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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
It's a drawn-out look at politics that's largely devoid of the trademark humor that long ago got New Wave veteran Chabrol labeled the Gallic Hitchcock.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
2
1/4
The script is obvious and cliched and the action is more disgusting than frightening.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
3
1.5/4
Dopamine (2003)
The emotional immaturity of the self-obsessed thirtysomething characters, particularly the passive, incongruously smirking Rand, beggars belief.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
4
1/4
Civil Brand (2003)
Barnette, a veteran TV director, means this as an exposé of prison abuse and exploitation, but the film is too simplistic and derivative to succeed.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
5
3/4
Small Voices (2003)
There's not much new in this Filipino film by longtime director Gil M. Portes. But it's so endearing that only a grouch wouldn't be charmed.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
6
2/4
Good Boy! (2003)
Writer-director John Hoffman leaves no canine cliche unturned in his pandering script.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
7
3.5/4
Harks back to the screwball comedies of Howard Hawks and Preston Sturges -- and owes much of its pizzazz to the spark-plug pairing of George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
8
3/4
A maddeningly uneven spaghetti Eastern that's well worth seeing for his technical mastery, even as it challenges you with the geeky auteur's boundless self-indulgence.
Posted Oct 10, 2003
9
3/4
The drivel they call 'reality TV' pales in comparison.
Posted Oct 9, 2003
10
2/4
The Event (2003)
Purports to be a life- affirming celebration of a dying AIDS victim's last days, but soporific direction and awkward line readings paradoxically give it the air of a funeral dirge.
Posted Oct 3, 2003
11
3/4
Mystic River (2003)
A haunting, ambitious but ultimately flawed film that treads some of the same somber moral territory director Clint Eastwood explored in Unforgiven.
Posted Oct 3, 2003
12
1.5/4
Wonderland (2003)
Feverish and unfocused.
Posted Oct 3, 2003
13
3/4
A hip and consistently hilarious family comedy.
Posted Oct 3, 2003
14
3/4
Out of Time (2003)
Incredible but fun noir.
Posted Oct 3, 2003
15
.5/4
Luther (2003)
An unholy mess.
Posted Sep 26, 2003
16
3/4
This contemplative drama manages to dodge mawkish potholes to emerge as a strangely life-affirming work.
Posted Sep 26, 2003
17
3/4
Steve Hanft ... shot Southlander on digital video for what looks like $99.99. But who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
Posted Sep 26, 2003
18
3/4
Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)
It's a credit to the actors, particularly the superb Campbell, that completely preposterous material can be made strangely touching.
Posted Sep 26, 2003
19
1/4
Duplex (2003)
One real-estate deal you should walk away from.
Posted Sep 26, 2003
20
2/4
Wells ... serves up a comfort-food buffet of fantasies.
Posted Sep 26, 2003
21
2/4
The Rundown (2003)
A brisk, good- hearted but predictable and uninspired -- not to mention bone-crunchingly violent -- action comedy.
Posted Sep 26, 2003
22
3.5/4
Thirteen (2003)
Hunter and Reed are excellent, but it's the scarily talented 15-year-old Wood whose scorching, star-making performance drives Thirteen.
Posted Sep 25, 2003
23
3/4
Just 71 minutes long, but Fox sees to it that viewers get their money's worth.
Posted Sep 25, 2003
24
2/4
The idea is fun for a while, but soon grows tiresome.
Posted Sep 25, 2003
25
2/4
Parts of Emile Gaudreault's broadly appealing movie are so, well, broad that they make Greek Wedding look like a model of restraint by comparison.
Posted Sep 20, 2003
26
2.5/4
Makes real the desperate lengths that refugees -- those running from poverty as well as danger -- will go to.
Posted Sep 20, 2003
27
0/4
Thanks to the amateurish, spectacularly talent-free quality of its cinematography, direction, writing and acting, Emerald Cowboy is simply impossible to sit through.
Posted Sep 20, 2003
28
2.5/4
Demonlover (2003)
Under cinematographer Denis Lenoir, Demonlover is visually grand, and the music by Sonic Youth is a grabber.
Posted Sep 20, 2003
29
2/4
A pretty dry and unengaging social treatise compared with Sayles' last movie, the underrated Sunshine State.
Posted Sep 20, 2003
30
1.5/4
This relentlessly mediocre romantic comedy is basically a pretty arthritic third-generation Xerox of Annie Hall.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
31
3/4
Part political thriller, part National Geographic travelogue, Tom Peosay's documentary is a distressing look at China's 50-year repression of the people of Tibet.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
32
3.5/4
One of the year's most engaging films.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
33
2.5/4
A hoot and a holler.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
34
2/4
An air of contrivance and, worse, fraudulence, hangs over this gentle fantasy, despite some charming moments.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
35
2/4
Underworld (2003)
Sometimes talent and good looks just aren't enough -- [Beckinsale] lacks the movie star presence needed to give life to a supernatural hero in a B-genre film.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
36
1.5/4
Two-thirds of the way through, the heroes and the bad guy all start behaving with offensively unbelievable stupidity.
Posted Sep 19, 2003
37
3/4
The animation in Millennium Actress ... and Chiyoko's wistful suffering is made achingly real.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
38
1.5/4
Passionada (2003)
Despite its porn-movie title, this predictable and uninspired romantic drama fizzles like a wet squib.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
39
4/4
Sublimely romantic and subtle.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
40
1/4
A sappy and predictable soaper that lacks the quirky and lavish musical numbers that can make Bollywood movies so entertaining.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
41
2/4
So Close (2003)
Hong Kong's answer to Charlie's Angels has big guns, hot chicks and cool gadgets -- hooked into a junky killers-for-hire narrative so nonsensical it practically neutralizes any guilty-pleasure positives.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
42
3/4
Heartbreaking film.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
43
2/4
Dummy (2003)
What could have been a biting dark comedy is, instead, uninspired and generic.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
44
2/4
Despite the fine acting, you may end up feeling as suckered as Roy's victims.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
45
3/4
A heady mix of Tarantino-esque pulp.
Posted Sep 12, 2003
46
2/4
It would make a worthy entry on public TV, but just doesn't have the heft for a theatrical release.
Posted Sep 11, 2003
47
1/4
The Order (2003)
The movie would be perfect material for a resurrected version of the TV spoof Mystery Science Theater.
Posted Sep 8, 2003
48
2.5/4
Talky but intriguing drama.
Posted Sep 5, 2003
49
2/4
Home Room (2003)
Overall, it plays like the world's longest -- over two hours -- after-school special.
Posted Sep 5, 2003
50
2/4
A schmaltz sand wich, with a fill ing of family-friendly sap smushed between two slices of very funny E! True Hollywood Story- style schtick.
Posted Sep 5, 2003