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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
75/100
Is Next Time We Love an interesting failure, or a flawed gem?
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2
84/100
A first-rate study of a famous actor coming to grips with a world-class challenge.
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3
58/100
Don't bother going down with the ark; skip this one.
Posted Jun 25, 2007
4
69/100
Partition (2007)
Disappointing simply because it is so close to being outstanding; we're left with a sense that some key scenes explaining the characters' motivations are missing.
Posted Jun 23, 2007
5
62/100
While well-acted, the film has nothing much new to say, either thematically or cinematically.
Posted Jun 23, 2007
6
85/100
Sicko (2007)
Michael Moore is the P.T. Barnum of America's liberals, bombastically attacking his opponents and frequently letting his ego spill out onscreen.
Posted Jun 23, 2007
7
71/100
Nobody expected (or deserved) awards for Nancy Drew - Detective, but I must say that I had a lot more fun watching this one than the 69-years-later version.
Posted Jun 21, 2007
8
79/100
Largely due to Marion Cotillard's wide ranging and empathetic performance, La Vie en Rose is a powerful and fascinating film.
Posted Jun 21, 2007
9
76/100
Evening (2007)
While it teeters on the brink of mawkish melodrama for quite some time, this film ultimately delivers the goods, ably assisted by the arrival of Meryl Streep onscreen.
Posted Jun 20, 2007
10
73/100
Reminds us of the great damage that can be done to society's most vulnerable by those blustering war mongers who are so very far away from the combat they are inciting.
Posted Jun 18, 2007
11
72/100
1408 (2007)
Don't expect lots of guts and gore, but there's tension aplenty, lots of shocks, and several false ends to the torment, which make it seem even more intense.
Posted Jun 18, 2007
12
84/100
Ratatouille (2007)
What pushes this movie over the top is how it combines cartoon fun with rich evocations of the beauty and romance of Paris, the value of family, and the wonders of food.
Posted Jun 17, 2007
13
85/100
Breach (2007)
Its title reads like a John Grisham pot-boiler, but it's much more than that. Along with a good sized dollop of intrigue, we are also treated to a fascinating character study.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
14
48/100
Dead Silence (2007)
A film of such pointlessness, a film with neither thrill nor chill, an exercise of such tedium that it delivers nary a scare and sends no pulses a-racing.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
15
62/100
Nancy Drew (2007)
Bland, unoriginal and plain boring, Emma Roberts' significant charm simply isn't enough to carry this sorry attempt to resuscitate the girl detective.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
16
72/100
It's interesting how societal change is reflected in movies. Not long ago, a mainstream movie wouldn't have portrayed the legitimate U.S. military openly torturing a prisoner.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
17
64/100
Shooter (2007)
The only way to watch it without considering it unbearably ridiculous or morally revolting is to focus purely on the action, the fighting, the explosions, and the quick pace.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
18
76/100
Die Hard (1988)
Great escapist action, but it's still nothing more than an action movie %u2013 cinema's version of a nice, tasty hamburger.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
19
74/100
Surf's Up (2007)
Packs a lot of wit (although few big laughs) and a fair amount of sentiment (although nothing too gooey) into 85 minutes that work equally for kids and adults.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
20
81/100
Director Gabor Csupo does a fine job of weaving together the realities of life for ten-year-olds with the magical world Jesse and Leslie share.
Posted Jun 11, 2007
21
82/100
Longford (2007)
Intelligent, thoughtful cinema for mature viewers who don't need special effects and quick cuts to feel engaged with a movie.
Posted Jun 11, 2007
22
60/100
Primeval (2007)
Less than the sum of its parts. There are too many small errors and lost opportunities, and it's just not scary. Even a B movie can't succeed when that's the case.
Posted Jun 10, 2007
23
63/100
There isn't a single lesson I am taking away other than the obviousness of Eli Roth's desire to shock people as much as he possibly can, and a reminder that money talks.
Posted Jun 8, 2007
24
66/100
Creative scheming, in-jokes and movie star charm. That's really all we have here; essentially, this is heist movie porn.
Posted Jun 8, 2007
25
72/100
Bobby (2006)
Despite problems with its subplots, the larger story of the times and the man are so compelling, and the actors here are so capable, that the movie succeeds.
Posted Jun 8, 2007
26
76/100
Hostel (2006)
The skill with which Eli Roth has constructed his film, especially its first 40 minutes, leads me to give it the benefit of the doubt. It's creepy, gripping, horrifying stuff.
Posted Jun 6, 2007
27
72/100
Fired! (2006)
Brings to mind Michael Moore, except not nearly as serious, rigorous, angry or focused.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
28
71/100
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Posted Jun 5, 2007
29
71/100
More of a relic than a film that has stood the test of time, The Neptune Factor is mainly for those who like to see how filmmaking has evolved over the decades.
Posted Jun 4, 2007
30
71/100
While this is a movie that deserves a mildly favourable recommendation, it's also nothing short of a catastrophic fumble and an incredible lost opportunity.
Posted Jun 4, 2007
31
65/100
Shows how filmmaking through market research, screenwriting by committee, and over-dependence on moviemaking technology can result in huge, colourful, loud but totally vacuous and heartless movies.
Posted Jun 4, 2007
32
62/100
Mr. Brooks (2007)
There's a smart, tense, creepy inside-the-mind-of-a-psychotic movie here. It's just too bad that it's buried under a huge load of ridiculous, over-the-top Hollywood claptrap.
Posted Jun 4, 2007
33
76/100
Knocked Up (2007)
Follows the standard crude romantic comedy formula, but it does so with remarkable intelligence. It's not just crude and funny, it's also perceptive and smart.
Posted Jun 3, 2007
34
78/100
Bug (2006)
Ashley Judd's got guts, and so does William Friedkin, a director who peaked in the early 1970s and hasn't made a memorable film in decades. Not until Bug, that is.
Posted Jun 2, 2007
35
56/100
Norbit (2007)
It's small consolation when you have to sit through such a miserably unfunny movie, but at least the bad ideas here are relatively original.
Posted May 31, 2007
36
71/100
Does it rise above the limitations of Hong Kong action cinema? Definitely not. Is it fun to watch? Most certainly, yes.
Posted May 30, 2007
37
71/100
It's the fantastic situations that give you the feeling all this excitement just maybe could be real.
Posted May 30, 2007
38
78/100
Waitress (2007)
Keri Russell is excellent. Not every actor can play a would-be mother who doesn't want her child and still have us firmly on her side.
Posted May 29, 2007
39
44/100
It isn't scary, it's only occasionally funny, and there are times (lots of times) when Kill House slips into so-bad-it's-painful territory.
Posted May 28, 2007
40
73/100
A goofy, silly over-the-top movie and also plain good fun. An excellent introduction to martial arts for those who haven't gained an appreciation for the genre.
Posted May 28, 2007
41
67/100
The first five minutes make it clear this is not a film for little ones. The rest of its overlong 168 minutes manages to also eliminate almost everyone else.
Posted May 25, 2007
42
62/100
Unconquered (1947)
By 1947, Cecil B. DeMille and the movie studios should have known better that to paint a picture of Native Americans as stupid, bloodthirsty, depraved rapists and murderers.
Posted May 23, 2007
43
71/100
Creates real tension, and as long as you can live with 1940s-style special effects, this is a reasonably effective war movie from the unique perspective of army nurses.
Posted May 21, 2007
44
72/100
A light piffle of a movie, not particularly complex, certainly not tense, and not a laugh riot either. But don't get me wrong - this is a pleasant film.
Posted May 21, 2007
45
70/100
Apocalypto (2006)
How can we be inspired by the spirit of Jaguar Paw when the film's telling us that people stink and the great cultures of the Americas were the architects of their own demise?
Posted May 20, 2007
46
58/100
Rambo for liberals
Posted May 19, 2007
47
36/100
Dreamgirls (2006)
48
77/100
In continuing to move the movie series forward with new ideas that don't lack respect for the old, they've made Bond relevant to a new generation.
Posted May 19, 2007
49
69/100
Shrek has been great fun. Now let's say goodbye and move on to some fresher ideas.
Posted May 18, 2007
50
85/100
Scarface (1932)
Paul Muni goes way over the top as Tony Camonte, painting a picture of a gangster who knows nothing but excess, and who will stop at nothing to get his way.
Posted May 17, 2007