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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
2/4
No more than a TV sitcom stretched to feature length. All that's missing is the laugh track.
Posted Jun 17, 2004
3
1/4
This $110-million fiasco is the sort of movie that gives family entertainment a bad name.
Posted Jun 16, 2004
4
3/4
A little movie with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
5
0/4
A downright cat-astrophe.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
6
1.5/4
There's little that's particularly dramatic or funny for the outsider in this autobiographical vanity project.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
7
3/4
Word Wars (2004)
Who knew Scrabble could be so exciting?
Posted Jun 11, 2004
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
3/4
Devastating.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
12
0.5/4
The Chateau (2002)
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
13
2.5/4
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
3/4
An unusual, captivating and crowd-pleasing semi-documentary.
Posted Jun 4, 2004
19
3.5/4
20
2/4
The Mother (2004)
A promising film that is dragged down by the weight of its gray morbidity.
Posted May 28, 2004
21
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
22
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
23
1/4
Wake (2004)
Strictly straight-to-video fodder.
Posted May 28, 2004
24
1.5/4
Soul Plane (2004)
This one-joke comedy vehicle is flying through a laugh-free zone.
Posted May 28, 2004
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
2/4
Corny and forgettable.
Posted May 21, 2004
31
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
32
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
33
1.5/4
Slick but painfully precious, it strains to be darkly romantic but is bereft of genuine feeling.
Posted May 21, 2004
34
3.5/4
Shrek 2 (2004)
35
2.5/4
A lot of hot air.
Posted May 18, 2004
36
1.5/4
It's a great concept -- but it's done in by an unfocused and uninspired presentation.
Posted May 14, 2004
37
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
38
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
39
1.5/4
40
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
41
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
42
1/4
The 24th Day (2004)
Boasts one of the most ludicrous plots ever committed to digital video.
Posted May 14, 2004
43
1.5/4
Troy (2004)
The lackluster ensemble hired by the director is overwhelmed by the generally impressive sets and crowd scenes (aided by computer-generated images), by the task of playing epic heroes and by David Benioff's rambling, tone-deaf screenplay.
Posted May 14, 2004
44
2/4
For the most part, Breakin' All the Rules feels like a Richard (Love Actually) Curtis film but without the inventiveness and wit.
Posted May 14, 2004
45
3/4
The Junction (2004)
Most telling, perhaps, is the junction itself. Once filled with houses and orange groves, it is now no more than dusty rubble.
Posted May 13, 2004
46
There are several admiring -- and often hilarious -- interviews with an astounding array of Curtis' surviving pals.
Posted May 11, 2004
47
3/4
A short (48 minutes) and sweet tribute to the British folk singer.
Posted May 7, 2004
48
3/4
An entertaining look at America's obesity epidemic and a lively exploration of personal versus corporate responsibility.
Posted May 7, 2004
49
1.5/4
A premise that is equal parts silly and cynical is stretched over 90 uncomfortable minutes, hitting just about every relationship cliché imaginable with incongruous spurts of graphic sex talk spiking the mostly ho-hum dialogue.
Posted May 7, 2004
50
3/4
Oasis (2003)
You'll have to look long and hard to find a performance as emotionally raw as that of Moon So-ri.
Posted May 7, 2004