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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
Gere and an almost ethereally radiant Roberts have never been better than in this sometimes herky-jerky breeze, which keeps improving as it goes.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
2/4
Daylight (1996)
Though the explosion that seals off New York and New Jersey will have even curious theater concession stand crews bolting their posts, the characterizations are strictly low-cal.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
2/4
The Relic (1997)
Gore seekers need only to know the body count is high and the scares are cheap as director Peter Hyams shares his beast's repellent disregard for human life.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
2/4
Air Bud (1997)
Dull but harmless.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
2.5/4
Bliss (1997)

Writer/director Lance Young is so relentlessly solemn ... that some viewers may giggle.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
3/4
Shaft (2000)
Shaft pushes our buttons which means it's something that has been next to unheard-of this year: reasonably rousing screen entertainment.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
4/4
Vertigo (1958)
You watch this guy going slowly over the brink and realize, good grief, this is Jimmy Stewart.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2 transforms from rootin'-tootin' 'toon to museum-class art.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
3/4
As warm and cheery as a mug of hot cocoa on a frosty morn.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
2/4
The Saint (1997)
Anyone looking for a religious experience at the multiplex this weekend will do better checking out Dennis Rodman's hair hues in Double Team.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
1.5/4
Price of Glory is not a contender.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
3/4
Bowfinger (1999)
Aside from The Nutty Professor, this is the funniest Eddie Murphy comedy since the Reagan administration.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
2.5/4
Eddie (1996)
As long as the hoopsters mix it up with the Whoopster, it's fun. A second-string story keeps interrupting, though.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
3/4
Anaconda (1997)
It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
3/4
Hoodlum (1997)

The Sting-like ending with its crosses and double-crosses could have been better handled, but there are plenty of other payoffs.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
2.5/4
Mallrats (1995)

Smith has slicked up his follow-up vision of Slackerville USA, but the outcome is nowhere near as brash and original.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
1.5/4
A soggy sub sandwich layered with cheesy action, stale jokes and gung-ho baloney.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
Nurse Betty (2000)
As it overdoses on quirks and violence, Nurse Betty isn't always the right prescription. But observing Zellweger as she dispenses her brand of movie magic definitely is good for what ails you.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
2.5/4
First Kid (1996)
Utterly conventional.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
3/4
Cop Land (1997)

The film is probably best taken as an ultimately slight but still compelling Eastern that plays like a vintage Western about personal redemption.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
2/4
As the bloodsuckers attack our 'heroes' again and again, you feel like you're watching a video game -- from dusk to dawn.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
2.5/4
It's ironic that the movie is done in by what you'd expect to be the high point: the performance segments that dominate the final third.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
1.5/4
For all his talent, Martin Short has been consistently snakebitten in his choice of movies, a streak now extended by Disney's Jungle 2 Jungle.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
2/4
Slight, solemn, borderline silly but watchable.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
3/4
Shine (1996)

Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
1.5/4
Hanging Up (2000)
At one point [Ryan] actually embraces a coffee vending machine as if it were a buoy in the rocky ocean of life. Is this a performance or a cry for a new script?
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
2/4
The long-delayed revelation of whodunit is a debit instead of a payoff.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
2/4
Outdoor settings alone do not a movie make, though director Joe Mantello (who also directed the play) seems to be trying.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
2.5/4
A plodding, play-it-safe rendition of The Family Feud.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
3/4

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
2.5/4
Now and Then (1995)

Now and Then is successful, but only now and then.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
3/4
The Show (1995)
A must for fans and anyone wondering about these supposed corrupters of youth.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
3/4
Nixon (1995)
Joan Allen goes beyond her chilling physical resemblance to Pat Nixon toward serious Oscar worthiness.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
2/4
Nothing to quack about there.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
2.5/4
It's a glam-o-rama party until the trio hits the road. Suddenly, Wong Foo is all cross-dressed with no place to go -- but down.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
For novelty value, you can do worse than seeing Sean Penn in a rare chance to don evening-wear on screen, but this isn't a sight to sustain a two-hour haul.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
2.5/4
Return to Me (2000)
There is a satisfying, old-fashioned Moonstruck sensibility at work.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
2.5/4
Paulie (1998)

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
1.5/4

Harking back to wince-inducing sequels like The Sting II and Texasville, this DOA boo-boo needlessly expands upon Terms of Endearment.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
3.5/4
An aerobic workout for the tear ducts.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
2/4
Pretentious and show-offy, the noirish drama fairly reeks of film-student overkill.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
2.5/4
Though the film exhibits a vaguely nostalgic tone, it's hardly sugar-coated, displaying an increasingly discernible edge to its portrayal of racist realities.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
1.5/4
An Aladdin rip-off burdened by songs so dreadful that even Academy voters will refuse to nominate them.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
3/4
The acting hits all the right notes.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
3/4
Snake Eyes (1998)

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
2/4
Dinosaur (2000)
Once you get over the 'ooh-ah' factor and tuck into the ultraformulaic tale, Dinosaur is a dino-snore.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
3.5/4
Crimson Tide (1995)
Crimson Tide is pop-action naval gazing at its finest.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
1.5/4
The movie is so uninvolving that it inspires renewed respect for Broken Arrow, which was equally stupid but excitingly filmed.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
3/4

Exasperatingly overstuffed, the movie finally proves disarming (to a point) on spectacle alone.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
3/4
though Penn doesn't always seem to know where he's going, his movie doesn't altogether miss its destination.
Posted Jan 1, 2000