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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
2
2.5/4
3
2/4
Lord of War (2005)
4
1/4
Venom (2005)
5
2.5/4
6
4/4
7
3/4
8
2/4
9
3/4
The 40 Year-Old Virgin is the thinking person's raunchy comedy.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
10
3/4
Red Eye (2005)
The kind of quick-paced, jolt-packed and ultimately throwaway film that's always welcome in the summer.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
11
2.5/4
Valiant (2005)
The picture often lacks the essential wackiness needed to please young audiences.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
12
3.5/4
Immensely moving and funny.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
13
2/4
Centers on an undeniably brave and extraordinary World War II rescue, yet it fails to excite until its final scenes.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
14
1/4
It casts such a wide net that the best way to avoid getting offended is not to go.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
15
2/4
The film seems to be intentionally C-grade, reveling in its TV-cop-show expository dialogue, cartoonish violence and 1970s soul songs that fit scenes a bit too snugly.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
16
Instead of stifling or sickly sweet, the sunshine looks inviting and the suburban houses, those would-be symbols of conformity, seem like nice places to live.
Posted Aug 5, 2005
17
2.5/4
Great it ain't, but it entertains for stretches.
Posted Aug 5, 2005
18
3/4
Roos does better at imparting a sense of the striving that's inherent to L.A., letting us know, through the characters' living situations, that not everyone shares in the town's magic.
Posted Aug 5, 2005
19
1.5/4
Stealth (2005)
Visually and sonically boisterous, Stealth updates Top Gun, but with special effects replacing plot and character development.
Posted Jul 29, 2005
20
4/4
Murderball (2005)
It's hard not to be awestruck by these folks, especially when the film delves into the extreme effort it takes to merely function, much less thrive, after sustaining a spinal-cord injury.
Posted Jul 29, 2005
21
2/4
The Island (2005)
[Bay] turns what had been a thoughtful science-fiction film into a series of car crashes and jarring cuts.
Posted Jul 22, 2005
22
2/4
The remake, despite its naughty language and scenes at Hooters, actually plays it safer than its predecessor.
Posted Jul 22, 2005
23
3/4
A profane, uproariously funny film that celebrates and chastises the aging womanizers at its center, played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Posted Jul 15, 2005
24
2.5/4
25
3/4
Dark Water (2005)
[A] skillfully crafted psychological thriller.
Posted Jul 8, 2005
26
2/4
Fantastic Four falters most in its cynical approach. Obviously gearing for a sequel, the movie goes heavy on development and light on action.
Posted Jul 8, 2005
27
2.5/4
28
2.5/4
Bewitched (2005)
Kidman doesn't compete with Montgomery's memory because she doesn't need to. She has crafted her own memorably witchy woman.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
29
2.5/4
Herbie: Fully Loaded contains almost exactly the same plot as this year's Racing Stripes, a film about a girl and her zebra. This is almost certainly coincidence, but it just adds to the feeling that we're watching something reheated.
Posted Jun 22, 2005
30
1/4
The film's execution is as bad as its conception. Scenes just lie there until the family does something hackneyed like erupt into song and dance in their living room.
Posted Jun 17, 2005
31
3.5/4
Batman Begins, in its restraint and seriousness of purpose, so envelops the audience in its world that even the most outrageous developments seem perfectly reasonable.
Posted Jun 14, 2005
32
2.5/4
Mondovino (2005)
33
2/4
Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden was a powder keg. Cedric the Entertainer's Ralph Kramden is a cream puff.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
34
1.5/4
Visually and even physically irritating, the movie follows dream logic, which is to say, no logic at all.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
35
2/4
Entertains in spurts but overdoses on pyrotechnics, shenanigans and gadgetry.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
36
3/4
Layer Cake (2005)
Marks an impressive directing debut by Matthew Vaughn, Guy Ritchie's producer on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.
Posted Jun 3, 2005
37
2/4
What Lords needed, and what it mostly lacks, is dramatic impact off the concrete.
Posted Jun 3, 2005
38
3.5/4
Oscar host Chris Rock was on to something when he suggested that only Russell Crowe should be allowed to star in Hollywood period films.
Posted Jun 3, 2005
39
3/4
A winning, heartfelt look at the bonds of female friendship and the life lessons that attend adolescence.
Posted Jun 1, 2005
40
2.5/4
Enjoyable.
Posted May 27, 2005
41
2.5/4
Madagascar (2005)
The movie's celebrity voice talent is reined in, and potentially scary parts are toned down, ensuring that even very young kids will appreciate most scenes. Unfortunately, this modulated approach extends to the story, which lacks a climax.
Posted May 27, 2005
42
2.5/4
Up for Grabs (2005)
Rather enjoyable.
Posted May 20, 2005
43
2.5/4
Sharks 3D (2005)
44
4/4
Look at Me (2005)
Flawlessly acted and meticulously observed.
Posted May 20, 2005
45
3/4
Though flawed, Episode III never betrays the Star Wars legacy.
Posted May 18, 2005
46
2/4
If Fonda is partly suited to her role, Jennifer Lopez is not at all suited to hers.
Posted May 13, 2005
47
3/4
As Phil starts to lose it, Ferrell commandeers the movie.
Posted May 13, 2005
48
2.5/4
What we are left with are beautifully choreographed fight scenes of massive scale and moderate interest.
Posted May 6, 2005
49
1.5/4
House of D (2004)
Clanks on nearly every level.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
50
3/4
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy never reaches the whimsical brilliance of the late Douglas Adams' beloved sci-fi novel, but this long-awaited film adaptation splits the difference by bringing Adams' story to vivid visual life.
Posted Apr 29, 2005