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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Snow Day (2000)
A zippy, irreverent time-filler.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
Grant's a delight!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
85/100
What's most important to Lonergan is that we care what happens to his characters -- and we do, very much.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
Ghost Dog is muddled and aimless.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
Bowfinger (1999)
Bowfinger succeeds as both a sweet, sometimes hilarious fable and as an indictment of everything that's wrong with modern moviemaking, skewering the absurdity and speciousness of Hollywood along the way.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
Holy Smoke (2000)
Aimless and unfocused.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
Soft Fruit (1999)
Refreshing!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
Captures the embarrassment of foreplay, but it could use a few lessons in the art of seduction.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
A swamp of clichés, contrivances, and cheap ham-and-cheese hero sentimentality.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
Catholic propaganda? Perhaps. But it's one hell of a movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
Virus (1999)
There isn't much about Virus that you won't know by guessing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
Appears to have been written and directed by a grade-school dropout snorting airplane glue.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
Mad About Mambo's steps may be as familiar as the hokeypokey, but there's just enough gusto in the execution to make it a guilty pleasure.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
My Dog Skip (2000)
It may make you cry, but not because you've seen something worthy of your tears.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
A frequently hilarious, exuberant ensemble comedy!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
The characters are generally too repulsive even for our toleration, much less our affection, and the comedy is too mild to transcend that lack of involvement.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
Thinking (logically or otherwise) about this movie is a waste of your brain cells.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
42/100
Dinosaur (2000)
Pure Disney formula.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
Dogma (1999)
Uproariously hilarious.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
The Crew (2000)
Some movies (The Tao of Steve, say) are like Pepto for your summer blockbuster heartburn. This one is like a half-pound Macho Loco burrito. With fire salsa and extra onions.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
It's nothing if not well-intentioned, but
22
An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
A peerless indignity, a club-footed vomit launch of teen-horror clichés, overproduced self-importance, and scareless gore.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
Love and Basketball offers a rare gimpse into the life of female athletes, and Lathan's got all the right moves.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
The film succeeds on the astonishing merits of its leading lady and her superior supporting cast.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
Lake Placid (1999)
Dull, jokey, and insubstantial!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
It's a relief to see Portman giving a realistic, moving performance.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28

Totally entertaining!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
X-Men (2000)
If you're a fan of those Marvel Comics mainstays -- Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey -- this is your lucky day.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
So distressingly dark, grim, and cynical it's likely to make kids cry!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
Stepmom (1998)
It's a film that takes valid, complex family dynamics regarding divorce, remarriage, and parenting and reduces it all to bitchy catfighting, obvious button-pushing, and tawdry clichés.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
If Parker had aimed more at capturing the author's unique voice, and worried less about getting the details right, his movie might have been extraordinary.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
Hanging Up (2000)
Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, and Keaton ... each is naturally funny and has superb timing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
The Wood (1999)
Quaint and refreshing!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
While this cautionary tale of brotherhood gone wrong doesn't exactly break new ground, it certainly shows off its writer-director-star's triple-threat filmmaking potency.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
Inspector Gadget is the longest 80-minute movie ever made!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
Breakfast of Champions is a spectacular failure.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
Planning to lighten your wallet to gawk at this train wreck for a couple of hours? Here's a better idea: Shred up a few handfuls of fives and ones and use them to line the cage of your child's pet gerbil.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
62/100
Little Nicky (2000)
Heaven knows how many years in purgatory I may rack up for admitting this, but the movie is actually pretty funny.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
A mechanical exercise from the get-go.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
U-571 (2000)
The movie just keeps grinding along, pushing its way through a barrage of boom-boom and a sea of tight-lipped clichés.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
A beautifully executed Hollywood all-you-can-eat salad bar of glamour, plot twists, breathtaking Mediterranean vistas, and jazz.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
A smart, rollicking romantic comedy that strikes a rare pitch comprising witty wordplay, bawdy fun, and passionate romance.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
It's funny. Really funny.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
Next Friday (2000)
Next Friday's a chronic snore.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
Chill Factor (1999)
After winning a well-deserved Oscar for his role as a high-strung football player in Jerry Maguire, this talented actor has become an intolerable screen presence.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
Coppola has created a detective story without a solution and a coming-of-ager without discernable characters.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
64/100
For grown-ups, the jokes are often flat tires, largely thanks to their context.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Arteta mines a lot of subtle laughs out of [Beverly and Buck's] unlikely pairing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
The biggest piece of supernatural hooey since estranged wife Demi Moore's The Seventh Sign.
Posted Jan 1, 2000