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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Hostage (2005)
Speaking of torture, if you dig it, by all means lock yourself up for two hours with Hostage, which begins by administering electric shocks to your viscera and keeps upping the voltage.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
2
See In My Country anyway, because it's doubtful we'll get another movie too soon that raises the issue of vengeance versus forgiveness -- and endorses the latter in the name of a nation's spiritual well-being.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
3
Millions (2005)
Overdirected from its first frame.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
4
Robots (2005)
The visuals have so much intrinsic motion that it's too bad Robots is oppressively rollercoasterish.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
5
6
Be Cool (2005)
The bits with Cedric the Entertainer and his gun-toting posse struck me as a flaming racist outrage, and casting The Rock as a flamboyantly gay actor/singer must have looked funnier on paper.
Posted Mar 3, 2005
7
What gives Assisted Living its power is that the film was shot in a real home for the aged, and the patients -- with the exception of Riley's Mrs. Pearlman -- are genuine.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
8
Constantine (2005)
Borderline incoherent, theologically unsatisfying, and short to the point of dwarfism on suspense.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
9
10
It's extremely entertaining.
Posted Feb 10, 2005
11
Head-On (2005)
12
The plodding director, John Polson, reliably telegraphs the big boos, and the next time I see an actor gingerly open a cupboard and get knocked back by an overamplified screeching cat, I'm walking.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
13
Radford doesn't solve the problems of The Merchant of Venice, which nowadays is too disturbing to be played for comedy and too unresolved to qualify as tragedy or even that ever-shifting hybrid, tragicomedy.
Posted Jan 13, 2005
14
15
I'm more inclined to suggest that it be used to entertain the prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo -- at least until Amnesty International gets wind of it.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
16
From the start the jokes are on a different level than the last one: coarse, aggressive, and poorly timed by director Jay Roach.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
17
Spanglish (2004)
The movie is what in Hollywood they call 'character-driven,' and it does take its sweet time. But much of that time is sweet indeed.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
18
Heinrichs helps take your mind off the slack direction and the letdown of a climax, which ought to make the kiddies hurl Gummi Bears at the screen.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
19
The Aviator (2004)
Few biopics with this kind of crazy scope have ever been so seamless.
Posted Dec 20, 2004
20
This is the most intoxicatingly beautiful martial arts picture I've ever seen.
Posted Dec 15, 2004
21
22
A Whitman's Sampler of biopic clichés.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
23
If a caper comedy can't sustain a narrative line, all the goofy set-pieces in the world will come to naught.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
24
25
Closer (2004)
26
Alexander (2004)
27
It's best not to spill too many more beans -- only to say that Gael García Bernal is the real thing.
Posted Nov 19, 2004
28
29
Birth (2004)
Unusually austere and ambiguous.
Posted Nov 11, 2004
30
Kinsey (2004)
31
Alfie (2004)
This is an ugly, blue-tinged movie that telegraphs every plot turn.
Posted Nov 5, 2004
32
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34
Saw (2004)
35
This slender, increasingly monotonous stalker plot feels ludicrously overintellectualized -- full of hot air. To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a balloon is just a balloon.
Posted Oct 29, 2004
36
Sideways (2004)
37
38
Vera Drake (2004)
39
Dig! (2004)
40
Tarnation (2004)
41
42
The Yes Men (2004)
43
44
Silver City (2004)
45
Wimbledon (2004)
This is the part that will finally make the tall, freckled Bettany a star. He's exquisitely high-strung in a way that women will find madly attractive and men madly agreeable.
Posted Sep 17, 2004
46
Mr. 3000 (2004)
47
48
Cellular (2004)
49
Vanity Fair (2004)
50
This is just how I'd always imagined one of my favorite comic novels should look and sound.
Posted Aug 19, 2004