"Melodramatic and sincere, Lockdown shows the penal system's corruptions sensationally, in ways that distinguish it from sensational prison flicks like Seagal's trippy Half Past Dead (2002) or Stallone's histrionic Lock Up (1989)."
The Guru (2002)
L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin (2003)
Talk to Her (2002)
Super Sucker (2003)
"Writer-Director Jeff Daniels comes up with about forty-five minutes of inspired silliness, but, eventually, Super Sucker winds up being a one-joke film, though, admittedly, that joke is often funnier than it should be."
Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Darkness Falls (2003)
Kangaroo Jack (2003)
"Filmmakers Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann area headed east, Far East, in retelling a historically significant, and personal, episode detailing how one international city welcomed tens of thousands of German Jewish refugees while the world's democracie"
The Pianist (2002)
"The Pianist [is] a supremely hopeful cautionary tale of war's madness remembered that we, today, can prevent its tragic waste of life. Here is a divine monument to a single man's struggle to regain his life, his dignity and his music."
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
"The delicious trimmings...arrive early and stay late, filling nearly every minute...with a lighthearted glow, some impudent snickers, and a glorious dose of humankind's liberating ability to triumph over a Scrooge or two."
25th Hour (2003)
"Solaris fades to a less than satisfying conclusion, where its blending of space, time, reality, remorse, redemption, and George Clooney's naked butt might even have Albert Einstein pinching himself to see if he's still with us."
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)
Extreme Ops (2002)
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Half Past Dead (2002)
"Laugh and roll your eyes all you want, but what lingers most in recollection is the sight of Seagal, trying to hang onto being an action hero while clearly being past it, and trying to make himself hip and up-to-date in spite of it."
The Emperor's Club (2002)
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
8 Mile (2002)