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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
7%

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
2
33%

"Proceeds from a premise that's as simplistic as a seventh-grade gym class joke."

Posted Apr 27, 2001
3
96%

"Rises instantly above its genre merely by taking the time to develop its characters and scenario."

Posted Apr 26, 2001
4
13%

"Every scene is designed to cram in a motley combination of stars and send them flailing about screaming in lieu of any plot or character development."

Posted Apr 26, 2001
5
54%

"Uma Thurman bares her claws in a welcome return to form."

Posted Apr 26, 2001
6
14%

Driven (2001)

7
34%
8
12%

The Girl (2001)

9
91%

Panic (2000)

10
71%

Brigham City (2001)

11
11%
12
11%
13
66%

"Nossiter's claustrophobic digital video camerawork and an intelligent script he co-wrote with James Lasdun elevate the proceedings above standard psychodrama."

Posted Apr 13, 2001
14
11%

Joe Dirt (2001)

"To see it is to sit through scene after scene like the one in which a hulking oil rigger spattered with crude takes a leak on some smoldering ashes for no reason at all."

Posted Apr 13, 2001
15
93%

"More than a window on an oppressed society -- it's filmmaking on the sharp edge of a knife."

Posted Apr 12, 2001
16
70%

"The first film in 22 years by banned Iranian filmmaker Bahman Farmanara, Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine is something new for American movie gourmands."

Posted Apr 12, 2001
17
81%

"The script ... loses sight of the book's breezy wit and stacks up implausibilities as high as Bridget's half-eaten boxes of Cadbury's Milk Tray."

Posted Apr 12, 2001
18
28%

Kingdom Come (2001)

"It's all too easy to see through the movie to its plot gears, and all too evident where the grinding of those gears is taking us."

Posted Apr 11, 2001
19
53%

"Dippy, funny, and fast-paced enough to be a guilty pleasure."

Posted Apr 10, 2001
20
31%

"On some level, nearly every thriller asks viewers to suspend their disbelief. Along Came a Spider expects you to kick yours in the nuts, break both its legs, and not make hospital visits. You can't even send flowers."

Posted Apr 5, 2001
21
71%

Shadow Magic (2000)

"Plays like a Chinese Cinema Paradiso, full of feeling without succumbing to sentimentality."

Posted Apr 5, 2001
22
37%

"Both Simon Donald's script and Bill Eagles' direction lack humor and rhythm."

Posted Apr 5, 2001
23
88%

"So breathtakingly textural, so empathic in its images, that it transcends its context and achieves timelessness."

Posted Apr 5, 2001
24
33%

Just Visiting (2001)

"One more attempt to pass off chopped liver as foie gras."

Posted Apr 5, 2001
25
55%

Blow (2001)

"A watchable mediocrity at best, too unimaginative to find resonance anywhere in a huge and destructive cultural phenomenon, and too sloppy to care."

Posted Apr 5, 2001
26
92%

Amores Perros (2001)

"Though unflinching in its savagery, Amores Perros is always compulsive viewing."

Posted Mar 30, 2001
27
77%

"Those expecting a Bond-like thriller may be disappointed, but this deviously witty diversion deserves to be appreciated for what it is."

Posted Mar 29, 2001
28
15%

Tomcats (2001)

"This movie bites."

Posted Mar 29, 2001
29
93%

Spy Kids (2001)

"The kids' movie kids have been waiting for."

Posted Mar 29, 2001
30
43%

"There's nothing else about Someone Like You to separate it from the herd."

Posted Mar 29, 2001
31
67%

"For a modest film, however, Too Much Sleep is a modest surprise."

Posted Mar 22, 2001
32
63%

The Brothers (2001)

"The egomaniacal thrust behind The Brothers is the same drive that's fueled dozens of other low-watt bar-talk flicks."

Posted Mar 22, 2001
33
9%

"Generically sloppy, half-conceived, and derivative."

Posted Mar 22, 2001
34
53%

Heartbreakers (2001)

"Fatally bogged down by a ridiculous caring parent scenario."

Posted Mar 22, 2001
35
32%

Exit Wounds (2001)

"In fairness, the movie is more or less competent for being what it is. Of course, I could say the same of most brick walls -- but I'd hardly recommend that you pay eight bucks to sit in front of one for two hours."

Posted Mar 20, 2001
36
14%

Company Man (2001)

"The rapid-fire gags are relentlessly cute and announce themselves with all the subtlety of a pounding headache."

Posted Mar 16, 2001
37
54%

"Marred by an unconvincing love triangle and an insincere dénouement, it's a story that nonetheless resonates as much as Saving Private Ryan does."

Posted Mar 15, 2001
38
92%

Memento (2000)

"With its capable cast, twisty plot, and gritty style, Memento is a real keepsake."

Posted Mar 15, 2001
39
96%

The Dish (2001)

"It is therefore something of a shame when the film's second half succumbs to dewy, baby-boomer nostalgia ... And yet, chances are that you'll be moved all the same."

Posted Mar 15, 2001
40
44%

Get Over It (2001)

"Deserves to be applauded for not casting Freddie Prinze Jr., but this sloppy, somnolent, strung-together flick pales when compared to such other teenage riffs on classic literature as Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You."

Posted Mar 9, 2001
41
88%

"Accomplished, middlebrow costume-drama entertainment."

Posted Mar 8, 2001
42
61%

"Doyle and director Kieron J. Walsh have such a fine old time with all this winky-wink business that they seem to only sporadically recall the plight of star-crossed lovers Brendan ... and Trudy."

Posted Mar 8, 2001
43
33%

15 Minutes (2001)

"Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare."

Posted Mar 8, 2001
44
19%

Blow Dry (2001)

"The film comes off as little more than a contrived composite, despite the best efforts of pros Rickman, Richardson, and Griffiths."

Posted Mar 8, 2001
45
91%

High Fidelity (2000)

"Created a doggedly faithful adaptation of Nick Hornby's cult-fave novel."

Posted Mar 6, 2001
46
96%

Yi Yi (2000)

"A five-course meal of a movie, with drinks, for mature moviegoers for whom most films have come to resemble brainless carnival rides, not works of art."

Posted Mar 2, 2001
47
32%

"Livingston and Cohen opt for mawkish formula in their third act."

Posted Mar 2, 2001
48
93%

Paragraph 175 (2000)

"The reason to watch is the firsthand testimonies themselves."

Posted Mar 2, 2001
49
21%

"Spliced in are some really cheap animation segments and monotonous techno analog music, along with, alas, only the merest flashes of Dick's self-deprecating wit."

Posted Mar 1, 2001
50
75%

Me You Them (2001)

"A peculiar masculine fantasy."

Posted Mar 1, 2001