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SA Movie & DVD Magazine

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
71%

Alien Autopsy (2006)

2
No Score Yet
3
60%
4
33%
5
82%

"It is is about as realistic as a Tom & Jerry cartoon, but then again, this is a Die Hard movie . . ."

Posted Nov 8, 2007
6
53%

"A movie made by Beatles obsessives, for Beatles obsessives . . ."

Posted Oct 9, 2007
7
87%

The Lookout (2007)

"Nowadays it is actually refreshing to get a crime thriller that doesn't try to be Pulp Fiction . . ."

Posted Oct 1, 2007
8
88%

"Sure, watching The Simpsons Movie is like watching a longer-than-average episode of The Simpsons. And your problem is?"

Posted Jul 24, 2007
9
57%

Transformers (2007)

"Be sure to have some headache pills handy when you go see Transformers. While it may not necessarily be the best action movie of the year, it is definitely the loudest and you're sure to walk out of the cinemas with a throbbing headache . . ."

Posted Jul 13, 2007
10
22%

Barnyard (2006)

"The whole udder issue is discussed on the DVD's audio commentary track."

Posted Jun 25, 2007
11
41%

"In less than three weeks on the American cinema circuit Shrek the Third has grossed a whopping $258 million! No wonder a Shrek 4 "prequel" and a Puss in Boots (starring only you-know-who) spin-off is already in the works for 2010 . . ."

Posted Jun 6, 2007
12
42%

"Even though it is a romantic comedy, there is too much miserableness going round for the film to be truly enjoyable."

Posted May 24, 2007
13
45%

"You sometimes need a flow chart to figure out who is doing what to whom and why in the third - and final (?) - Pirates of the Caribbean film . . ."

Posted May 22, 2007
14
88%

"Contrary to popular belief the electric car wasn't killed by the oil industry - it committed suicide . . ."

Posted May 10, 2007
15
93%

"Reminded me of Kurt Vonnegut's dictum that mankind's epitaph one day will be 'we could have saved ourselves, but we were too lazy and cheap to do so' . . ."

Posted May 10, 2007
16
51%

"While Mr. Bean's buffoonery and incessant mugging may grate on adult sensibilities, the truth is that kids will go gaga over his clownish antics."

Posted Mar 20, 2007
17
16%

"Once you accept The Last Legion for what it is, namely a Saturday adventure matinee show aimed at impressionable 10-year-old boys, then you'll have a passable time at the cinema . . . Sort of."

Posted Mar 14, 2007
18
83%

"Not a movie for cynics."

Posted Mar 13, 2007
19
55%

"Marie Antoinette - based on you know who's life - has been voted by us here at SA Movie & DVD as the movie most likely to disappoint audiences this year . . ."

Posted Mar 12, 2007
20
76%

Catch a Fire (2006)

"Actually serves as little else but agitprop for South Africa's ruling party . . ."

Posted Jan 10, 2007
21
68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"Middle-aged angst - and not the mystery of Reeves' unsolved death - lies at the heart of Hollywoodland."

Posted Jan 10, 2007
22
69%

Babel (2006)

"When bad things happen to stupid people, are we supposed to care?"

Posted Jan 8, 2007
23
72%

Flushed Away (2006)

"Any movie designed for kids that wantonly throws around Kafka gags gets my vote."

Posted Dec 15, 2006
24
97%

The Queen (2006)

"Even if your sentiments runs to "the French got it right in 1789" variety when it comes to the British monarchy, The Queen makes for hypnotic viewing . . ."

Posted Dec 14, 2006
25
62%

Blood Diamond (2006)

"While DiCaprio doesn't always the accent right, he at least gets the character spot on."

Posted Dec 13, 2006
26
32%

Click (2006)

"What is surprising about Adam Sandler's latest comedy is that it still works despite its uneven tone and - while it is never laugh-out hilarious - makes nonetheless for passable entertainment . . ."

Posted Nov 24, 2006
27
48%

Open Season (2006)

"Decidedly average . . ."

Posted Nov 24, 2006
28
No Score Yet

"Hypnotic."

Posted Oct 13, 2006
29
47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Overlong and dull."

Posted Aug 10, 2006
30
80%

"The film wallows in the poverty and degradation of Crowe and his family, which is a real downer for a supposed feel-good movie . . ."

Posted Jul 6, 2006
31
21%

Into the Blue (2005)

"Any excuse will do to ogle Jessica Alba's behind . . ."

Posted Jul 6, 2006
32
52%

"Judging from the DVD cover %u2013 with someone flipping you the bird as they say %u2013 you'd probably be expecting some kind of cheeky comedy, but the movie is in fact nothing of the sort . . ."

Posted Jul 5, 2006
33
33%

The Libertine (2006)

"Historical accuracy is a liability instead of an asset in this painfully exact recreation of 1670s London . . ."

Posted Jul 5, 2006
34
53%

Wah-Wah (2006)

"Only occasionally successful . . ."

Posted Jun 29, 2006
35
74%

Cars (2006)

"Cars is - dare I say it? - a little on the dull side."

Posted Jun 23, 2006
36
75%

"An energetic, funny and clever computer-animated movie, just the sort of movie you'd expect the makers of Shrek to come up with . . ."

Posted Jun 23, 2006
37
33%

Poseidon (2006)

"Poseidon is all rather well-done and suspenseful - think Titanic, but without the boring romantic bits and you'll know what to expect of the movie."

Posted May 10, 2006
38
25%

Dot the I (2003)

"Dot the I is okay-ish until it drops one of those Sixth Sense-style plot twists which negates everything that has gone before it into audiences' laps . . ."

Posted Apr 28, 2006
39
56%

Keeping Mum (2006)

"This slight British comedy stars Rowan Atkinson of Mr Bean fame in a rather large role, instead of the cameos he usually gets to play in big screen movies . . ."

Posted Apr 17, 2006
40
41%

"This comedy by the director of American Pie prefers farce to political satire and broad comedy to incisive social commentary. . ."

Posted Apr 17, 2006
41
20%

The Wild (2006)

"Disney's latest is an unoriginal mix of Finding Nemo and Madagascar, but the small children in the audience we saw it with simply didn't care . . ."

Posted Apr 13, 2006
42
16%

"There isn't much that is new or fresh about Underworld Evolution . . ."

Posted Mar 29, 2006
43
77%

Match Point (2005)

"Lugubriously slow and inert, Match Point simply drags without those customary Woody Allen one-liners . . ."

Posted Mar 29, 2006
44
61%

Hostel (2006)

"Hostel is depraved, sick and disgusting - which means teenagers should love it."

Posted Mar 29, 2006
45
4%

The Fog (2005)

"A mediocre remake of a 1980s horror movie of the same name which wasn't that good to begin with."

Posted Feb 22, 2006
46
31%

Valiant (2005)

"Will probably keep youngsters entertained for its short 76 minutes running time."

Posted Feb 14, 2006
47
46%

Dark Water (2005)

"The gore-free Dark Water tries hard to establish a creepy atmosphere, but instead winds up being slow moving with not much happening."

Posted Feb 14, 2006
48
87%

"The first quarter of Brokeback Mountain plays like a silent movie version of Waiting of Godot, but starring two Marlboro Men instead of Vladimir and Estragon . . ."

Posted Feb 9, 2006
49
61%

Lord of War (2005)

"Unlike most Hollywood movies being made today, Lord of War actually has something to say even though it goes about saying it clumsily . . ."

Posted Feb 8, 2006

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