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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
The Kid (2000)
Get out your handkerchiefs.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2
It's barely a movie at all, more like a thousand car commercials spliced together in an hour.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
It's been a while since we've seen dumb entertainment this unpretentious, so why worry that it doesn't make a lick of sense?
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
In this modest but brilliant little movie, we find ourselves immersed in life itself.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
The Best Man (1999)
Much of what Lee accomplishes here, however, is undercut by his flaws as a filmmaker -- in particular, his sense of pacing.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
7
Shanghai Noon is hardly as enervating as its trailer would lead you to believe -- but not by much.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
Billy Elliot (2000)
If British filmmaking means to stage a comeback, it is likely to happen by way of nuanced, character-rich movies like this.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
An audacious chunk of sheer cinematic subversion.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
Best in Show (2000)
It's obvious that Guest and crew have a hit on their hands with Best in Show.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
The director so underestimates his audience, he all but stands in the aisles and tells us what morons we are.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
Wonder Boys (2000)
Wonder Boys is as detached and unfocused as a college pothead. And about as much fun.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
Gopher. Explosives. Gopher... explosives. Gopher! Explosives! There. Now you know exactly what was running through this critic's mind during The Legend of Bagger Vance.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
A fluent, intelligent piece of work whose sex and violence are anything but gratuitous.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
Committed (2000)
Graham finally delivers the star performance she's been promising for so long.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
Loser (2000)
Loser's script is frustratingly inconsistent.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
The Klumps are relegated to the sidelines, gross caricatures meant to distract us from the movie's disjointed, inane plot line.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
If you truly love Theodor Seuss Geisel and wish to honor his memory, stick with the book and the cartoon.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
Wonderland (2000)
A lot of offhand wit and wisdom here.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
The 6th Day (2000)
An unlikely and entirely welcome blend of humor, action, moral debate, and social satire.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
The Insider (1999)
Oscar-worthy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
The ludicrous casting of Hoffman is just the fatal bit of kindling on this Joan's fire.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
It may have been the perfect storm, but this is the imperfect movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
Titus (1999)
The film looks and sounds gorgeous.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
Chadha and Berges' script gushes with humanity, but (wipe sweat from brow here) doesn't devolve into excessively sentimental junk.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
An uneven, ultimately unsatisfying attempt to transfer the groundbreaking and boomer-beloved 60s TV exploits of Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle Moose to the big screen.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
A very good summer movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
It's the first Steven Soderbergh film to smack of work for hire.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
30
A disaster on every level.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
A banal sitcom masquerading as religious deepthink dolled up as boy-meets-goy love story.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
A very good kids' movie from a grown-up standpoint -- it has a coherent plot, a good pace and well-defined characters, and a funny monster-movie spoof at the finale.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
Timecode (2000)
Simply for its technical freshness, Time Code is eminently watchable.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
Gladiator (2000)
35
Almost everything that happens on-screen lacks emotional impact.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
The Patriot (2000)
See this movie, then go home, raise the flag, set off some fireworks, and char some meat.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
Hilarity should ensue, but it doesn't.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
The animators' talents and diligence have been corrupted on every front.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
There will always be Beatles revivals, but we're way overdue for a major Richard Lester revival.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
A fresh, intimate, gloriously unpolished performance film which measures up to the classics of the genre.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
Nurse Betty (2000)
Resonates upon the American condition, deliciously detailing the whimsy, violence, intolerance, and shallow fantasies that fuel this nation. Oh yeah, and it's funny.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
Dazed and confused.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
A collection of enthusiastic episodes trussed up with tone-deaf padding.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
[Von Trier's] work starts to feel bloated, self-important, and boring.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
Surely there's a way to put such familiar material up on the screen without lapsing into clich├ęs; but Craven doesn't find it.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
If The Usual Suspects is all plot, a winding road map on the printed page, then The Way of the Gun takes place between the lines.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
It never quite gets going.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
The Tigger Movie seems pretty cheesy.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
Center Stage (2000)
The script, by Carol Heikkinen, contains enough characters and subplots that the movie always feels as if it is going somewhere.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
To say that Book of Shadows is interesting may be damning with faint praise, but that really is the best word for it.
Posted Jan 1, 2000