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Mr. Showbiz

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
You, the average taxpaying citizen, need to see this movie like Bill Gates needs to win the lottery.
Posted Jul 5, 2001
2
Its arc is as easy to forecast as its soundtrack is tiresome.
Posted Jul 5, 2001
3
A sensual poem with its own beguiling rhythm.
Posted Jul 5, 2001
4
Much of the time Pool seems lost herself, resorting to clichés, redundancy, and dead-end allegory.
Posted Jul 5, 2001
5
Endearingly wears its heart on its polyester sleeve.
Posted Jul 5, 2001
6
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Monotonous and mangy.
Posted Jul 3, 2001
7
The gags are fresh (so to speak), but the tone and execution are oh-so-exactly the same -- as McSequels go, this one's a pièce de résistance of satisfied expectations.
Posted Jul 3, 2001
8
3/5
Pootie Tang (2001)
The material it does pull off is daring and sharp.
Posted Jul 2, 2001
9
3/5
A lot of The Crimson Rivers is slick, quasi-menacing fun.
Posted Jul 2, 2001
10
A teenage movie that trusts its audience -- it sounds crazy, but it's actually quite beautiful.
Posted Jun 28, 2001
11
If you're up for something as dark as the Brothers Grimm can truly be, A.I.'s a trip worth taking.
Posted Jun 28, 2001
12
The Closet has a blithe tone and a capable cast, but Veber's script is 100 percent laugh-free.
Posted Jun 28, 2001
13
Baby Boy (2001)
A preachy, monotonous failure.
Posted Jun 26, 2001
14
3/5
Makes for compulsive viewing even though its noirish plot doesn't make a lick of sense.
Posted Jun 26, 2001
15
An uncertain and aimless effort that strives for a more character-centered drama while demonstrating very little facility with normal storytelling.
Posted Jun 21, 2001
16
If you're 14 and love Limp Bizkit, or 50 and yearn to lay down some rubber, chances are you'll think this honey corners like it's on rails.
Posted Jun 21, 2001
17
For an enterprise so soullessly commercial on its face, Murphy's second outing as the M.D. who talks to the animals is surprisingly engaging.
Posted Jun 21, 2001
18
By its close, Himalaya has granted us an intimacy with the Dolpo region of Nepal that is difficult to shake.
Posted Jun 14, 2001
19
Songcatcher (2001)
It's refreshing to see some straight musical numbers, uninterrupted and unadorned.
Posted Jun 14, 2001
20
Big Eden (2001)
Yet, for all the film's slow spots, it's impossible not to be moved by Henry and Pike's blossoming romance, thanks especially to Gross and Schweig's charming lead performances.
Posted Jun 14, 2001
21
Sexy Beast (2000)
Confident, mature, deeply conceived, and convincingly inhabited, it's a surprisingly humane film.
Posted Jun 14, 2001
22
Don't pack up your PC -- Tomb Raider the movie has nothing over its electronic counterpart.
Posted Jun 14, 2001
23
The movie's loaded with funny scenes that mix and match its players to good effect.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
24
Evolution (2001)
Evolution doesn't deserve to spawn sequels.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
25
Our Song (2001)
McKay captures their environment without condescension.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
26
Feels as if it's been engineered for the lowest IQ in the room.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
27
Slow as a funeral dirge, the movie's all talk about art and passion and obsession without anything to show for it.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
28
It has a sense of wonder.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
29
Swordfish (2001)
The story is mostly about what happens to various objects (plate glass windows, SUVs, senators) when they are riddled with bullets or detonated by explosives.
Posted Jun 7, 2001
30
The Animal (2001)
Frequently it becomes boring.
Posted Jun 4, 2001
31
Answers its own question with botched gags, strained set-pieces, and a confused, upstaged star.
Posted May 31, 2001
32
A pallid character drama that glosses over any interesting political or moral questions.
Posted May 25, 2001
33
The film is lovely, life-affirming, and guaranteed to make you cry.
Posted May 24, 2001
34
Pearl Harbor (2001)
After the first few minutes, it's just fireworks and bodies in motion.
Posted May 24, 2001
35
Worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast.
Posted May 21, 2001
36
Nora (2001)
A convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love.
Posted May 21, 2001
37
The backdrop of exotic pagodas and wartime woe isn't nearly potent enough to buoy the feeble drama that plays out in the foreground.
Posted May 17, 2001
38
A quiet, oblique, and finally mesmerizing work of psychological incision.
Posted May 17, 2001
39
A postmodern fantasia guaranteed to polarize its audience into believers and non-believers -- though it's impossible to come away feeling like you've ever seen anything quite like it.
Posted May 17, 2001
40
Shrek (2001)
Shrek's self-reflexive silliness is in nearly perfect counterpoint to its giddy spirit of adventure, friendship, and romance.
Posted May 17, 2001
41
Angel Eyes (2001)
An emotionally honest effort.
Posted May 17, 2001
42
43
Startup.com (2001)
44
About Adam (2000)
45
46
That A Knight's Tale aims only so high, and risks credibility in favor of laughing-gas intoxication every step of the way, should condemn it to mediocrity. But instead, the film emerges victorious.
Posted May 10, 2001
47
Eureka (2001)
A nearly transcendental adventure.
Posted May 3, 2001
48
The Low Down (2001)
Has an aura of honest observation that engages even when almost nothing is happening on-screen.
Posted May 3, 2001
49
The movie's a blast.
Posted May 3, 2001
50
The Forsaken (2001)
Uses its WB pretty boys as a lure -- but the only ones biting are the laughable bloodsuckers of the title.
Posted Apr 30, 2001