delinquent's alleged murderous deed. Schroeder's suspense piece is arbitrary but satisfying thanks to the reliable leads."

Posted Jun 3, 2003
30
81%

Jungle Fever (1991)

"Spike Lee's blunt and flippant look at forbidden interracial romance set against an urban backdrop of ethnic cynicism. Nobody knows how to examine the hostility of race relations in the movies so effectively such as the brash Lee. Jungle Fever is confront"

Posted May 31, 2003
31
32%

Posted May 31, 2003
32
15%

Metro (1997)

"Another forgettable and clueless cut-up cop caper with Murphy in the middle of the misguided mayhem. Instantly generic and mindless to boot"

Posted May 31, 2003
33
42%

Wyatt Earp (1994)

"Well-meaning western yarn starring Costner in the title role but it's too slow-moving and uneven to digest as anything riveting regarding the Wild West. Kasdan's Wyatt Earp definitely ends up shoots blanks"

Posted May 31, 2003
34
33%

"Surprisingly, the trademark roguish antics of diminutive devil DeVito is kept at a subdued level thanks to the lifeless corporate spunk in Jewison's mediocre material. It's not really all that fun spending a dime on Other People's Money"

Posted May 31, 2003
35
50%

Tap (1989)

"Getting nervous feet is a good thing in Nick Castle's energizing Tap. It's a pleasure to see a legendary showstopper like Sammy Davis Jr. chew up the scenery with his awestruck protege Gregory Hines."

Posted May 31, 2003
36
71%

Best Seller (1987)

"This Best Seller is a fabulous read...slick, taut, and involving. Woods and Dennehy make for an unconventional crime-chasing pair."

Posted May 31, 2003
37
13%

"Here's one fictitious Ernest sequel that fits my sentiments exactly: "Ernest Gets on my Last Nerve". "Nuff said..."

Posted May 31, 2003
38
29%

Men at Work (1990)

"Banal brotherly project concocted up by real life siblings Sheen and Estevez. An uneven and unfunny ruse under the dour direction of Estevez"

Posted May 31, 2003
39
18%

Rent-A-Cop (1988)

"Another faceless Reynolds crime caper that handcuffs the audience's appreciation for real arresting comedy. As defective as a broken police siren"

Posted May 31, 2003
40
95%

"Prototypical Hitchcockian tale of stylish intrigue and intensity highlighted by the dashing dimension of the Grant/Kelly collaboration. A classic cat-and-mouse romance caper that impeccably flourishes"

Posted May 30, 2003
41
82%

Cooley High (1975)

"A crafty and cunning black teen comedy that exudes a slick urban giddiness...an ethnically irreverent big screen answer to television's Happy Days"

Posted May 30, 2003
42
27%

Home Alone 3 (1997)

"The third time is definitely not a charm for this recycled ruse of cartoonish high jinks involving another rambunctious rascal up to no good. Pointless and ponderous."

Posted May 30, 2003
43
63%

"Brooks and his comedic cohorts bring their brand of high-strung mockery to Alan Johnson's flavorable farce...relentlessly riotous!"

Posted May 30, 2003
44
20%

"A disjointed and tedious action-packed romancer featuring the miscast leads of Nolte and Roberts who toil along in this dull and draining ditty"

Posted May 30, 2003
45
82%

Major League (1989)

"Ward hits a decent line drive with the wacky Major League...an inspired goofy time at the ballpark"

Posted May 30, 2003
46
76%

Top Secret! (1984)

"Another piece of loony bin entertainment from the Abrahams-Zucker chuckle factory...inspired in its wickedly silly-minded skin"

Posted May 29, 2003
47
55%

American Pimp (2000)

"The Hughes Brothers stylized and provocative expose' about street hustling flesh merchants...comical, disturbing and revealing."

Posted May 29, 2003
48
38%

Over the Top (1987)

"Stallone, for whatever inexplicable reason, continues to pile on the dramatic dribble in yet another pointless movie mishap"

Posted May 29, 2003
49
80%

"Washington and Choudhury definitely make for an attractive ethnic couple in Nair's cross-cultural love story. However, this staid romancer doesn't escape the distinction of its conventional makeup."

Posted May 28, 2003
50
91%

"...uniquely haunting and hilarious...Davis and Crawford energize this off-kilter psychological drama with calculating, campy performances"

Posted May 28, 2003

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