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Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Suriyothai (2003)
Even with panoramic scenery and well-orchestrated bloodbaths, the movie suffers from gaps, mostly in its emotional core.
Posted Jun 19, 2003
2
1/4
Alex & Emma (2003)
Alex & Emma is an amalgam of cliches about writers and burlesque stereotypes of foreigners.
Posted Jun 19, 2003
3
2.5/4
Hulk (2003)
Ang Lee's interpretation of the Marvel Comics hero is a sci-fi/action thriller art film that tries valiantly to re-create the graphic- novel experience, but lacks a certain insanity.
Posted Jun 19, 2003
4
2/4
Like a play date that gets so totally out of hand, you just throw up your hands and just wait for everyone to go home.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
5
2.5/4
Jet Lag (2003)
Director Daniele Thompson and her son/ co-screenwriter Christopher Thompson have trouble finding a comfortable balance between Hollywood homage and anti-Hollywood (as in French-intimate) comedy.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
6
2.5/4
It takes a clumsy turn into comic-book violence a la Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
7
3/4
Manito (2003)
Eason has made a film about family tragedy that sings along on an electrical pulse of energetic editing, convincing naturalism and a confident sense of turf.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
8
4/4
Tycoon is as seductive and audacious as its protagonist, whose outrageous manipulations encapsulate the chaos and corruption of Russia's neophyte capitalist economy.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
9
1.5/4
The level of humor is, needless to say, idling on level 00 in the parking garage of the mind.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
10
2/4
Harrison Ford as comedian is not a pretty picture.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
11
2/4
The usual hokum, jazzed up with more flash than it deserves.
Posted Jun 5, 2003
12
1/4
The movie is of the sort that relies exclusively on charm and charisma. Love the Hard Way has neither.
Posted Jun 5, 2003
13
2/4
Whale Rider (2003)
A portentous coming-of-age saga that weighs as much as the venerated ocean mammals at its center.
Posted Jun 5, 2003
14
2.5/4
2Fast 2Furious has everything you want -- especially if what you want is 2Fast 2Furious.
Posted Jun 5, 2003
15
3.5/4
Finding Nemo (2003)
The underwater backdrops take your breath away. No, really. They're so lifelike, you almost feel like holding your breath while watching.
Posted May 29, 2003
16
3/4
Those who long for the termite glory of 1950s B westerns might find something to like about this tightly wound, borderline absurd oddity.
Posted May 29, 2003
17
3/4
A crowd-pleaser? Try crowd abductor.
Posted May 29, 2003
18
4/4
Jarecki has taken an impossible subject, and subjects, and made a movie that works as crime thriller, social document and, occasionally, surrealist comedy.
Posted May 29, 2003
19
1.5/4
Screenwriting couple Donna and Wayne Powers have managed to downgrade what was only a half-decent 1969 crime flick to begin with.
Posted May 29, 2003
20
3/4
The Core (2003)

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Posted May 28, 2003
21
1.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
22
3/4
If the message seems more facile than the earlier films, the images have such a terrible beauty you may not care.
Posted May 28, 2003
23
2.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
24
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
25
3/4
Drumline (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
26
3.5/4
Jeong's evocative visuals of the urban landscape and her savvy deployment of appliances only deepens the resemblance such stories have to our own lives.
Posted May 28, 2003
27
3/4
The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.
Posted May 28, 2003
28
3.5/4
Spider (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
29
3/4
Intacto (2002)
Fresnadillo has something serious to say about the ways in which extravagant chance can distort our perspective and throw us off the path of good sense.
Posted May 28, 2003
30
4/4
Stevie (2003)

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Posted May 28, 2003
31
2/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
32
3/4
XX/XY (2003)
Ruffalo continues to be one of the most intriguing actors of his generation.
Posted May 28, 2003
33
3/4
Roger Dodger (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
34
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
35
2.5/4
Paid in Full (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
36
3/4
Love Liza (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
37
3.5/4
Mike Leigh goes spelunking in search of the English soul, finds gold.
Posted May 28, 2003
38
3/4
Real, sweet and often really sweet.
Posted May 28, 2003
39
3/4
Very smart, if way too long.
Posted May 28, 2003
40
2/4
Content to merely serve as a cluttered, heart-shaped scrapbook, missing many more stories than it bothers to include.
Posted May 28, 2003
41
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
42
2.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
43
2/4
Assassination Tango runs aground with an accumulation of small illogicalities.
Posted May 28, 2003
44
3.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
45
3.5/4
Stone Reader (2003)
Enormously affectionate, gloriously self-indulgent and unhesitatingly heroic in its championing of good books.
Posted May 28, 2003
46
3.5/4
Both a documentary and, for all intents and purposes, the last testament of a generation's tragic folly.
Posted May 28, 2003
47
2/4
The movie's post-grunge Portland, Ore., quartet is almost laughably cliched -- which seems in direct opposition to the anti-authoritarian attitude of the movie.
Posted May 28, 2003
48
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
49
2/4
Extreme Ops (2002)
An acceptably mindless sanctuary from the annual December attack of important movies duking it out for Oscar glory.
Posted May 28, 2003
50
2/4
Amen (2003)
Costa-Gavras' political thrillers used to jab and thrust with lethal efficiency. This one just pounds against a heavy bag, huffing and puffing all the way.
Posted May 28, 2003