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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
It Takes Two (1995)
A rote variation on Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper that is marginally salvaged by those spunky Olsen twins from ABC's Full House.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
2.5/4
City Hall (1996)
A watchable but never pulsating portrait of mayoral wheeling-dealing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
2.5/4
Dragonheart (1996)
This mildly engaging castle-storming adventure is best pegged as a family comedy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
3/4
At long last again, an Eddie Murphy movie has its plug in the socket.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
2.5/4
Eraser (1996)
The middling result, diverting while it lasts but too silly to recommend, is merely this week's funhouse action pic.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
2.5/4
Neither the best nor the worst, Operation Condor makes for a slap-happy medium
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
3/4
It's likely to be overrated by some and underrated by others, and both contingents will be wrong. One can't, however, overrate the performances, with auntie ruling the roost in more ways than one.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
1.5/4
The kind of cinematic endeavor where you suspect both cast and crew were obligated to bring their own beer.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
Girlfight (2000)
Observing Diana's growth both as a fighter (her muscles seem to pop out before our eyes) and a person is a joy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
3/4
With near-Swiss precision, director/producer Jay Roach ... and his writers make sure familiarity breeds hilarity.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
3/4
Geena Davis and Renny Harlin couldn't cut it with Cutthroat Island. Steven Spielberg nearly got the hook for Hook. But leave it to Miss Piggy and Kermit to discover uncharted gold in the shipwrecked-pirate genre.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
2/4
Mary Reilly (1996)
A perversely courageous disaster that audiences will simply hate.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
3/4
Russo is a hot-stuff revelation here. It's enough to make Nicole Kidman put her clothes back on.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
2/4
Flipper (1996)
Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
2/4
The jazz is certainly here, but the passion is missing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
2/4
The best thing you can say about this scattershot political satire is that the late John Candy's next-to-last picture is relatively funnier and less depressing than his valedictory Wagons East.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
2/4
Wild Bill (1995)
The movie itself is a lot of deadwood in the competitive holiday season.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
2/4
Despite Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson and the usually estimable Edward Furlong, this nonevent huffs and puffs to attain even the level of an ordinary motion picture.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
In Too Deep (1999)
It's the kind of summer movie you see only if a power failure has knocked out your air conditioning.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
2/4
Lead Pierce Brosnan seems distracted, and even the standard pre-credits production number falls flat before the main story begins.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
3.5/4
A gut-busting blast of tasteless tomfoolery.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
4/4
Ridicule (1996)
Audiences will respond favorably to its overall warmth, and the motion picture academy may, too.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
2.5/4
Though Hour 2's heavy emphasis on physical and emotional confrontations stimulates dramatic momentum, this respectable superstar meeting is finally, of all things, ordinary.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
1/4
Trixie (2000)
Maybe a better idea would have been to have Trixie and Frances McDormand's Fargo cop start a detective agency.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
Stigmata (1999)
The scariest thing about this appalling and seemingly endless movie is that you paid for your ticket and now have to sit through it.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
3/4
One-stop shopping for your emotional movie needs.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
3/4
Kissed (1997)
This uncommonly assured feature debut takes a metaphysical view of necrophilia.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
2/4
Martin, Keaton and cinematographer William A. Fraker put this retro fluff over better than expected early on, but hour 2 is only for those who don't want their equilibriums rattled by surprises.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
3.5/4
GoldenEye (1995)
It's BS -- Babes and Stunts -- and that's where GoldenEye excels.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
1/4
Dear God (1996)
Though aspiring to Capraesque whimsy, Dear God feels and looks like a faded rerun of Marshall's Happy Days.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
3/4
There's definitely more than three rings' worth of death-defying feats, high-flying slapstick and even a few well-trained animal acts.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
3/4
[Myer's] affection for the era and its gaudy, bawdy movies inject this bit of fluff with giddy energy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
3.5/4
Hunt delivers one of the year's most appealing performances as a Brooklyn single mother.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
3/4
Persuasion (1995)
Vanessa Redgrave has never been more likable on screen than in her buoyantly athletic turn here.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
2/4

Moonlight and Valentino is a Hallmark sympathy card of a film, pretty to look at with a message that's sincere. Yet it's hard to take its pretentious platitudes of grief and recovery too personally.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
Loser (2000)
Loser takes imitation to new lows.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
1/4
One of the sleaziest movies of the year and certainly the most unpleasant.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
3/4
Sleepers (1996)

Engrosses if it doesn't fully convince.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
1.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
2/4
Casper (1995)
Casper moves like a dirge, especially when it sinks into a meditation on death a la Ghost. As specter spectacles go, Casper is a bit of a ghost bust.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
2.5/4
Showgirls (1995)
[The script] is as hoary as it is whore-y, whipping out every backstage cliche as he recycles his Flashdance plot into Trashdance.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
2.5/4
Some of this is very funny; much of it isn't.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
2/4
Writer Robin Schiff, expanding on minor characters in a play, fails to find enough for her ditsy and ditsier pair to do.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
2.5/4
U-Turn (1997)
A sometimes uproarious minor work.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
2.5/4
The French idea of a 'family film' is a bit kinkier than what we're accustomed to.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
2/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
2/4
Even if the movie does engender a few more chuckles than expected, where's that redneck in a truck when we need one?
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
2/4
The Cure (1995)
Practically screams 'TV movie.'
Posted Jan 1, 2000