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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
74%

"Underneath its hocus-pocus is a compelling story, very well told."

Posted Aug 25, 2006
2
41%

Beerfest (2006)

"The script, cowritten by all the members, is too sloshy and bleary-eyed to throw any darts that hit anything but the wall."

Posted Aug 25, 2006
3
71%

Invincible (2006)

"For a movie about following your dreams, this one is sorely lacking imagination."

Posted Aug 25, 2006
4
48%

Idlewild (2006)

"Those who do not succumb to the movie's fantasy will dismiss it as an extended music video. That's not an unfair criticism, but it doesn't make the film any less enjoyable."

Posted Aug 25, 2006
5
59%
6
60%

"A steamy love triangle that may earn our attention primarily on prurient interest, but ends up being honestly involving."

Posted Aug 18, 2006
7
4%
8
69%

"Snakes was born dumb, but was then rendered ordinary."

Posted Aug 18, 2006
9
37%

Accepted (2006)

10
91%

"... a film of small and gratifying surprises."

Posted Aug 13, 2006
11
3%

Zoom (2006)

12
19%

Step Up (2006)

13
10%

Pulse (2006)

14
68%

"World Trade Center is beautifully acted down to the smallest role and exquisitely crafted -- it is all but impossible to tell the difference between the computer-generated imagery and live-action sequences shot in Manhattan."

Posted Aug 9, 2006
15
22%

"Unfortunately, writer Adam Wierzbianski, who seems more steeped in the rhythm method of sitcom than the less predictable peaks of screwball, allows the batteries to run down prematurely."

Posted Aug 4, 2006
16
40%

"Director Patrick Stettner -- seems unable to settle on what The Night Listener actually wants to say."

Posted Aug 4, 2006
17
72%
18
85%

The Descent (2006)

19
22%

Barnyard (2006)

20
18%

Shadowboxer (2005)

"A ridiculous movie that starts off completely cracked and just gets crazier and crazier."

Posted Jul 28, 2006
21
25%
22
82%

"Once in a Lifetime would have benefited greatly from historical and outside perspective, but the story on screen is such a kick that even monotone narrator Matt Dillon gets caught up in the excitement."

Posted Jul 28, 2006
23
63%

The Ant Bully (2006)

"If the Ant Bully story is generic, it is never plodding. It zips along quite nicely, aided by the especially well-constructed action sequences."

Posted Jul 28, 2006
24
26%

"... a teen payback comedy that squanders any potential it might have had on the altar of that all-important teen desire: It wants us to think it's cute."

Posted Jul 28, 2006
25
47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Perhaps had they been given a script, a purpose or a mission, Miami Vice the movie might have been something worthy of the talented Mann's attention."

Posted Jul 28, 2006
26
40%

Scoop (2006)

"Anyone who assumed Match Point heralded a return to form or a renaissance for one the great American filmmakers should be sorely disappointed by Scoop."

Posted Jul 27, 2006
27
63%

Clerks II (2006)

"Clerks II is not a return to the roots. It's just a cartoonish trip in the way-back machine outfitted with a questionable moral."

Posted Jul 21, 2006
28
40%

"My Super Ex-Girlfriend dispels any doubt that the philosophy of high concept -- in which a film's entire content can be contained in the title or one brief phase, a la Snakes on a Plane -- is back in vogue."

Posted Jul 21, 2006
29
74%

Monster House (2006)

"Like the books of Roald Dahl and the Harry Potter novels, Monster House does not condescend to kids, but respects their intelligence, and their ability to separate fantasy from reality."

Posted Jul 21, 2006
30
24%

"Lady is not likely to convert critics who believe Shyamalan is only a one-trick pony. Those willing to risk a dip in this pool, on the other hand, may be refreshed, if not reborn."

Posted Jul 21, 2006
31
52%

"Not surprisingly, the film version contains about 30 minutes of hilarity, and they're stretched out at least as far as Jerri's ill-fitting slacks."

Posted Jul 14, 2006
32
69%

"A tribute concert with earnest but mostly average performances gussied up with fawning if passionate praise from admirers and occasional bits of self-deprecation from Cohen himself."

Posted Jul 14, 2006
33
69%

"Although the story is greatly enhanced by the mesmerizing visual design, it is also involving because of the duplicity and duality of the characters."

Posted Jul 14, 2006
34
21%

"If you've seen the trailer, you've seen only half the movie -- and all the jokes."

Posted Jul 14, 2006
35
12%

Little Man (2006)

"The sizable laughs in Little Man make it better than just about anyone expected."

Posted Jul 14, 2006
36
86%

"[The Roughriders] persevere, as did director Serrill, who took his time to find the real heart of this game."

Posted Jul 7, 2006
37
88%

"Runs efficiently on its own energy and sincerity, which makes it not unlike the car it mourns."

Posted Jul 7, 2006
38
54%

"It's like an amusement park excursion where the entry fee is so high you feel compelled to stay until you get a stomachache to get your money's worth."

Posted Jul 6, 2006
39
95%

Wordplay (2006)

"Manages to present lively and entertaining portraits of men and women who think in boxes while working outside of them."

Posted Jun 30, 2006
40
76%

"Singer has succeeded beyond anyone's expectations -- and establishes himself as someone to whom any film aiming for taste and intelligence could be trusted."

Posted Jun 27, 2006
41
32%

Click (2006)

"Everything about Click is so predictable that when it is released on home video, you will be able to watch it in a lot less than the 98 minutes it takes to see it in the theater."

Posted Jun 23, 2006
42
27%

Waist Deep (2006)

"[Director Hall] has proved he is as good with actors as he is at staging action sequences and creating tension."

Posted Jun 23, 2006
43
81%

"It is a few meaningful glimpses into the mind and life of a man who resists being seen as complex and singular."

Posted Jun 16, 2006
44
70%

Roving Mars (2006)

45
11%
46
37%
47
35%

"The list of inconsistencies is far too long and laborious to recount."

Posted Jun 16, 2006
48
40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"The irony is that just about any actual Mexican wrestling movie is funnier than this would-be parody, which never gets off the mat."

Posted Jun 16, 2006
49
25%

The Lost City (2005)

"The movie has too many stories to tell and tells none of them very well."

Posted Jun 9, 2006
50
44%