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Mr. Showbiz

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
A fat, irresistible Twinkie of a summer thriller!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
Apt Pupil (1998)
Flat, undistinguished workmanship!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window is the epitome of Hollywood class.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
Stigmata (1999)

Incomprehensible!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
Disappointingly, the furor over Requiem for a Dream's rating is considerably more compelling than the film itself.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
Black and White plays more like a half-finished film essay than a provocative entertainment.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
A disappointingly small effort.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
Boiler Room (2000)
What cooks about Boiler Room are the details, the ways these guys talk to each other and customers.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
Jawbreaker (1999)
Director Darren Stein is so busy throwing in pop icons and arch, self-conscious references to the high-school-is-hell subgenre that he forgets to craft an original black comedy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
Despite being full of Oscar-winning talent, this is still just a better-dressed, drawn-out episode of Touched by an Angel.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Tumbleweeds is a breath of fresh air that busts the cliches of dysfunctional mother-daughter sagas.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
Up at the Villa is just lots of silly intrigue.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
Lynch and legendary cinematographer Freddie Francis have crafted a hauntingly lovely mise-en-scène.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
Spade's wise-ass persona grows tiresome fast.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
The Yards (2000)
The Yards may not have enough story to sustain its narrative momentum, but Gray just might be our best shot at a new Coppola.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
Love & Sex (2000)
Love & Sex is nothing but pain and suffering.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
Jakob the Liar is a trial of cliche, strained optimism, and dire quasi-comedy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
Down to You (2000)
Woefully unamusing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
This pumped-up contrived, misogynistic military murder mystery is just about the tackiest excuse for summer entertainment I've ever seen!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for scripting The Usual Suspects, has a few visual ideas but no idea how to keep even a gunfight from being dull.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
Bring It On (2000)
Some of the wittiest dialogue to trip an adolescent tongue since Clueless.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
Despite a good cast and the requisite selection of classic rock, this is a dead-end teen stoner flick.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
Paul Newman's co-star never really interacts with him -- and their marriage is seriously underwritten, a fatal weakness toward the end.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
Shaft (2000)
The potency of [Jackson's] performance is almost enough to save this Y2K update of the black private dick from erectile dysfunction, but not quite.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
Actually more fitfully silly fun than the original!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26

A high-quality bad movie!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
[Big Momma] is about as old as her pantyhose.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
This is a second-rate Woody Allen midlife crisis comedy without the laughs.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
Chicken Run (2000)
It could do for the plight of poultry what Babe did for bacon.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is too much of an outer-limits head-trip to resist!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
74/100
Unbreakable (2000)
During a conversation between an astonished doctor and a miraculously unscathed Dunne ... it's a measure of Shyamalan's restraint and his uncanny knack for storytelling.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
Titan A.E. (2000)
The film is an industrial design marvel full of impressionistic, painterly backdrops and cool CGI effects.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
35/100
A film without mirth or magic.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
Marvelous, provocative entertainment.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
A flawed but powerful Shine-esque tale of love, music, and madness!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
86/100
Bounce (2000)
Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances and comfortably lived-in sets to produce a cornucopia of poignantly human interludes.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
Return to Me (2000)
An exceedingly pleasant, wistful romantic romp.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
Blue Streak (1999)
A lifeless farce!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
Magnolia (1999)
Standout performances include those given by Waters, Reilly, and especially Tom Cruise, ferociously alive after sleepwalking through that Kubrick movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
Fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
Whereas Mary was thoroughly inhabited by all manner of absurd types, Irene has only a tagalong albino waiter.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
Tepid and unconvincing!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
Beautiful (2000)
A conceptual tug-of-war between pathos, cynicism, and satire that is perfunctorily resolved by a thoroughly undeserved (if unsurprising) change of heart.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
The Mummy (1999)
A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
A half-baked affair that's a pastiche of better, more inventive comedies.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
Frequency (2000)
There are story concepts so far-fetched that no movie can recover, no matter how finely acted or sincerely made, and Frequency is a prime example.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
Like broccoli, The Hurricane is good for you.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
Plenty of talent is wasted here.
Posted Jan 1, 2000