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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
White Chicks (2004)
A series of skits clumsily assembled into a sometimes unintelligible narrative.
Posted Jun 23, 2004
2
3/4
A quietly persuasive and very timely documentary.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
3
2/4
Contains little that is particularly new or compelling, save an emotional interview with Whitewater principal Susan McDougal.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
4
2/4
A ho-hum, meandering road movie, albeit with an extremely cool soundtrack.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
5
2/4
An atmospheric but sluggish and needlessly confusing British contemporary film noir that may indeed leave some audience members struggling to stay awake.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
6
3/4
A feast for the eyes.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
7
2/4
Gets off to a worthy start, but falls apart about halfway through.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
8
1/4
Does anybody care?
Posted Jun 18, 2004
9
3/4
The Terminal (2004)
A gentle alternative to noisy kid-oriented action flicks, raucous comedies and the agitprop of Fahrenheit 9/11.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
10
1.5/4
Reeks of desperation from the start, resorting way too often to the Funniest Home Videos-style spectacle of people getting hit in the crotch with red rubber balls.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
11
2/4
No more than a TV sitcom stretched to feature length. All that's missing is the laugh track.
Posted Jun 17, 2004
12
1/4
This $110-million fiasco is the sort of movie that gives family entertainment a bad name.
Posted Jun 16, 2004
13
3/4
A little movie with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
14
0/4
A downright cat-astrophe.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
15
1.5/4
There's little that's particularly dramatic or funny for the outsider in this autobiographical vanity project.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
16
3/4
Word Wars (2004)
Who knew Scrabble could be so exciting?
Posted Jun 11, 2004
17
3/4
A delightful 'That's Entertainment' for the theater, offering priceless interviews with a who's who of entertainers and behind-the-scenes talent, as well as tantalizing snippets of long-ago performances.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
18
1/4
Writer-director David Twohy has a much bigger budget than he did for Pitch Black, but he makes the all-too-common mistake of believing money can substitute for imagination.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
19
2/4
Its tonal schizophrenia gets the best of it -- the material careens wildly between sly comedy and creeping suspense, with some ill-advised detours into Borscht-belt humor.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
20
3/4
Devastating.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
21
0.5/4
The Chateau (2002)
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
22
2.5/4
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
23
2/4
Morlang (2003)
Penning, who also co-wrote the script based on a real-life scandal from the Netherlands, tangles up his timeline so thoroughly that any suspense is strangled out of the story.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
24
2.5/4
Enjoyable if only to hear KarKar perform his mournful and personal songs, including a tender tribute to his late wife.
Posted Jun 4, 2004
25
2/4
FireDancer (2003)
While there are enough subtle directorial touches to make you wish Wassel could make a second feature, the low-budget flick Fire Dancer is essentially a more awkward Afghan version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Posted Jun 4, 2004
26
3/4
As a thorough examination of what made this boozing, brawling womanizer tick, Born Into This can't be beat.
Posted Jun 4, 2004
27
3/4
An unusual, captivating and crowd-pleasing semi-documentary.
Posted Jun 4, 2004
28
3.5/4
29
2/4
The Mother (2004)
A promising film that is dragged down by the weight of its gray morbidity.
Posted May 28, 2004
30
2/4
Saved! (2004)
The movie's satire is so mild that MGM is actually trying to market it to Christian audiences -- who will still find enough to be offended by -- but it provides a nice showcase for its young performers.
Posted May 28, 2004
31
3/4
Union Square (2004)
To most New Yorkers, the street addicts they encounter daily are nameless and faceless, and Union Square helps to humanize them.
Posted May 28, 2004
32
1/4
Wake (2004)
Strictly straight-to-video fodder.
Posted May 28, 2004
33
1.5/4
Soul Plane (2004)
This one-joke comedy vehicle is flying through a laugh-free zone.
Posted May 28, 2004
34
3/4
Baadasssss! (2003)
A tour-de-force by Mario Van Peebles, who not only does an uncanny impression of his cocky and often unsympathetic father, but briskly directed and wrote the insightful screenplay (based on his father's memoirs) with Dennis Haggerty.
Posted May 28, 2004
35
1/4
Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.
Posted May 28, 2004
36
2/4
Can't decide whether it's a romance, a fish-out- of-water flick, a teen-parent conflict story, or a tale of sibling rivalry and reconciliation, and therefore fails at each.
Posted May 28, 2004
37
2.5/4
The jaw-dropping special effects in the weather-gone- wild doomsday film The Day After Tomorrow sweep all else away -- including quibbles about bland characterization and dead-in-the-water dialogue.
Posted May 28, 2004
38
1/4
Twist (2004)
More tedious than affecting, the film feels like an excuse for reproducing more of the kind of kinky imagery notoriously employed by fashion photographer Steven Meisel in his creepy pedophile advertisements for Calvin Klein.
Posted May 21, 2004
39
2/4
Corny and forgettable.
Posted May 21, 2004
40
3/4
Control Room (2004)
The zippily edited doc is relentlessly entertaining, with plenty of drama and even a few moments of dark humor.
Posted May 21, 2004
41
1/4
Stateside (2004)
Writer-director Reverge Anselmo handles sensitive issues not with kid gloves, but with a metaphorical baseball mitt, fumbling with tone and obviously laboring to force quirks upon characters and situations.
Posted May 21, 2004
42
1.5/4
Slick but painfully precious, it strains to be darkly romantic but is bereft of genuine feeling.
Posted May 21, 2004
43
3.5/4
Shrek 2 (2004)
44
2.5/4
A lot of hot air.
Posted May 18, 2004
45
1.5/4
It's a great concept -- but it's done in by an unfocused and uninspired presentation.
Posted May 14, 2004
46
3.5/4
A gorgeous love story set in a battle-scarred house in China in the spring following the end of World War II.
Posted May 14, 2004
47
2.5/4
You never really give a damn about these four lost souls. Despite its technical skills, Strayed proves emotionally hollow.
Posted May 14, 2004
48
1.5/4
49
3/4
A couple of the sketches in the middle drag lifelessly, but the best ones -- usually revolving around a sharp satire of celebrity -- buoy the whole.
Posted May 14, 2004
50
3.5/4
Carandiru (2004)
Marks a terrific comeback for Babenco -- it's the roughest picture of life behind bars since Midnight Express.
Posted May 14, 2004