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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
B-
Shooter (2007)
He has to walk toward us in slo-mo? And the bad guys have to cackle over their total domination and corruption? And there have to be not one, not two, but three explaining villains?
Posted Mar 22, 2007
2
C
TMNT (2007)
The real power in the TMNT stories is the transformation, but in this movie that's all in the past, and it is difficult to get much satisfaction from the comeback premise or the attempts to create some sibling rivalry. It's more video game than story.
Posted Mar 22, 2007
3
B
The film wisely does not try to wow the CGI-savvy audience with its special effects, keeping them low-key enough to feel enticingly possible.
Posted Mar 22, 2007
4
C
The film ultimately fails to make Nikki an enticing character. She is just a one-dimensional manipulator. This removes the drama, the danger, and the interest from the story.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
5
D
Premonition (2007)
One reality Bullock unfortunately can't change is the ineluctable trudge toward the appallingly boneheaded ending.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
6
A-
The Namesake (2006)
A thoughtful and engrossing study of identity, assimilation, and finding the way home.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
7
B
300 (2007)
The heavily stylized compositions, balletic, blood-gushing violence, and wave after wave of different styles of marauders at times feel more like a video game than a movie.
Posted Mar 8, 2007
8
C
Haven (2006)
Quote not available.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
9
C+
Families who see this film should talk about the importance of trust between parents and children.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
10
D
Quote not available.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
11
C
Quote not available.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
12
C
The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. It's disappointing because what we do see, we've seen before, and better.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
13
C-
Barnyard (2006)
Quote not available.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
14
B+
Zodiac (2007)
Director David Fincher wisely makes this story not about the monster, but about our fascination with monsters.
Posted Mar 1, 2007
15
C-
The music in the film is terrific -- searing, gut-twisting wails of loss and despair...But The portrayal of Rae 's compulsive need for sex and of her always-perfect, always exposed little body is exploitive, more trashy than steamy.
Posted Mar 1, 2007
16
C+
Most of the humor is just casual references to outrageous behavior, awkward sexual feelings among the cast, preening self-regard, utter cluelessness, and insecure anxiety of its characters, and slapstick.
Posted Feb 24, 2007
17
C
There are 23 things wrong with this movie. Or maybe there are 24. Or 165. To be honest, I lost count.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
18
B+
Each shot is lovingly framed to show the golden light playing over the pastoral landscapes, set in a small town that makes Mayberry seem unfriendly and featuring a family so unconditionally loving and devoted that we seem to have come upon them mid-Hallma
Posted Feb 23, 2007
19
B+
Breach (2007)
Cooper is superb, hard as granite, dense as an imploding black hole.
Posted Feb 19, 2007
20
C
Ghost Rider (2007)
If Ghost Rider wanted to fetch something of value, he should have been out there looking for a better script.
Posted Feb 18, 2007
21
B+
Terabithia itself, only imagined on the page, is brought to life with imagination and heart. We only get glimpses, but they are tantalizing and witty, with glimmers that show us how even the most fantastical creations are grounded in our own thoughts and
Posted Feb 16, 2007
22
B+
Comedy that is actually funny plus romance that is actually sweet equals a sunny little valentine to brighten the winter doldrums.
Posted Feb 13, 2007
23
B-
As we get a chance to see him as a child and a young man, our curiosity may be satisfied, but the additional detail that humanizes him makes him far less interesting.
Posted Feb 8, 2007
24
D
Norbit (2007)
Eddie Murphy has taken his love for playing multiple roles, Jerry Lewis, crude humor, himself, and -- to be charitable -- his deeply conflicted feelings about women, and made a movie that is disgusting, unfunny, dull, and an appalling waste of talent.
Posted Feb 8, 2007
25
C-
This wolf story is toothless.
Posted Jan 26, 2007
26
C
Smokin' Aces (2007)
A flashy, nasty, hyper-violent story.
Posted Jan 25, 2007
27
C
Reportedly cut down from an unwieldy running time, it feels like a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing that forms a picture that wasn't worth waiting for.
Posted Jan 25, 2007
28
A
The Queen (2006)
Like Blair, we are moved from skepticism to sympathy and ultimately to respect by the stunning performances and the perceptive screenplay.
Posted Jan 17, 2007
29
C
The underground adventures are an unfortunate mixture of po-mo snark and potty humor (some just plain pot humor as well).
Posted Jan 11, 2007
30
B+
Miss Potter (2007)
Audiences who come with a little patience and an open heart will find themselves moved by seeing Beatrix discover her strength and embrace the world.
Posted Jan 11, 2007
31
C
Alpha Dog (2007)
The characters are all flash and emptiness, but so is the story.
Posted Jan 11, 2007
32
B-
There is one great scene as Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family, comes to the classroom to tell them that they are the real heroes. But Swank makes Gruwell too saintly and the students too generic for us to feel any real connection.
Posted Jan 5, 2007
33
B-
34
C
Cedric might just want to clean this one right off his resume.
Posted Jan 4, 2007
35
B+
An incisive script by Patrick Marber (Closer), based on the novel by Zoe Heller and brilliantly ruthless performances by Dench, Blanchett, and Bill Nighy as Sheba's husband make this an intense psychological drama with the urgency of last night's news.
Posted Dec 27, 2006
36
B+
This is a heart-thumping thriller with two of the most exciting chase scenes since The Matrix Reloaded. But it is also a thoughtful, provocative, and complex film, each shot packed with details, each scene packed with ideas.
Posted Dec 27, 2006
37
A-
Dreamgirls (2006)
If my movie reviews had headlines, this one's would be: "A Star is Born." More like a Supernova.
Posted Dec 21, 2006
38
B+
There are no impeccably tailored dinner jackets to wear while sipping stirred martinis, no brainy bombshells to seduce, no cool gadgets, no sportscars. This is dirty -- in all senses of the word -- tradecraft.
Posted Dec 21, 2006
39
B
Its power dissipates by spreading over too many characters without grounding us enough in their stories, relying too much on signifiers of loss and moving on that are too familiar.
Posted Dec 21, 2006
40
C
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rocky, it's time to stay down for the count.
Posted Dec 20, 2006
41
B
Even the considerable charms of both Smith and the personable character he plays may not be enough to keep audiences from growing impatient to get to the good stuff.
Posted Dec 15, 2006
42
B+
The voice talent seems selected for marquee value rather than the ability to create a character. But the power of the story retains its genuine magic and, like Fern, audiences will find this barnyard a place they want to stay.
Posted Dec 15, 2006
43
B-
Eragon (2006)
The strength comes from the 15-year-old author's conviction and enthusiasm for the story but the weakeness comes from its key elements being renamed rather then re-imagined.
Posted Dec 15, 2006
44
C+
45
B
A stirring and powerful story.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
46
B+
The Holiday (2006)
It's hard to say whether the movie is being meta in its movie references or just unimaginative and derivative. Probably a little bit of both.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
47
D
more sick than scary, more revolting than revealing, more twisted than tantalizing.
Posted Nov 30, 2006
48
B
Newcomer Oliver Isaac effectively conveys tenderness, doubt, courage, and transcendence as Joseph.
Posted Nov 30, 2006
49
D
Another year, another cheesy, hypocritical movie about how the true meaning of Christmas gets lost in the madness of Christmas. Except that this movie is, in itself, Exhibit A in the Christmas Madness category.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
50
B+
Déjà Vu (2006)
A heart-pounding thriller with a time-travel twist, "Deja Vu" will not leave you thinking you've seen it all before.
Posted Nov 21, 2006