The World Is Not Enough (1999)
"Whatever its flaws -- and it has some lulus -- it's a textbook model for how to structure action of this kind. The writers and directors of every Bond film should be forced to watch it before their first story conference. "
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
American Beauty (1999)
The English Patient (1996)
"Except for a few missteps, the movie is so beautifully and sensitively rendered in its particulars, in its characterizations of soldiers and officers, and in its dramatization of a nearly miraculous event, that the result is an affecting piece of cinema. "
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
"Watching it, it's hard to believe that these guys were actually meandering across heaths and trudging across rope bridges, with electricians and caterers not far away. It seems more as if this souvenir of the Absurd Ages has... existed for a millennium. "
The Exorcist (1973)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
"Easily the scariest horror picture of the '90s, a movie that can take a place among the most potent and inexorable of modern shockers, like Night of the Living Dead or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. "
Lost in Space (1998)
Chicken Run (2000)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
"Spielberg puts us through the hair-trigger terrors of combat in a way no other filmmaker has ever dared, and yet there's a gentleness to his enterprise. He's interested in the humaneness that comes through the horror. "
The Iron Giant (1999)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
From Justin To Kelly (2003)
Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Wild Wild West (1999)
"Those expecting the quick wit and inventiveness of the television series will certainly be disappointed, as will those who expect the hip suavity that one usually gets from any performance by Will Smith. "
"[Bay's] movies are trailers for themselves. Every scene is all climax and no foreplay. When it's all over you can't remember if you've been watching a movie or just a jumbo-sized coming attraction. "
Up for Grabs (2005)
"Michael Wranovics' well-meant documentary about the absurd legal battle over the ownership of the baseball Barry Bonds hit for his season-record 73rd home run, back in 2001, is instantly overshadowed by subsequent events. "
"The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is precisely what a documentary ought to be: engaging and revelatory, turning forgotten footnotes and discarded minutiae into the stuff of riveting drama and poignant laughs. "
Toy Story 2 (1999)
"Elf may be no more than a pleasant, amusing trifle, a grin that fades well before Thanksgiving, but it also will endure in the way that all decent Hollywood-made Christmas fairy tales last, if they're rendered with good cheer and goodwill. "
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
"...like a video copy of The Ring which has so degraded that all the good bits are no longer visible."
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
"Drillbit Taylor is pretty good in almost every aspect other than its lead performance."
"There's nothing that I dislike about FLASH POINT, but I do wish it could be even more than it is"
10,000 B.C. (2008)
"...the Yagahl speak English with an inflection that ranges from fake-African to fake-Russian, sometimes within the same sentence."
"...an enjoyable piece of fluff, ably anchored by Ricci in a full 180 from the confident freak that was Wednesday Addams back in the day. Insecure people are going to love this movie"
Witless Protection (2008)
"Carner directs so poorly that even set-pieces which ought to be interesting -- a Keystone Kops bit staged on a pig farm here, an oh-so-careful fight in an antique room there -- are rendered amateurishly."
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
"SPIDERWICK's great charm is that it feels exactly like the kind of adventure story you might have imagined at the bottom of the garden one day during childhood."
"Despite the apparent ugliness and sloppiness of the piece, there's a real gem of inspiration at the core, and the character of Vincent is wonderful."
The Eye (2008)
"...it doesn't suck. It's far from brilliant, but as weekend multiplex popcorn fare, it mostly gets the job done."
Meet the Spartans (2008)
"Perhaps the most oft-quoted line from 300 is "Tonight, we dine in hell!" Chowing down on a box of Butterfinger Minis during a screening of Meet the Spartans, you will truly understand what that line means."
Mad Money (2008)
"It's mediocre, but it's not obnoxiously so. I had an okay time. But I had also had five beers."
I Am Legend (2007)
"For about three quarters of its running time, I was thinking this could be one of the very best movies of the year."
The Golden Compass (2007)
"I feel about it roughly the same way I did about the book -- hard to get into until the armored bears show up, and then pretty awesome as long as the bears hang around."
The Savages (2007)
"The name of the movie is one of those insufferable cutesy puns...but don't let that deter you from a film that achieves the rare balance of being both hilarious and tragic."
"...it's easy to imagine how another director might have felt the need to switch to slo-mo and cue the violins."