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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 30%

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

"Nothing works -- the comedy is thin at best and the story is an embarrassment of cliches and plot holes."

Posted Jun 12, 2003

Ross Brooks

2 28%

Love the Hard Way (2003)

"The film's premise -- that the savvy student played by Charlotte Ayanna would get involved with this creep -- is a stretch at best."

Posted Jun 6, 2003

Erich Scholz

3 64%

Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002)

"Just how scary is it? Even the film's daytime confrontations are enough to cause a severe jolt, but one nocturnal sequence involving a moaning old woman could leave viewers shuddering for days."

Posted Jun 6, 2003

Bryan Reesman

4 41%

Wrong Turn (2003)

"With the tiniest bit of effort, Wrong Turn could have been a fun slasher flick, but no one involved seems to have cared about anything but a paycheck."

Posted Jun 5, 2003

Bill Pearis

5 36%

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

"Unless you're a car nut or big fan of camp, steer clear."

Posted Jun 5, 2003

Dan Fazio

6 98%

Spellbound (2002)

"This wonderful documentary grabs you from the first scene with its riveting profiles of these unusual children."

Posted Jun 2, 2003

Michael Phillips

7 99%

Finding Nemo (2003)

"As notable for its well-crafted story as it is for its breathtaking animation."

Posted May 30, 2003

Dan Fazio

8 73%

The Italian Job (2003)

"Get in the car: This movie is worth the drive."

Posted May 29, 2003

Dan Fazio

9 48%

Bruce Almighty (2003)

"Closer to Patch Adams than Ace Ventura."

Posted May 27, 2003

Dan Fazio

10 77%

L'Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck)(Euro Pudding)(The Spanish Apartment) (2003)

"This mushy tale of twenty-something angst is like a Euro version of Reality Bites."

Posted May 23, 2003

Erich Scholz

11 76%

Respiro (2003)

"The real stars of the film are the kids, who realistically convey the pains and pleasures of life on an island seemingly left behind by time."

Posted May 22, 2003

Justin Hartung

12 34%

The In-Laws (2003)

"Moments of madcap hilarity are strung together poorly, making the flick feel like a series of skits rather than a movie."

Posted May 22, 2003

Dan Fazio

13 16%

Pokemon Heroes (2003)

"The plot is paper-thin, supporting players like the bumbling Team Rocket baddies are mere window dressing and the devious designs of Annie and Oakley are generic at best."

Posted May 16, 2003

Bryan Reesman

14 87%

Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003)

"Amplifying the story's eroticism, Maddin cleverly transforms Stoker's timeless tale into an allegory about both Victorian sexual oppression and xenophobia."

Posted May 16, 2003

Bryan Reesman

15 60%

Down with Love (2003)

"Zellweger and McGregor obviously had a blast making this movie -- and you'll have just as much fun watching it."

Posted May 15, 2003

Bill Pearis

16 73%

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

"Eye-popping sci-fi."

Posted May 14, 2003

Dan Fazio

17 92%

L' Homme du Train (The Man on the Train) (2003)

"In the end, because he refuses to compromise their fates, director Patrice Leconte manages a kind of sweet tragedy rarely attempted in American films."

Posted May 9, 2003

Dan Fazio

18 39%

The Trip (2003)

"The comic moments are so forced that you expect a laugh track, while the dramatic moments have all the subtlety of Valley of the Dolls."

Posted May 8, 2003

Bill Pearis

19 64%

The Shape Of Things (2002)

"The layered script is alternately hilarious and realistic, horrifying and stilted."

Posted May 8, 2003

Erich Scholz

20 79%

Washington Heights (2002)

"Makes the most of its low budget and has an abundance of heart to boot."

Posted May 8, 2003

Bill Pearis

21 28%

Daddy Day Care (2003)

"Daddy is more than happy to go for potty-training humor rather than real jokes ... But kids aren't likely to mind, and should be laughing straight through to the blooper-filled closing credits."

Posted May 8, 2003

Bill Pearis

22 87%

X2: X-Men United (2003)

"Stryker keeps X2 from exceeding the sum of its otherwise impressive parts."

Posted May 5, 2003

Dan Fazio

23 64%

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

"Malkovich squeezes the most from his exotic locations, and the intriguing performances give a human face to its topical subject."

Posted May 1, 2003

Erich Scholz

24 79%

Owning Mahowny (2003)

"A fascinating look at addiction that's perhaps a little too clinical for its own good."

Posted May 1, 2003

Bill Pearis

25 81%

Blue Car (2003)

"Moncrieff unfolds the tale with the bare-bones grace of an expert novelist, making subtle connections but never telling the audience how to feel."

Posted May 1, 2003

Justin Hartung

26 40%

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

"Nothing in The Lizzie McGuire Movie warrants the leap to the big screen."

Posted May 1, 2003

Bill Pearis

27 65%

Sabrina (1995)

Posted Apr 25, 2003

Dan Fazio

28 57%

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)

Posted Apr 25, 2003

Dan Fazio

29 35%

The Real Cancun (2003)

"Though it does deliver naked breasts and binge drinking, "Cancun" also spins a surprisingly funny tale. Seriously."

Posted Apr 25, 2003

Dan Fazio

30 19%

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

"Despite some gruesomely colorful sets, a few scares and Sid Haig's droll performance as the wise-cracking Captain Spaulding, the disjointed narrative is as messy as the blood-splattered corpses littering the film."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Bryan Reesman

31 28%

It Runs in the Family (2003)

"Overloaded with meandering subplots, greeting-card sentiment and trite filial hangups, It Runs in the Family is as dull and embarrassing as watching someone else's home movies."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Bill Pearis

32 40%

House of Fools (2003)

"It's too often weighed down by clichés."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Bill Pearis

33 47%

City of Ghosts (2003)

"A hypnotic film that's as much about the mystique of Southeast Asia as it is about the insurance-scam plot."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Bill Pearis

34 42%

People I Know (2003)

"It diverges way off course into an unnecessary murder mystery that takes away from the exciting pace found in the revved up scenes of Eli's daily life."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Michael Phillips

35 67%

Manic (2003)

"Presents a realistic portrayal of the kids' complicated and confounding mental illness."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Bill Pearis

36 62%

Identity (2003)

"Like a creaky roller coaster, you feel it could fall apart at any time."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Erich Scholz

37 70%

Confidence (2003)

"The plot is interesting enough to keep the audience guessing what will happen to whom, but the film's end turns out to be simpler than fans of the genre might have hoped for."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Ross Brooks

38 48%

Assassination Tango (2003)

"One of the most boring films in recent memory. Almost nothing happens."

Posted Apr 18, 2003

Bill Pearis

39 71%

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Posted Apr 18, 2003

Dan Fazio

40 77%

Holes (2003)

"Think The Shawshank Redemption for The Bad News Bears crowd."

Posted Apr 18, 2003

Dan Fazio

41 31%

Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

"Much funnier than it has any right to be, Malibu succeeds because it tweaks stereotypes and rarely takes the low road."

Posted Apr 17, 2003

Dan Fazio

42 23%

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

"The bait-and-switch ads for Bulletproof Monk promise something between The Matrix and Rush Hour, but what we get is one of the goofiest movies in recent memory."

Posted Apr 15, 2003

Bill Pearis

43 88%

A Mighty Wind (2003)

"Guest and his band of improvisers have come up with another funny and weirdly affectionate mockumentary."

Posted Apr 15, 2003

Bill Pearis

44 43%

Anger Management (2003)

"With Nicholson's winking, over-the-top performance as the icing on the cake, this is Sandler's funniest movie in years."

Posted Apr 10, 2003

Dan Fazio

45 81%

Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

"Like Go meets Boyz N the Hood, this good-teen- gone-bad thriller crackles with wicked authenticity."

Posted Apr 10, 2003

J. C. Farrow

46 14%

The Young Unknowns (2000)

"Rolls everything people hate about L.A. into one unattractive spitting viper of a movie."

Posted Apr 10, 2003

Michael Phillips

47 44%

XX/XY (2003)

"Spoiled 20-somethings waxing nostalgic over failed relationships rarely makes compelling viewing for anyone over the legal drinking age, and XX/XY is no exception."

Posted Apr 10, 2003

Erich Scholz

48 80%

Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

"Generally, documentaries aren't known for dramatic moments, yet the tension is palpable as an anxious Bill Paxton sinks two and a half miles to the bottom of the sea."

Posted Apr 10, 2003

Ross Brooks

49 10%

Once Bitten (1985)

Posted Apr 3, 2003

Dan Fazio

50 64%

Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira (Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door) (2003)

"Combines thrilling animated action with genuine wit and character development."

Posted Apr 3, 2003

Dan Fazio

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