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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Credited writers Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka and Matt Greenberg took their dialogue from every action movie you've seen, and characterizations don't amount to a hill of dragon dung.
Posted Jul 11, 2002
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3
4
5
2.5/4
Mr. Deeds (2002)
It ranks among [Sandler's] better work. Frank Capra would not approve, but he's not rolling in his grave, either.
Posted Jun 27, 2002
6
1.5/4
A drab jumble of meaningless action, dull characters and animation as flat and superficial as its story.
Posted Jun 27, 2002
7
Juwanna Mann (2002)
8
9
10
Fat Girl (2001)
11
3.5/4
Identity is one of those rare thrillers where the cops aren't fools, villains don't turn stupid at crucial moments, and career assassins seldom miss targets.
Posted Jun 14, 2002
12
Windtalkers (2002)
13
2/4
Scooby-Doo (2002)
14
1/4
Bad Company (2002)
Anthony Hopkins ... phones in another money-grubbing performance as CIA operative Gaylord Oakes. He never moves any part of his face until the finale, when he smiles with relief that the movie's over.
Posted Jun 6, 2002
15
2/4
They followed the outline of the book but stripped away the subtlety and depth that provided such pleasure.
Posted Jun 6, 2002
16
3/4
A zany, simplistic, chaotic and outrageous comedy.
Posted May 30, 2002
17
3/4
A middlebrow hybrid that should satisfy most fans of spy movies without blowing them away.
Posted May 30, 2002
18
2.5/4
Enigma (2002)
The usual movie rah-rah, pleasantly and predictably delivered in low-key style by director Michael Apted and writer Tom Stoppard.
Posted May 23, 2002
19
2/4
Enough (2002)
This is the kind of movie where people who have never picked a lock do so easily after a few tries and become expert fighters after a few weeks.
Posted May 23, 2002
20
3.5/4
Insomnia (2002)
How often can you say a remake is better than the original, especially a Hollywood remodeling of a quirky foreign film?
Posted May 23, 2002
21
22
About a Boy (2002)
23
24
25
1.5/4
Unfaithful (2002)
As steamy as last week's pork dumplings.
Posted May 9, 2002
26
27
2/4
Spider-Man (2002)
I'll sum up my reaction in a word: Yawn.
Posted May 2, 2002
28
29
3/4
Bogdanovich adds touches to appeal to serious film fans.
Posted Apr 25, 2002
30
2.5/4
It has the fizzy good spirits of a flavored bottle of seltzer water, if not champagne.
Posted Apr 25, 2002
31
Crush (2002)
32
2/4
Plot, characters, drama, emotions, ideas -- all are irrelevant to the experience of seeing The Scorpion King.
Posted Apr 18, 2002
33
2/4
Plays like Matlock or Columbo at twice the length and half the energy level.
Posted Apr 18, 2002
34
35
Little Otik (2001)
Devilishly funny.
Posted Apr 12, 2002
36
2.5/4
Roger Michell, who did an appealing job directing Persuasion and Notting Hill in England, gets too artsy in his American debut.
Posted Apr 11, 2002
37
3/4
Frailty (2002)
A well-crafted study in quiet horror.
Posted Apr 11, 2002
38
1.5/4
Human Nature (2002)
Feeble, vapid picture.
Posted Apr 11, 2002
39
40
1.5/4
High Crimes (2002)
[Carl Franklin] has no idea how to enliven junk, so he simply lets High Crimes chug slowly along.
Posted Apr 4, 2002
41
42
3/4
Panic Room (2002)
Defies logic, the laws of physics and almost anyone's willingness to believe in it. But darned if it doesn't also keep us riveted to our seats.
Posted Mar 28, 2002
43
3/4
The Rookie (2002)
The film reminds us of the gentler era of the late 1950s and early '60s, when Hollywood offered role models for kids.
Posted Mar 28, 2002
44
45
Blade II (2002)
46
47
Lantana (2002)
48
2/4
Showtime (2002)

49
Ice Age (2002)
50
3/4
The vitality of the actors keeps the intensity of the film high, even as the strafings blend together.
Posted Mar 14, 2002