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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"The carnage should leave horror fans laughing, groaning and squirming in their seats."

Posted Jan 30, 2003

Bill Pearis

2 43%

The Recruit (2003)

"Sure, it's the CIA, but how about declassifying a few plot points?"

Posted Jan 30, 2003

Dan Fazio

3 23%

Biker Boyz (2003)

"For a movie about speed, Biker Boys spends too much time spinning its wheels."

Posted Jan 30, 2003

Bill Pearis

4 90%

Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)

"The cast of unknown actors, many from the real ghetto, provides the movie with unexpected heart and humor."

Posted Jan 24, 2003

Justin Hartung

5 85%

Blind Spot - Hitler's Secretary (2002)

"The source and the subject matter make it difficult to assign critical judgement to Blind Spot, but the film's snail pace means it will probably appeal mostly to scholars and students of the Holocaust."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Erich Scholz

6 9%

Darkness Falls (2003)

"As Darkness Falls devolves into an uninteresting chase movie, it disappointingly squanders the film's sorta-clever premise and genuinely scary opening scene."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Dan Fazio

7 63%

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Dan Fazio

8 24%

A Guy Thing (2003)

"In the end, this hit-or-miss comedy will stick with you about as long as a rented tux."

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Dan Fazio

9 73%

The Slaughter Rule (2002)

"The movie has a richness that blows away most first features, not to mention most sports movies."

Posted Jan 16, 2003

Justin Hartung

10 8%

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

"The film has a lively bounce, brisk pacing and a sense of humor that younger viewers can appreciate."

Posted Jan 16, 2003

Ross Brooks

11 11%

National Security (2003)

"Your enjoyment of National Security will be in direct proportion to how much you can tolerate Martin Lawrence's antics."

Posted Jan 16, 2003

Erich Scholz

12 19%

Just Married (2003)

"In two years this flick will be running endlessly on Comedy Central, but if you're craving a mindless romantic comedy before then, Married makes a decent matinee."

Posted Jan 10, 2003

Dan Fazio

13 0%

Pinocchio (2002)

"The so-inept- it's-surreal dubbing (featuring the voices of Glenn Close, Regis Philbin and Breckin Meyer) brings back memories of cheesy old Godzilla flicks."

Posted Jan 3, 2003

Erich Scholz

14 79%

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003)

"Clooney has not only made one of the best debuts since Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, but one of the best films of the year."

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Bill Pearis

15 87%

Chicago (2002)

"Zellweger and Jones are a joy to watch (and both can really sing), but as each musical number tries to top the previous one, it gets a little redundant."

Posted Dec 24, 2002

Michael Phillips

16 81%

The Hours (2002)

"The Hours is never morose. Instead, we feel the characters' strength onscreen."

Posted Dec 24, 2002

Bill Pearis

17 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"It's an unforgettable story, and a welcome return to form for Polanksi."

Posted Dec 24, 2002

Justin Hartung

18 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"The best time Spielberg has provided moviegoers since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

Posted Dec 24, 2002

Bill Pearis

19 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"An utterly believable and gut-wrenching portrait of Midwestern loneliness."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Justin Hartung

20 80%

The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

"All but the most persnickety preteens should enjoy this nonthreatening but thrilling adventure."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Ross Brooks

21 42%

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

" Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant make a great team, but this predictable romantic comedy should get a pink slip."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Bill Pearis

22 78%

25th Hour (2003)

"In the end, viewers will find sympathy for even a low-life like Brogan -- one of the film's many ambiguities that will linger long after the projection bulb has dimmed."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Erich Scholz

23 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"Though the screenplay -- written by the real-life Fisher -- seems a bit self-aggrandizing, even stone-hearted cynics would be wise to pack tissues."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Bill Pearis

24 83%

Narc (2002)

"Writer-director Joe Carnahan's visceral, hyperkinetic style mainlines you right into the story -- it's sort of like being pistol-whipped."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Bill Pearis

25 75%

Gangs of New York (2002)

"Not surprisingly, director Martin Scorsese delivers an ambitious spectacle with jaw-dropping sets and bone-crunching battles."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Justin Hartung

26 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"Jackson has staged an impressive war movie, and it's no crime to fall slightly short of a masterpiece like Fellowship."

Posted Dec 17, 2002

Dan Fazio

27 21%

The Hot Chick (2002)

"The execution is so pedestrian that the most positive comment we can make is that Rob Schneider actually turns in a pretty convincing performance as a prissy teenage girl."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Ross Brooks

28 82%

Drumline (2002)

"By the time its otherwise paint-by-numbers story reaches a finale, Drumline has made band seem cool -- no small feat in the wake of American Pie 2."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

Dan Fazio

29 39%

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

"Natasha Richardson has a droll turn as a blowsy socialite competing for Fiennes' attention, but Fiennes himself is inexplicably frosty. Yet it hardly matters -- there's already enough pixie dust to make this glass-slipper fantasy fly."

Posted Dec 13, 2002

J. C. Farrow

30 37%

Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)

"Choppy editing and a plodding, formulaic storyline confirm that the Next Generation production team did its best work in the TV series."

Posted Dec 12, 2002

Brian Obermiller

31 27%

Analyze That (2002)

"Unless Analyze This is among your all-time favorites, you won't miss a thing by skipping this retread."

Posted Dec 5, 2002

Ross Brooks

32 37%

Equilibrium (2002)

"Combining elements of 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The Matrix, this ridiculous sci-fi mish-mash sounds appealing, but is nothing more than a poorly designed knockoff."

Posted Dec 5, 2002

Erich Scholz

33 21%

Empire (2002)

"Leguizamo is perfect as the streetwise yet na´ve Rosas, and Peter Sarsgaard and Denise Richards are convincing as morally bankrupt Manhattan socialites."

Posted Dec 5, 2002

Brian Obermiller

34 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"For those in on the joke, it's funny and smart -- a bold experiment in rule-breaking."

Posted Dec 5, 2002

Dan Fazio

35 8%

Extreme Ops (2002)

"Extremely silly is more like it."

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Bill Pearis

36 40%

Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

"Although some viewers will not be able to stomach so much tongue-in-cheek weirdness, those who do will have found a cult favorite to enjoy for a lifetime."

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Bilge Ebiri

37 88%

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

"All newcomers, the young actors portray the girls with charisma, strength and nobility."

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Michael Phillips

38 12%

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

"Potty-mouthed enough for PG-13, yet not as hilariously raunchy as South Park, this strangely schizo cartoon seems suited neither to kids or adults."

Posted Nov 26, 2002

J. C. Farrow

39 66%

Solaris (2002)

"Parallels to Stanley Kubrick's 2001 abound, and Clooney's portrayal of a man offered the opportunity to escape into a world of dreams might be the actor's best work to date."

Posted Nov 26, 2002

Erich Scholz

40 38%

They (2002)

"Robert Harmon's less-is-more approach delivers real bump-in -the-night chills -- his greatest triumph is keeping the creepy crawlies hidden in the film's thick shadows."

Posted Nov 26, 2002

Erich Scholz

41 68%

Treasure Planet (2002)

"Viewed on its own terms, Treasure Planet is better-than-average family entertainment, but true fans of the Stevenson's novel will likely prefer Disney's more faithful 1950 live-action swashbuckling classic."

Posted Nov 26, 2002

Bill Pearis

42 25%

Friday After Next (2002)

"It gets old quickly. Watch Barbershop again if you're in need of a Cube fix--this isn't worth sitting through."

Posted Nov 22, 2002

Dan Fazio

43 44%

Better Housekeeping (2002)

"As pure over-the-top trash, any John Waters movie has it beat by a country mile."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Justin Hartung

44 69%

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

"Too often, the grainy digital video format deters from the strong performances."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Jackie Potts

45 92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"Wise and darkly witty, Talk to Her is often humorous, but not always comforting."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

J. C. Farrow

46 50%

The Emperor's Club (2002)

"The ill-conceived modern-day ending falls flat where it should deliver a moral punch."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Jordana Brown

47 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"Make it half an hour shorter, and it's the perfect Bond flick."

Posted Nov 21, 2002

Dan Fazio

48 85%

Spider (2002)

"Rarely has a film so tediously built to a climax this underwhelming."

Posted Nov 20, 2002

Dan Fazio

49 75%

The Way Home (Jibeuro) (2002)

"Everyone should be able to appreciate the wonderful cinematography and naturalistic acting."

Posted Nov 14, 2002

Michael Phillips

50 67%

Interview With the Assassin (2002)

"As ex-Marine Walter, who may or may not have shot Kennedy, actor Raymond J. Barry is perfectly creepy and believable."

Posted Nov 14, 2002

Michael Phillips

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