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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1/4
Mad City (1997)
A wanna-be event movie that merely reinvents the wheel.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
3/4
Suburbia (1997)
Linklater's finessing of acting ensembles is very proficient -- again.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
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
4
3/4
Writer-director Noel Baumbach establishes an ear for commentary during his wry-guy movie's opening graduation party.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
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
6
2.5/4
Rush Hour (1998)

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
2/4
Flits, falters and falls flat.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
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
14
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
15
1.5/4
The result is depressingly halfhearted.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
But Beneath never reaches much beyond the surface, and what lies there is all too predictable.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
1.5/4
Armageddon (1998)
Save the planet, but spare us this movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
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
19
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
20
2/4
Bed of Roses (1995)
Don't blame the leads, but the movie has less emotional resonance than an old FTD florist commercial with Merlin Olsen.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
3.5/4
Epic in nearly every way, The Hurricane has the power to blow you away.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
3/4
Red Corner (1997)
Everything ... is dominated by actress Bai Ling, who creates a full-blooded character and role model for young girls.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
3.5/4
Rene Clement's subversive direction makes us root for Delon to pull off a tricky tightrope disguise as suspicious police pursue him from hotel to apartment and town to town.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
2/4
This is the cinematic equivalent of those over-the-hill jocks who show up at their high school's game wearing a mothballed letter-jacket.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
2/4
Students beware: This is no sub for Cliffs Notes. The script takes more liberties with the text than Elizabeth Berkley did with that pole in Showgirls.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
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
27
2.5/4
City Hall (1996)
A watchable but never pulsating portrait of mayoral wheeling-dealing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
2.5/4
Dragonheart (1996)
This mildly engaging castle-storming adventure is best pegged as a family comedy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
3/4
At long last again, an Eddie Murphy movie has its plug in the socket.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
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
31
2.5/4
Neither the best nor the worst, Operation Condor makes for a slap-happy medium
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
3/4
With near-Swiss precision, director/producer Jay Roach ... and his writers make sure familiarity breeds hilarity.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
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
37
2/4
Mary Reilly (1996)
A perversely courageous disaster that audiences will simply hate.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
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
39
2/4
Flipper (1996)
Flipper is inoffensive, but it's also asleep in the deep.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
2/4
The jazz is certainly here, but the passion is missing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
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
42
2/4
Wild Bill (1995)
The movie itself is a lot of deadwood in the competitive holiday season.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
2.5/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
3.5/4
A gut-busting blast of tasteless tomfoolery.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
4/4
Ridicule (1996)
Audiences will respond favorably to its overall warmth, and the motion picture academy may, too.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
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
50
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