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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Harvie Krumpet (2003) Uri Lessing ...a wonderfully irreverent animated film that follows an odd immigrant from birth to the final chapter in his life. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
0/5 Yu-Gi-Oh! (2004) Uri Lessing Yu-Gi-Oh translates from the Japanese into 'Intense migraine in elders.' EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 Wimbledon (2004) Uri Lessing Do we really need to see another film where a gorgeous, talented and desired American woman is whisked away by a stammering insecure British man with an inner monologue? EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 Van Helsing (2004) Uri Lessing Writer and director Stephen Sommers is less interested in developing the characters and more interested in smashing them into things. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 Troy (2004) Uri Lessing Troy condenses Homer's ten-year war into a couple of months. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Thunderbirds (2004) Uri Lessing The acting is (pardon the pun) wooden. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 The Terminal (2004) Uri Lessing The Terminal's conclusion was as awkward and aloof as O'Hare Airport in December. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Team America: World Police (2004) Uri Lessing So what if the political satire is as thin as wax paper?...In the end, the gleeful action, absurd silliness and crude pleasures outweigh the film's weaknesses. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) Uri Lessing ...asks the audience to endure three times as much frenetic potty humor, repetitive jokes and screechy voice acting as they are used to. The result is exhausting. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 Sleepover (2004) Uri Lessing How many 14-year-old girls do you know who would set up a blind date with a grown-up over the Internet? (Yeah, I found this creepy too.) EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Uri Lessing ...takes the audience to the Shangra La of Lost Horizons, the undersea world of... 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and straight to King Kong's Skull Island. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 Sideways (2004) Uri Lessing ...a leisurely paced film about introspection, neurosis and finding tranquility. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 Shaolin Soccer (2001) Uri Lessing ...as logical and giddy as a second grade classroom. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Uri Lessing ...recognizes that it's okay to present scariness, gloominess and sadness, as long as you present strong, pure hearted children whose inherent cleverness cuts through it all. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Saw (2004) Uri Lessing If the film had contained more scenes of intensity and less action, gore, twists and shocks, maybe it could have been a classic of the genre. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 The Polar Express (2004) Uri Lessing How many kids do you know who would find comfort in a homeless ghost who drinks his own sock juice? EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Ocean's Twelve (2004) Uri Lessing ...the only way [Bernie Mac and Eddie Izzard's] talent could have been less showcased is if they had been assigned to carpentry duty. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
0/5 The Notebook (2004) Uri Lessing ... one gets the sense that director Nick Cassevetes and writer Jan Sardi would spray the audience with teargas if they could. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 Life of Brian (1979) Uri Lessing ...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 Ladder 49 (2004) Uri Lessing ...has about the same amount of depth as an article from 'Boy's Life.' EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 I, Robot (2004) Uri Lessing If you are looking for proof that Hollywood has completely run out of ideas, check out I, Robot. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 The Incredibles (2004) Uri Lessing ...the real secret to Pixar's greatness lies not in the animation, but in their wonderful choice of stories that appeal to both children and parents. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) Uri Lessing ...this film is dreadful! Horrible! Terrible! Aaaarrggghhh! EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Garfield: The Movie (2004) Uri Lessing The strongest messages for adults are that we should purchase and consume...Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and dash off to Petco for all of our kitty's litter and chow needs. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 Garden State (2004) Uri Lessing The film manages to be delightfully offbeat while simultaneously providing weight and depth. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 Friday Night Lights (2004) Uri Lessing Friday Night Lights is a film about football, but it shares more in common with films from the horror genre than with its predecessors. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 The Forgotten (2004) Uri Lessing Not since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has there been such a stupid omnipotent force. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
0/5 Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Uri Lessing One would think studios would shy away from this dead horse; I guess the power of crap compels them. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 The Door in the Floor (2004) Uri Lessing [Jeff Bridges] struts around like a peacock trapped in a burning house... EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 Criminal (2004) Uri Lessing Like Richard Widmark, [John C. Reilly] is an excellent character actor who can convey both likeability and pathetical desperation simultaneously. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 Collateral (2004) Uri Lessing How does director Michael Mann capture urban twilight so well? EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Uri Lessing ...a brilliant examination of the nature of the modern encounter. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 Closer (2004) Uri Lessing ...directors like Peter Greenaway and Mike Leigh have examined sexual politics and cruelty with results that are significantly more profound. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Cellular (2004) Uri Lessing ...a great way to release some urban angst. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Uri Lessing At times, it's a bit too much like watching the Zapruder film, but... it keeps the audience sharp by forcing them to search for clues and stay focused on the action. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Breakin' All the Rules (2004) Uri Lessing ...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 The Big Animal (2000) Uri Lessing Kieslowski has written a film about how people, when confronting something new, often react with anger and even vengeance. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 Before Sunset (2004) Uri Lessing The dialogue captivates without ever feeling forced or cinematic... EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Uri Lessing It's ironic that this film is less about traveling and more about beating the crap out of people all over the world. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Around the Bend (2004) Uri Lessing ...in many ways the softer scenes have more punch to them than any of the emotional confrontations or dramatic revelations EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Uri Lessing ...somehow Will Farrell manages to hold the whole mess together. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) Uri Lessing The character development is as thin as shed snakeskin. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 Alfie (2004) Uri Lessing ...what we have here is a good old-fashioned exploitation flick disguised as high art. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2005