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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
This rendering is chillier than yesterday's coffee.
Posted Dec 24, 2000
2
2.5/4
Vatel (2000)
Surprisingly tepid.
Posted Dec 22, 2000
3
3/4
Bruce Greenwood is exceptional as JFK -- quite a surprise after his smarmy villainous turns in Double Jeopardy and Rules of Engagement.
Posted Dec 22, 2000
4
3/4

5
3/4
The story is schematic and the hero/villain matchup a little too obvious, but never underestimate the charisma of Connery.
Posted Dec 22, 2000
6
2/4
Cast Away (2000)

As a FedEx troubleshooter who survives a plane crash, Hanks performs a bravura solo spin.
Posted Dec 22, 2000
7
2.5/4

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Posted Dec 22, 2000
8
3/4
Who knew Disney could shake its Groove thing this well?
Posted Dec 15, 2000
9
4/4
Calling Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a religious experience may be overstating the case a bit, but Ang Lee's rhapsodically romantic martial arts enthraller certainly redeems a slew of sins in this lackluster movie year.
Posted Dec 8, 2000
10
2.5/4
The visuals are stunning, but that's not enough. They can't make up for this predictable story populated by cardboard-cutout characters. The film needs more rescuing than that.
Posted Dec 8, 2000
11
Hollow Man (2000)
Ultimately the title is most revealing. It's hollow, man.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
3.5/4
Depp is as good here as he was in Ed Wood and Donnie Brasco, which means the movie has a lot more going for it than special effects, as sizzling as they are.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
3.5/4
Admiration will likely extend for years to come.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
2/4
The script trips all over itself to be hip and flip before it takes a desperate dip into utter conventionality: dull car chases, explosions, inept slapstick.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
2.5/4
Reiner benefits from divine intervention from no less than Miss M herself. Bette Midler flings the usual zingers with fang-baring zeal in a part that plays to her brassy strengths.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
3/4
Eve's Bayou (1996)
Smollett, however, is a find with a smile that illuminates the screen -- the dominant performer in a uniformly well-acted film.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
3.5/4
Bigger, battier and better.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
2.5/4
The Force isn't with, nor is there much dramatic force behind The Love Letter!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
3/4
Soul Food (1997)
An attractive cast and lingering shots of artery-busting delights that amount to pigout pornography.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
2/4
There's a lack of dramatic focus, and the leads fail to evince any particular chemistry.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
3/4
The Boxer (1997)
Capable but not exceptional
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
3.5/4
The movie is good fun, boasting a dozen vivid characters and two that moviegoers will take to heart.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
3/4
Gattaca (1997)
If smart sci-fi is your vial of tea, Gattaca won't disappoint.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
The Watcher (2000)
The same sick story. Even the small touches seem stale.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
1.5/4
Mowing the lawn might be more involving than watching this subpar sci-fi sequel, which manages to be complicated and witless at the same time.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
3.5/4
No masterpiece, but a portrait worthy of the extraordinary woman it salutes.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
2/4
While Basinger admirably invests her role with deep passion and looks splendid in her Kenya khakis, the true story she stars in is disappointingly tame and dramatically inert.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
The Kid (2000)
Never really sparks much insight beyond the implied simplistic homily: 'You're never too old to change.'
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
2.5/4
If you savor movies about sleazy plea bargains and other lawyer hardballing, Death has its moments. Otherwise the latest from director Barbet Schroeder is only a movie of moments.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
2.5/4
Barker's visual side dominates its literary equivalent this time out, resulting in a time-killer that may amuse fans until illusion is shattered by the rolling of the end credits.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
3/4
Hard Eight (1996)
We get to see Jackson play one of his scarier characters.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
1/4
Mad City (1997)
A wanna-be event movie that merely reinvents the wheel.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
3/4
Suburbia (1997)
Linklater's finessing of acting ensembles is very proficient -- again.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
3/4
Prefontaine (1997)
The Super-16mm film stock gives the film a grainy look that blends in artfully with the vintage videotape of ABC's '72 Olympics coverage.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
3/4
Writer-director Noel Baumbach establishes an ear for commentary during his wry-guy movie's opening graduation party.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
Bring It On (2000)
Imperfect it may be, but as Courtney and Whitney might say, it puts the cheer in cheerleader.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
2.5/4
Rush Hour (1998)

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
2.5/4
Love Jones (1997)

The two leads click throughout in a movie that's just good enough to engender curiosity over filmmaker Witcher's follow-up effort.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
2.5/4
Phenomenon (1996)
Works best if you can switch off your brain. Those who can will reach weepy nirvana. Those who can't will find this sticky-sweet wallow a bit, well, dumb.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
3/4
Koepp keeps Stir of Echoes stirring for a good hour or so but is unable to sustain the mood throughout.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
2/4
Flits, falters and falls flat.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
1.5/4
Spy Hard (1996)
You won't laugh hard at Spy Hard. And that's not because the jokes aren't funny. Most of them aren't even jokes.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
3/4
Liar Liar (1997)
Truth be told, the rapid-fire Liar, directed with unfussy flair by Tom Shadyac, is a one-joke movie. But it's a doozy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
1.5/4
The result is depressingly halfhearted.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
But Beneath never reaches much beyond the surface, and what lies there is all too predictable.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
1.5/4
Armageddon (1998)
Save the planet, but spare us this movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
1.5/4
Even with its grueling pageant of torture and abuse at the hands of monstrously inhuman Japanese officers, Road never reaches the heart.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
2.5/4
Road Trip (2000)
The movie takes a slice out of the American Pie recipe book by at least making the final screen product funnier than the trailer.
Posted Jan 1, 2000