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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
7/10
This well-done suspense-thriller is a variation of the Fatal Attraction theme with Ray Liotta as the cop from hell.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
2
5/10
The Avengers (1998)
Running a scant 90 minutes, it often feels as if a couple reels ended up on the cutting-room floor. Connery is absolutely delightful, though.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
3
7/10
The opening 30 minutes are so devastating that much of what follows ends up feeling anticlimactic. Good, but overrated.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
4
6/10
A moderately entertaining entry in an overrated series that sorely lacks the hard-edged toughness director Walter Hill brought to his two superior 48 HRS films.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
5
7/10
A hilariously campy and surprisingly diverting horror sequel that's always smartly aware of its own ridiculousness.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
6
7/10
Child's Play (1988)
An inadvertently silly but effective shocker. Director Tom Holland definitely knows how to spin a scary yarn.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
7
7/10
Woods is entertaining as badass vampire hunter Jack Crow, but the meanness he exhibits toward his young priest assistant is offensive and completely unnecessary. Still, this is Carpenter's best film since the 1980s ended.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
8
7/10
A vicious, disturbing black comedy that delivers a wickedly entertaining ride if you don't take it too seriously.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
9
7/10
A downbeat, elegiac mood piece and character study about angry, damaged people whose lives are as desolate as the dusty West Texas landscape they inhabit.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
10
7/10
One of the good "yuppies-in-jeopardy" thrillers that were so prevalent in the early 1990s.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
11
7.5/10
This biography of rock diva Tina Turner's turbulent life is filled with energetic musical numbers and emotionally charged moments, all anchored by two outstanding lead performances.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
12
4/10
The Firm (1993)
What starts out as interesting becomes increasingly hokey and silly -- Wilford Brimley is ludicrously cast as the firm's senior hit man -- where it should be intense and suspenseful.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
13
8/10
An innovative, ingenious and spectacular sci-fi adventure. The special effects are truly dazzling.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
14
7/10
The Hard Way (1991)
An underrated buddy flick with an original twist and some outstanding stunt work.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
15
8/10
A gripping manhunt thriller that's also part buddy movie and part outdoor, man-against-the-elements adventure. Might have been taken for granted in 1988, but Shoot to Kill is a corker by today's standards.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
16
8/10
True Lies (1994)
One of the best mega-budgeted summer blockbusters of the modern era. A deft blend of thrilling action and edgy comedy.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
17
9/10
Midnight Run (1988)
While other films may have won awards that year, Midnight Run is really the best film of 1988.
Posted Mar 4, 2006
18
5/10
The Postman (1997)
The first half of Costner's The Postman is actually quite interesting, but it falters badly in the second half with a few unintentional howlers.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
19
6/10
Soldier (1998)
Despite being hampered by second-rate special effects and too many action film cliches, Soldier does have its fun parts.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
20
7/10
Rising Sun (1993)
An intriguing, sensual whodunit that would have been even better had it not succumb to political correctness and changed the identity of the killer from Crichton's novel.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
21
7/10
Clifford (1994)
One can't help but laugh at Short's nutty rendition of an unctous little 10-year-old devil, and Grodin's angry reactions are equally funny as his increasingly exasperated uncle.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
22
8/10
Breakdown (1997)
A first-rate nail-biter that packs more genuine white-knuckle moments into 100 minutes than a dozen overpriced volcano movies could ever dream of having.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
23
8/10
A tender, poignant, ultimately heartbreaking film filled with haunting, lasting images and nicely eccentric touches. Arguably Costner's best performance, and one of Eastwood's most underrated efforts behind the camera.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
24
9/10
The Fugitive (1993)
A hair-raising, adrenaline-charged chase movie.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
25
3/10
Assassins (1995)
Suspenseless, plastic and contrived. Rent Best Seller, The Professional or The Mechanic instead, all far superior films about professional hit men.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
26
10/10
Unforgiven (1992)
A complex and haunting Old-West morality tale...Thanks Clint, for once again making my day.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
27
9/10
Commercial entertainment at its finest. A first-class, exceptionally well-made thriller.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
28
7/10
Retroactive (1997)
A high-energy road thriller with a time-travel twist. A fast, fun 90 minutes.
Posted Mar 2, 2006
29
3/10
16 Blocks (2006)
30
8/10
Julia (1977)
An understatedly suspenseful drama with both Fonda and Redgrave giving impassioned performances.
Posted Feb 27, 2006
31
5/10
32
A
33
B+
Airplane! (1980)
34
7/10
Scrooged (1988)
I found much of this irreverent modernization of A Christmas Carol to be hilarious, and I commend Murray and director Donner for giving their film a sardonic edge.
Posted Feb 20, 2006
35
8/10
There's plenty of big laughs in this odd-couple comedy, but the main characters are also given a number of human moments, which leads to an ending that's downright poignant.
Posted Feb 20, 2006
36
9/10
Funny, touching and unabashedly nostalgic. A true classic.
Posted Feb 20, 2006
37
2/10
Bolero (1984)
Even showing lots of Bo Derek's beautiful nude body isn't enough to save Bolero from terminal boredom.
Posted Feb 20, 2006
38
B
39
B+
40
A-
41
7/10
Scanners (1981)
A mind-blowing telekinesis thriller that immediately put Michael Ironside on the map as one of the most intense actors around.
Posted Feb 20, 2006
42
7/10
Hot Stuff (1979)
A funny little crime comedy that's worth seeing alone for a hysterical scene where Dom DeLuise has a laughing fit while smoking a joint.
Posted Feb 19, 2006
43
B+
Fatso (1980)
44
7/10
A bawdy good time. All but stolen by Charles Durning as the sidestepping governor and Dom DeLuise as the leader of the decency police.
Posted Feb 19, 2006
45
7/10
Paternity (1981)
Burt is at his most appealing and self-deprecating playing a character much like himself at the time: A single, middle-age lothario longing to have a child. Charming and funny.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
46
7/10
Amiable, lightweight fun. Captain Chaos saves the day.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
47
3/10
This is the disaster that occurred when they tried to make another Smokey and the Bandit sequel without the Bandit -- Burt Reynolds only has a brief cameo at the end. Jackie Gleason still has a few funny moments, but it's all pretty desperate.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
48
5/10
Fizzles badly after a hilarious first half-hour or so.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
49
8/10
A raucous blast with plenty of great lines. Gleason is an absolute riot.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
50
C+
Rocky III (1982)