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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1.5/4
Too clunky and too busy ribbing itself to be truly entertaining.
Posted Jul 19, 2002
2
2/4
This is one of the most machocentric and masochistic movies ever made by a woman.
Posted Jul 19, 2002
3
4/4
If you can surrender to it, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is a mind-shaper.
Posted Jul 12, 2002
4
3.5/4
Swimming (2000)
Savvy director Robert J. Siegel and his co-writers keep the story subtle and us in suspense.
Posted Jul 12, 2002
5
3/4
6
4/4
The best gangster movie since The Godfather.
Posted Jul 12, 2002
7
2.5/4

8
3/4
Like Mike (2002)
9
2.5/4
Tartakovsky's team has some freakish powers of visual charm, but the five writers slip into the modern rut of narrative banality.
Posted Jul 11, 2002
10
2/4
Eye-filling but curiously joyless entertainment.
Posted Jul 3, 2002
11
4/4
12
2/4
13
2.5/4
The Believer (2002)
Like a pack of dynamite sticks, built for controversy. The film is explosive, but a few of those sticks are wet.
Posted Jun 28, 2002
14
3.5/4
Baran (2002)
The film has real grace, and it delivers the plight of Afghan women as well as any report filed from the war.
Posted Jun 28, 2002
15
3/4
Mr. Deeds (2002)
It has finally happened, a small miracle of miracles: I actually like an Adam Sandler comedy.
Posted Jun 28, 2002
16
1.5/4
Bartleby (2002)
If Melville is creatively a great whale, this film is canned tuna.
Posted Jun 21, 2002
17
3.5/4
This is the best American movie about troubled teens since 1998's Whatever.
Posted Jun 21, 2002
18
2.5/4
If it loses in the inevitable comparison to Blade Runner, it does establish a world of chilling risk, in which the main murder victim is privacy.
Posted Jun 21, 2002
19
1/4
Juwanna Mann (2002)
Hectic, vapid, almost witless.
Posted Jun 21, 2002
20
2.5/4
Even if you care nothing about Lilo turning snarly gremlin Stitch into a surfin' huggie, you can still slack into a Don the Beachcomber drift.
Posted Jun 21, 2002
21
2/4
Rain (2001)
The film can depress you about life itself.
Posted Jun 14, 2002
22
3.5/4
The swiftest and sexiest modern thriller since The Thomas Crown Affair.
Posted Jun 14, 2002
23
2/4
24
2.5/4
Cherish (2002)
Both improbable and absorbing.
Posted Jun 14, 2002
25
2/4
Windtalkers (2002)
Even if you're not squeamish you might leave with a concussion migraine.
Posted Jun 14, 2002
26
2/4
27
4/4
The movie has a soft, percolating magic, a deadpan suspense.
Posted Jun 7, 2002
28
1.5/4
29
2.5/4
The story has its redundancies, and the young actors, not very experienced, are sometimes inexpressive.
Posted Jun 7, 2002
30
1/4
Bad Company (2002)
It stars schticky Chris Rock and stolid Anthony Hopkins, who seem barely in the same movie. Their contrast is neither dramatic nor comic -- it's just a weird fizzle.
Posted Jun 7, 2002
31
1.5/4
32
2.5/4
'Opening up' the play more has partly closed it down.
Posted May 31, 2002
33
2.5/4
CQ (2002)

34
3/4
You can fire a torpedo through some of Clancy's holes, and the scripters don't deserve any Oscars. But the nerve-raked acting, the crackle of lines, the impressive stagings of hardware, make for some robust and scary entertainment.
Posted May 31, 2002
35
2/4
Circuit (2001)
Director Dirk Shafer and co-writer Greg Hinton ride the dubious divide where gay porn reaches for serious drama.
Posted May 31, 2002
36
3/4
[Austin] Powers (coming again July 26) now has competition in pure silliness.
Posted May 31, 2002
37
2/4
A sometimes tedious film.
Posted May 24, 2002
38
3.5/4
The laser-projected paintings provide a spell-casting beauty, while Russell and Dreyfus are a romantic pairing of hearts, preciously exposed as history corners them.
Posted May 24, 2002
39
3/4
Insomnia (2002)
40
3.5/4
Full of bland hotels, highways, parking lots, with some glimpses of nature and family warmth, Time Out is a discreet moan of despair about entrapment in the maze of modern life.
Posted May 24, 2002
41
1/4
Enough (2002)
Lopez can act, but why bother in something so painfully false? You don't empower anyone with a lobotomy.
Posted May 24, 2002
42
2.5/4
It should satisfy the kids it was made for.
Posted May 24, 2002
43
1.5/4
[A] slummer.
Posted May 17, 2002
44
3/4
About a Boy (2002)
This is not major drama with major insights. But almost everyone in the film is suffering, and the laughs we get are not thoughtless.
Posted May 17, 2002
45
3/4
Enigma (2002)
Simple gratitude is a decent motive to see Enigma
Posted May 16, 2002
46
4/4
47
4/4
This is not an easy film. But it could be, by its art and heart, a necessary one.
Posted May 16, 2002
48
2.5/4
The old charm is mostly left behind, a twinkle in Princess Leia's eyes, while Lucas clones films with industrial fervor.
Posted May 16, 2002
49
1/4
Huppert's candid courage is breathaking, but Erika is a monster who slimes everything.
Posted May 10, 2002
50
3.5/4
Triumph of Love is a very silly movie, but the silliness has a pedigree.
Posted May 10, 2002