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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
The Cuckoo (2003)
Tender, often a bit confusing in its history, but a powerful statement about war as a massive misunderstanding.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
2
2.5/4
It may be best to think of I Capture the Castle as a kind of comfy chair with a few frayed edges and telltale leaks in its upholstery. Perfect furniture, in other words, for a lazy summer afternoon.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
3
3/4
The actors and the flavorful Holy Land settings lend oomph and a level of exoticism to an oft-told tale of youthful disillusionment.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
4
3.5/4
A gentle, bittersweet romantic comedy.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
5
2/4
KM.0 (2001)
If Km.0 is long on logistics, it's short on logic.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
6
2/4
Northfork (2003)
The movie is as much a triumph of production design as any popcorn blockbuster -- and just as shallow on the inside.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
7
2.5/4
Madame Satã (2002)
Madame Satã is an admirably uncompromising journey, but one you wouldn't want to have to make more than once.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
8
2.5/4
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen may end up being the film that defined the season: underwritten and overwritten, effects-driven, inspired by a comic book and unlikely to drive those on- the-fence audiences back into theaters anytime soon.
Posted Jul 10, 2003
9
3/4
Pirates of the Caribbean has a smart script, an attractive cast, some very creative violence and romance to boot.
Posted Jul 8, 2003
10
3.5/4
Swimming Pool smolders with held-back eroticism and brain-teasing enigmas.
Posted Jul 1, 2003
11
1.5/4
Clever banter and eye-popping set pieces raise it above most other DreamWorks' non-Shrek fare. Still, it's pretty standard-issue.
Posted Jul 1, 2003
12
2/4
Some very funny moments, but sequel to the 2001 comedy is mostly an uninspired exercise in recycling.
Posted Jul 1, 2003
13
2/4
T3 is so petrified by its predecessors' conventions that it moves a little like the Terminator himself, with monstrous rigidity and stiff-legged deliberation.
Posted Jul 1, 2003
14
2.5/4
On_Line (2003)
Take away the computers and DSL lines and it's the 1950s of Jules Feiffer and Mike Nichols and Elaine May all over again, without the shrewdness and bite.
Posted Jun 27, 2003
15
3/4
Patrice Leconte's fanciful odd-couple drama oozes flavorful, provincial atmosphere.
Posted Jun 27, 2003
16
3/4
Bonhoeffer (2003)
Strong, inspiring profile of the valiant and enigmatic World War II-era Protestant theologian.
Posted Jun 26, 2003
17
3/4
It's no Night of the Living Dead, but it's almost as scary and just as smart.
Posted Jun 26, 2003
18
3/4
Full Throttle is a movie cut like a trailer -- and doesn't everyone say the trailers are better than the movies?
Posted Jun 26, 2003
19
1.5/4
An 80-minute cavalcade of music-video-style numbers, strung together with little fits of dialogue for pretty, gym-toned performers who are given the names of characters.
Posted Jun 23, 2003
20
3/4
Friday Night (2003)
A poetic and resonant long night's journey into day.
Posted Jun 19, 2003
21
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
22
1/4
Alex & Emma (2003)
Alex & Emma is an amalgam of cliches about writers and burlesque stereotypes of foreigners.
Posted Jun 19, 2003
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
2.5/4
It takes a clumsy turn into comic-book violence a la Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
2/4
Harrison Ford as comedian is not a pretty picture.
Posted Jun 12, 2003
31
2/4
The usual hokum, jazzed up with more flash than it deserves.
Posted Jun 5, 2003
32
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
33
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
34
2.5/4
2Fast 2Furious has everything you want -- especially if what you want is 2Fast 2Furious.
Posted Jun 5, 2003
35
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
36
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
37
3/4
A crowd-pleaser? Try crowd abductor.
Posted May 29, 2003
38
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
39
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
40
3/4
The Core (2003)

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Posted May 28, 2003
41
1.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
42
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
43
2.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
44
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
45
3/4
Drumline (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
46
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
47
3/4
The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.
Posted May 28, 2003
48
3.5/4
Spider (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
49
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
50
4/4
Stevie (2003)

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Posted May 28, 2003