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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
64/100
Halloween (2007)
There's plenty of slicing and dicing here, and a few moments of tension toward the end, but this is mostly a workmanlike and uninspired remake.
Posted Aug 29, 2007
2
68/100
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
The biggest problem I have with a spoof of action/ carnage/ car chase/ gunfire movies is that this genre is a spoof of real life to begin with. What's with spoofing a spoof?
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3
77/100
Despite issues with Julie Delpy's direction and editing, this is a pleasant delight and an exciting harbinger of better things to come from this perceptive young filmmaker.
Posted Aug 29, 2007
4
78/100
Offside (2006)
Jafar Panahi's film is disarming because it presents a mostly good natured, at times humorous, approach to issues that are extremely serious.
Posted Aug 28, 2007
5
66/100
While it's at times inspired, ultimately, its attempt to play with the conventions of both martial arts and sports films does not congeal into something memorable.
Posted Aug 28, 2007
6
70/100
The highs (Samuel L. Jackson's performance) and lows (Josh Hartnett's performance and the film's semi-successful moralizing) balance out as something awfully close to a draw.
Posted Aug 28, 2007
7
76/100
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
An enjoyable western that's an excellent reminder of how - in the world of movies - sometimes less is best.
Posted Aug 27, 2007
8
49/100
A New Wave (2007)
Instructive, but for reasons its makers won't like: it shows the difference that a good script and capable cinematography can make, as this film, sadly, has neither.
Posted Aug 27, 2007
9
71/100
Sketch comedy stretched to its maximum length, and while it's good fun, like that big dumb goof in every high school class, it comes oh-so-close to wearing out its welcome.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
10
57/100
A generic action flick made much worse by a couple of ridiculous plot twists that are disingenuous and a total rip-off, ruining what little fun it otherwise would have been.
Posted Aug 24, 2007
11
78/100
Smart, sexy and achingly true, The Hottest State is both funny and heart breaking.
Posted Aug 23, 2007
12
73/100
The Mr. Bean character is reminiscent of cheap chocolate - some people love it, others despise it, and few can consume too much without feeling nauseous.
Posted Aug 23, 2007
13
79/100
Johnny To has struck a fine balance between theme exploration, artistry, and action, giving us a movie to appreciate and think about, in addition to getting adrenalin flowing.
Posted Aug 23, 2007
14
58/100
Little more than a competently acted and shot costume drama, it is neither a film of the ages or for the ages; it is a film that has, however, aged, and poorly.
Posted Aug 22, 2007
15
52/100
The sluggish pace, dearth of drama, and remarkable lack of chemistry between the leads leave us entirely on the outside looking in as this exotically-located tale unfolds.
Posted Aug 22, 2007
16
56/100
A lame and insipid attempt to satirize suburban life, gender roles, teenage sexuality, and the military.
Posted Aug 22, 2007
17
47/100
Sea Wife (1957)
Sea Wife is one of those turgid and morose melodramas that were inexplicably popular in the post-Second World War period.
Posted Aug 22, 2007
18
58/100
Skinwalkers (2007)
If lots and lots of shooting and wrassling and growling turns your crank, then you might have a good time with Skinwalkers; otherwise, it's a total snore.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
19
74/100
Odd and twisted, The Dark Backward has plenty to thrill admirers of ugliness and enough food for thought to interest the rest of us too.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
20
73/100
Carly Schroeder is strong and the film's genuineness compensates for the 'after school special'-style script and production values, making it a pleasant, even uplifting film.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
21
75/100
This is classic British ensemble comedy in a traditional style, with wonderfully understated performances by everyone %u2013 except the unfortunate guest mistakenly high on acid.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
22
82/100
Superbad (2007)
Superbad is inspired coming of age comedy for real, nerdy, mixed-up, uncertain people; it's uproariously funny coming of age for the rest of us.
Posted Aug 19, 2007
23
72/100
The Invasion (2007)
This hodgepodge of thoughtful and action-filled filmmaking qualifies as a minor success. Whether this is due to or in spite of studio meddling, we may never know.
Posted Aug 19, 2007
24
49/100
If your idea of fun is an hour and a half surrounded by screaming, whining, vomiting children, then this may be your movie.
Posted Aug 19, 2007
25
76/100
Goya's Ghosts is a smart, darkly funny and deeply pessimistic film. It looks good and features wonderful performances.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
26
79/100
Interview (2007)
Interview is smart, provocative and disturbing, a searing indictment of media, hypocrisy and the themes Theo Van Gogh explored in his original.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
27
74/100
The Lookout (2007)
The credibility of its characters helps get through some rather large plausibility issues, succeeding both as a thriller and as a story of redemption and self-forgiveness.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
28
52/100
Wild Hogs (2007)
Fluff aimed at conservative Middle America, a cynical go-with-the-demographic-trends movie that's shallow and stupid, but featuring big names guaranteeing box office success.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
29
71/100
Stardust (2007)
A mild diversion, a likeable but not enthralling film that's damned by the faint praise of being just a bit better than some of the other movies you might choose to take in.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
30
53/100
A big cheat because virtually nothing of what happens in the first 100 minutes would ever really have happened if the truth that's exposed in the final few minutes was true.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
31
62/100
Writer/ director Finn Taylor's problem is that he wrote a painfully weak script, mostly wasting both acting talent and funny stories in the process.
Posted Aug 9, 2007
32
51/100
The problem with this film's exploration of a potentially interesting mystery is that I Know Who Killed Me is clumsy, stupid and just plain objectionable.
Posted Aug 9, 2007
33
66/100
El Cantante (2007)
Whoever had the bright idea of building the big screen story of salsa singer Hector Lavoe around the obnoxious ramblings of his wife, well, they made a big mistake.
Posted Aug 9, 2007
34
71/100
The Last Legion is more quaint than thrilling, but it's refreshing to see an old style sword fighting movie that's not completely dependent on the use of digital trickery.
Posted Aug 8, 2007
35
46/100
Featuring an atrocious script, weak acting, lazy direction, and even worse editing, it fails to entertain and doesn't even qualify under the so-bad-it's-good category.
Posted Aug 8, 2007
36
76/100
Sunshine (2007)
The characters aren't much like real astronauts, but this is a price worth paying to shed light on the topic of rising to the occasion or crumbling in response to extremes.
Posted Aug 7, 2007
37
58/100
Underdog (2007)
This seems to be another case of Hollywood figuring that kids aren't going to notice the difference between a well-made film and a sloppy, half-baked one.
Posted Aug 6, 2007
38
73/100
Hot Rod (2007)
Truly funny, even though most viewers (who are as much the movie's targets as the characters we see onscreen) just aren't going to get it.
Posted Aug 5, 2007
39
72/100
More reminiscent of common ketchup than Kate's magnificent saffron sauce, No Reservations is likeable, peopled by appealing characters, and entirely unremarkable.
Posted Aug 5, 2007
40
78/100
Smart and sharp, crazy-fast-paced and great looking, The Bourne Ultimatum is popcorn with style and a brain - what James Bond once was and now aspires to become again.
Posted Aug 5, 2007
41
63/100
300 (2007)
While far from sophisticated in its 'I have filled my heart with hate' messaging, it resonates with the 'us versus them' worldview that's wildly popular in some circles.
Posted Aug 5, 2007
42
71/100
Neither the best nor the worst of the Jane Austen adaptations. However, nor is it likely to be remembered for very long after it passes across your eyes.
Posted Aug 4, 2007
43
53/100
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Jackie Chan is stellar, Chris Tucker is lame and the film is, while proficiently produced, about as dumb as a sack of hammers.
Posted Aug 4, 2007
44
84/100
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Rescue Dawn is subtle in its politics but still works powerfully well as both an incredible story of personal survival and an anti-war treatise.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
45
71/100
It's a winning formula, and maybe that's why the makers of The Simpsons Movie have played it safe with an entertaining but thoroughly unmemorable movie adaptation.
Posted Jul 31, 2007
46
94/100
47
64/100
The Salon (2007)
Not funny enough, romantic enough, or serious enough to succeed as a comedy, romance or urban issues drama.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
48
70/100
Could have done with a strong voice to step in and demand repairs to shortfalls that are reminiscent of what often plagues films that are too much of a one-person creation.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
49
77/100
While those who can't stand long fight scenes might find it a bit tiresome, everyone else is going to consider this a sweet, light-hearted martial arts treat.
Posted Jul 25, 2007
50
61/100
Despite some interesting individual moments, when taken as a whole, Seven Thieves is an uneven and (most damning) an uneventful mess.
Posted Jul 24, 2007