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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
B+
Rocky II (1979)
2
A
Rocky (1976)
3
C
Rocky IV (1985)
4
C
5
B
Charly (1968)
6
B
Prime Cut (1972)
7
B+
8
7/10
Hoffa (1992)
Nicholson's intense, volcanic performance saves this part-fact, part-fiction biopic that's a little too in awe of its subject.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
9
9/10
GoodFellas (1990)
That Martin Scorsese's brilliant GoodFellas lost the 1990 Best Picture and Best Director Oscars to Dances with Wolves is one of the all-time miscarriages of justice in the history of the Academy Awards.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
10
5/10
Wild Bill (1995)
A rare Walter Hill movie that just didn't work for me.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
11
7/10
A delightful annoying-person comedy made even more amusing by the fact that Murray and Dreyfuss couldn't stand one another in real life.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
12
10/10
De Palma's masterpiece is an exhilarating, moving and larger-than-life cops vs. crooks epic. Connery and De Niro steal the show in charismatic supporting turns. The best film of 1987.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
13
2/10
A really lame made-for-television attempt to keep the Omen series going.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
14
7/10
The third best of the Omen films, but still a satisfying conclusion to a great trilogy.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
15
8/10
Not a great film like the original, but this remains a wildly entertaining sequel full of memorable death scenes.
Posted Feb 18, 2006
16
5/10
Night Game (1989)
An average serial-killer thriller made watchable by the always interesting Roy Scheider.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
17
7/10
The Passage (1979)
A lurid, exciting World War II chase thriller with Malcolm McDowell chewing the scenery as a sadistic Nazi.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
18
7/10
Runaway (1984)
A nifty futuristic thriller which effectively casts rock-star Gene Simmons as a very bad guy who just oozes evil. A fun flick.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
19
7/10
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Roy Scheider is at his hard-boiled best and John Glover is a loathsomely slimy villain in this tough thriller that was quite graphic for its time. Sometimes unpleasant, but always interesting.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
20
7/10
An effective, but little-known action-thriller about a military-training exercise taken too far by a crazy commanding officer.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
21
8/10
A must-see for fans of hard-hitting action.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
22
4/10
Too jokey and cutesy. This is where the series took a wrong turn toward too much comedy, but the public didn't seem to mind.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
23
7/10
Fast Break (1979)
A hugely likable basketball comedy. Gabe Kaplan is so appealing here that you wonder why he didn't become a bigger star.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
24
3/10
Bruiser (2000)
Never scary or suspenseful, and only succeeds at being sleazy and unpleasant. It's easy to see why this stinker never got a theatrical release.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
25
8/10
One of the better time-travel movies. Generates lots of suspense because it's directed and acted with a great deal of conviction. John Scott's musical score is outstanding.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
26
5/10
A mediocre sequel that lacks the punch of its highly entertaining predecessor.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
27
8/10
F/X (1986)
A clever, lightning-paced thriller about a Tom Savini-style special effects artist who becomes a pawn in the scheme of some rogue government agents. A surprise modest hit in 1986.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
28
8/10
A rough and gripping action-thriller about an ordinary man's desperate search to find his kidnapped little girl. Gritty with a capital G, and makes late '70 New York City seem like hell on earth.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
29
3/10
Quicksand (2003)
Caine admits in the DVD interviews that he did this forgettable thriller as an excuse to spend the winter in the South of France. Keaton's nowhere to be found in the interview section as if he was embarrassed to have been involved.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
30
8/10
Hilarious and unexpectedly touching. A great vehicle for Keaton.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
31
2/10
Another You (1991)
The final and worst of the four Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor movies.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
32
10/10
The Verdict (1982)
Newman gives a brilliant performance in this powerful David and Goliath tale of a sad man's quest for redemption in the face of despair. Newman, director Lumet and the film itself all should have won an Academy Award, but sadly didn't.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
33
5/10
A very disappointing sequel that's just too jokey for its own good. Lacks the intense thrills of the first two.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
34
9/10
I honestly think this edgier prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark does an even better job of being a non-stop rollercoaster ride than the original.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
35
7/10
Rambo III (1988)
Real-life events have rendered this third Rambo adventure the most dated of the series. Still, though, it remains an exciting piece of hardcore action.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
36
8/10
Far from credible, but a terrific, cheer-out-loud action film nevertheless. Immediately and deservedly made Stallone's John Rambo a great individualistic screen hero to rival Eastwood's Dirty Harry.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
37
8/10
First Blood (1982)
The film that introduced John Rambo is a gripping survival adventure with an emotional ending that's downright moving. Jerry Goldsmith contributes an excellent musical score.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
38
5/10
Into the Sun (2005)
Nothing special, but competently made by Seagal's usual direct-to-DVD standards.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
39
1/10
Submerged (2004)
So awful and incompetently made that I shut it off halfway through. The kind of straight-to-DVD Grade-Z junk that epitomizes Seagal's career in recent years.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
40
3/10
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Vanity projects don't get much worse than this.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
41
7/10
A lurid psychological thriller that's sexy, nasty and a lot of fun...And you were expecting subtlety from a film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven?
Posted Feb 16, 2006
42
6/10
Get Carter (2000)
The original Get Carter (1971) is better, but this is quite watchable as far as modern-era remakes go.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
43
7/10
Get Carter (1971)
A classic British crime-thriller that's as mean and uncompromising as its vengeful main character. Caine is in top form.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
44
7/10
A surprisingly effective variation of the Ten Little Indians theme. Stallone's actually pretty good in this one.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
45
1/10
Bulworth (1998)
Jaw-droppingly abysmal. Seldom has a major star embarrassed himself so badly.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
46
5/10
Ishtar (1987)
The intentionally bad songs and the early scenes in New York City are amusing, but the movie totally falls apart once Beatty and Hoffman arrive in the fictional country of Ishtar.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
47
8/10
Maybe not the masterpiece Cimino intended, but in its 219-minute version Heaven's Gate is a very good Western, and not nearly the disaster some have unfairly labeled it.
Posted Feb 15, 2006
48
6/10
An OK revenge thriller that's helped immensely by George Kennedy's sympathetic lead performance. However, there's too much talk and not enough action.
Posted Feb 15, 2006
49
8/10
Works equally well as a tense, powerful hostage drama and a rousing action film. The Delta Force gets my vote as Chuck Norris' best movie.
Posted Feb 14, 2006
50
7/10
A real button-pusher with a dynamite ending. Gene Davis is memorable as the sicko villain.
Posted Feb 14, 2006