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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Stone never simply make a point when he can make it 50 times with a hammer to the forehead.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
Elements nowhere to be found are a few cutesy sidekicks and some showstopping song - and - dance numbers -- the most refreshing thing about The Iron Giant is that you won't miss them one whit!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
More hockey and less quirky drama might have saved this yawner.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
Idle Hands (1999)
A lame-ass horror comedy!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
Girlfight (2000)
Another mediocre Sundance winner that, thanks to an inordinate amount of hype and publicity, now seems far too big for its britches.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
Fight Club (1999)
A fabulously berserk runaway train of a movie, David Fincher's Fight Club is post-MTV filmmaking at its most assured and courageous.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
Vatel (2000)
8
M:I-2 more than meets the challenge of summer sequeldom.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
3 Strikes (2000)
Pooh's 3 Strikes aims a good deal higher in concept than, say, your average booty movie - but the crude, witless jokes are on exactly that level.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
Story threads weave tightly together without effort or artifice, and line after line of dialogue is naturalistic, clever, or perfectly timed.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
We may never grasp what it is about Princess Mononoke that made it a smash in Japan, but there's no denying that an enormous amount of something or other got lost in the translation.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
28 Days (2000)
With Sandra Bullock in the lead, writer Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) spinning the tale, and director Betty Thomas calling the shots, it's a reliably solid treat.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
There's a lot of satisfaction in seeing two stars given this much time and space to examine a complex relationship.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
15
Bait (2000)
Fuqua draws from so many disparate genres to energize the film that fusion gives way to confusion.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
Urban Legend (1998)
Can we please declare a moratorium on Scream rip-offs?
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
It's like watching a basketball team take 100 shots -- dunks, hooks, lay-ups, jumpers, three-pointers -- and score 10 points.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
The larger motions [Boys and Girls] goes through are oh-so-tiresomely familiar.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
Analyze This (1999)
A killer comedy!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
Horror fans everywhere should stay far away from this risibly bad entry.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
22
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
A consistently delightful, superbly timed, and impeccably staged wedge of British pop history.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
Far from the head-banging alternative to teen movies the filmmakers intended -- it's more like a self-important Poison Ivy sequel.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24

25
Lee and his team bring the period and place to life brilliantly, in its every frontier main street, homely speech pattern, and burnt gunpowder fog.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
Supernova (2000)
A Frankenstein monster, with more obvious story patches, post-dubbed exposition, and missing money shots than most straight-to-video fare.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
The Bachelor (1999)
Desperately unfunny.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
The Patriot (2000)
It seems certain that whatever extraordinary ingredients are necessary to fashion a 1776 home run, this movie doesn't have them.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
Toy Story 2 (1999)
More emotionally engaging than most live-action films.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
Wonderland (2000)
The film gets a lot of emotional power and tension out of everyday occurrences.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
Kids are certain to love The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, but Mom and Dad won't mind going along -- it's a yabba-dabba-delight.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
What it really lacks is dramatic juice.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
Duets (2000)
A talented acting ensemble and some show-stopping musical numbers make the film an intermittently irresistible entertainment.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
Lost Souls (2000)
Sets a new standard for woebegone vacuousness in the millennial thriller subgenre.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
In Dreams (1999)
It's got little in the way of plausible plotting.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
One of the edgiest movies of the year.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
Scream 3 (2000)
What began as mildly entertaining reflexivity has degenerated into a mindless barrage of illogical hooey, herrings as red as stop signs, cardboard characters, tepid jokes about movies as life, etc.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
The Best Man (1999)
Sleek and sexy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
48/100
For all the wood-paneled Southern opulence, manicured fairways, and glowingly golden sunsets on display, there's nary a whiff of anything that will stick to your ribs.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
It's rote baloney, trotting out every dead-stupid cop-movie cliche in the book and doing it colorlessly.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
There has been no American film in 1998 with larger ambitions!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
Scary Movie (2000)
Don't be surprised if Scary Movie spawns itself.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
So coldly calculated it could give you frostbite.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
If the film ultimately feels overindulgent and hardly among [Altman's] best work ... it's still a jauntily entertaining ride.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
Simpatico (1999)
Although the central offense of the past is certainly sordid enough, it's not terribly interesting, and no laborious montage can alter that.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
Inept, unfunny, and so brimming with bad ideas it's a wonder it wasn't manufactured by mandrills rather than adult humans.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
The producer- director- star- screenwriter is an unexpectedly charming musical lead, pleasantly reminiscent of Jimmy Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
A strange trip but a far from satisfying one.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
The Kid (2000)
As it marches lockstep toward its foreordained happy ending, this one has merely a sense of inevitability.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
Discounting certain holiday-themed movies, there has rarely been a film so in touch with the season of its release as Gone in 60 Seconds.
Posted Jan 1, 2000