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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
20/100
Pretentious neo-Gothic hokum with yawning gaps in logic and credibility.
Posted Mar 1, 2001
2
31/100
See Spot Run (2001)
There's nothing about it quite so hilarious as the writing credits, which list no fewer than five writers and which, it is rumored, disguise the participation of up to five more.
Posted Mar 1, 2001
3
15/100
Nonsense from its first frame to its last, stupid beyond even the conventions of its genre, it begs the question of responsibility.
Posted Feb 22, 2001
4
88/100
Last Resort (2001)
When will American filmmakers, mainstream and independent alike, tire of being shown up by international movies that capture authenticity as a matter of course?
Posted Feb 22, 2001
5
63/100
The Price of Milk is one of the oddest offerings of the season - albeit in a welcome way - but its creamy serendipity is a bit too thick to swallow.
Posted Feb 16, 2001
6
30/100
Rock can't really be expected to pull off the love scenes, but for a man trying to reach the largest possible audience, his comedy is surprisingly uninspired.
Posted Feb 16, 2001
7
66/100
Gay deftly explores the casual experimentation between the two boys.
Posted Feb 15, 2001
8
30/100
What keeps it (barely) from being completely intolerable is Keanu Reeves' hilariously awful lead performance.
Posted Feb 15, 2001
9
31/100
The deadly combo of leaden animation, sorry scriptwriting, and limp pacing throttle every attempt at humor.
Posted Feb 15, 2001
10
88/100
Masters the cinema's toughest special effect -- naturalism -- and hits every nail on the head.
Posted Feb 9, 2001
11
60/100
An exercise in whimsy.
Posted Feb 9, 2001
12
50/100
Hannibal (2001)
Hannibal is Godfather III-level slumming.
Posted Feb 8, 2001
13
35/100
Not even a giddy wrap-up featuring Diamond himself can atone for the dreck that's come before it.
Posted Feb 8, 2001
14
Malena (2000)
Transparently misogynist at its core.
Posted Feb 2, 2001
15
4/100
Valentine (2001)
Even by the thoroughly undemanding standards of its burned-out genre, Valentine is vacuous, tedious, and perfunctory.
Posted Feb 2, 2001
16
66/100
Solid, unexceptional mix of thrills and human drama.
Posted Feb 1, 2001
17
51/100
The screwball comedy in general misses as often as it hits.
Posted Feb 1, 2001
18
92/100
The movie needs to be seen twice, so that highly developed expectations can be washed away into irrelevance. Then one can see what Wong has done.
Posted Feb 1, 2001
19
84/100
20
59/100
Ends up having all the heft of a Nancy Drew mystery decked out in a tie-dyed T-shirt and peasant skirt.
Posted Jan 25, 2001
21
77/100
A surprising amount of the humor stems from well-drawn caricatures and cleverly seeded payoffs.
Posted Jan 25, 2001
22
Faithless (2001)
Lena Endre, with her throaty laugh and natural warmth, gives a heartbreaking performance as a woman slowly sapped of her joie de vivre.
Posted Jan 25, 2001
23
79/100
As with its sleazy, real-life predecessors, you actually come to care about its characters.
Posted Jan 25, 2001
24
35/100
The film's greatest flaw is its miscast leads, who conjure up zero dewy-eyed, wish-fulfillment magic.
Posted Jan 25, 2001
25
78/100
The Gift (2000)
An acceptably suspenseful, watchable Southern Gothic whodunit.
Posted Jan 18, 2001
26
75/100
The Pledge (2001)
Jack Nicholson passes on the ham, delivering a subtle, weighted performance that neatly complements Sean Penn's growing confidence as a director.
Posted Jan 18, 2001
27
68/100
Snatch (2001)
In fondly revisiting (carbon copying, it often seems) his first film, he's proved merely what we already knew: that he can unleash comic mayhem par excellence. Enough of the little boys with big guns. It's time for Guy to grow up.
Posted Jan 18, 2001
28
71/100
Stiles and Thomas are engaging young performers.
Posted Jan 11, 2001
29
5/100
Double Take (2001)
Slick, self-assured, and thoroughly awful, Double Take is a primo contender for worst movie of 2001.
Posted Jan 11, 2001
30
10/100
Antitrust (2001)
Scripted with a subtlety befitting Tinkertoys, directed in a manner that would shame the small-screen union hacks who rap out Xena: Warrior Princess, and acted with the sleepy glumness of a therapy session.
Posted Jan 11, 2001
31
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Even true believers will have a hard time sinking their fangs into this thoroughly perfunctory affair.
Posted Dec 28, 2000
32
The Claim (2000)
Not likely to please anyone.
Posted Dec 28, 2000
33
94/100
Traffic (2000)
A riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is.
Posted Dec 28, 2000
34
It's as if Thornton and scripter Ted Tally are so concerned with big themes and Old West mythology that they forget they've got to present a real live cowboy in order for any of it to work.
Posted Dec 24, 2000
35
An Everlasting Piece is just like getting a shoddy haircut from a timid barber.
Posted Dec 22, 2000
36
65/100
If the Cuban Missile Crisis was America's premier postwar nail-biter, then Thirteen Days undersells it -- somehow, the filmmakers made it kinda dull.
Posted Dec 22, 2000
37
64/100
For all its originality, O Brother doesn't seem to have a point, or enough spark to distract us from the lack thereof.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
38
For all its wit and sharp casting, State and Main is way too pleased with itself to be funny or endearing.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
39
The miscast leads make this stately, BBC-ish adaptation ponderous instead of pointed.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
40
A warm, glossy holiday fable that hits some surprisingly sweet notes.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
41
A barrage of dangling plot strands, inconsistent characterizations, and suspense-free shootouts.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
42
Such a sensory experience; in its best moments, the film washes over you like a fever dream.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
43
84/100
Cast Away (2000)
Hanks turns in an Oscar-worthy performance yet again.
Posted Dec 21, 2000
44
87/100
Like its protagonist, Finding Forrester got game.
Posted Dec 19, 2000
45
None, repeat, none of this is funny.
Posted Dec 15, 2000
46
55/100
Meyers' women have precious little on their minds.
Posted Dec 14, 2000
47
78/100
Chocolat (2000)
It's so easy to be mesmerized by Chocolat's brilliant indulgences that one abandons reason altogether.
Posted Dec 14, 2000
48
63/100
Pollock (2000)
A passionate, shrewd, and well-cast biopic of 20th-century America's favorite tortured painter.
Posted Dec 14, 2000
49
91/100
The humor will appeal equally to the Mouseketeer generation, the Disney's Blast crowd, and everyone in between.
Posted Dec 14, 2000
50
A reasonably engrossing thriller.
Posted Dec 7, 2000