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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
Pulse (2006)
2
3/4
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
3
2/4
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
4
2/4
Director Patrick Stettner -- seems unable to settle on what The Night Listener actually wants to say.
Posted Aug 4, 2006
5
2/4
6
3/4
The Descent (2006)
7
1/4
Barnyard (2006)
8
1/4
Shadowboxer (2005)
A ridiculous movie that starts off completely cracked and just gets crazier and crazier.
Posted Jul 28, 2006
9
2/4
10
3/4
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
11
3/4
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
12
1/4
... 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
13
2/4
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
14
2/4
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
15
2/4
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
16
1/4
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
17
3/4
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
18
3/4
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
19
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
20
2/4
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
21
3/4
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
22
2/4
If you've seen the trailer, you've seen only half the movie -- and all the jokes.
Posted Jul 14, 2006
23
2/4
Little Man (2006)
The sizable laughs in Little Man make it better than just about anyone expected.
Posted Jul 14, 2006
24
3/4
[The Roughriders] persevere, as did director Serrill, who took his time to find the real heart of this game.
Posted Jul 7, 2006
25
3/4
Runs efficiently on its own energy and sincerity, which makes it not unlike the car it mourns.
Posted Jul 7, 2006
26
3/4
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
27
3/4
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
28
4/4
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
29
2/4
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
30
3/4
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
31
3/4
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
32
3/4
Roving Mars (2006)
33
2/4
34
3/4
35
2/4
The list of inconsistencies is far too long and laborious to recount.
Posted Jun 16, 2006
36
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
37
2/4
The movie has too many stories to tell and tells none of them very well.
Posted Jun 9, 2006
38
2/4
39
4/4
The movie is not just enormously entertaining, it is deeply moving, both in the way it celebrates storytelling and storytellers -- and in the unembarrassed way its creators and performers remind us how much we need them.
Posted Jun 9, 2006
40
3/4
Communicates the dangers of ignoring global warning with credible urgency in a way news coverage of conferences and TV news segments have never been able to do.
Posted Jun 9, 2006
41
4/4
Cars (2006)
Its characters may be made of steel, but this movie is made of sturdier stuff: heart and art.
Posted Jun 9, 2006
42
2/4
The Omen (2006)
In their religious fidelity to the original, director John Moore and writer David Seltzer don't attempt to paper over anachronisms from Seltzer's 1976 script.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
43
3/4
Even if this drama from David Jacobson can't quite cover all the territory the director-writer is looking to survey, it still's one of the most original movies in a long time.
Posted Jun 2, 2006
44
3/4
When a film is this entertaining, it doesn't have to be all that original.
Posted Jun 2, 2006
45
2/4
The film is as oblivious as the adults.
Posted Jun 2, 2006
46
1/4
The Break-Up (2006)
If you really feel the need to be bullied and insulted, just call up your HMO provider or reserve a table at an expensive restaurant.
Posted Jun 2, 2006
47
2/4
We get the distinct feeling this film has been made by people who don't really want to offend their friends, who would rather spend a million dollars impressing others as opposed to throwing it away on hunger relief or American education.
Posted May 26, 2006
48
2/4
The cleverness of the basic idea, stitched together by credited writers Zak Penn and Simon Kinberg from story arcs in the comics, gets lost in all the commotion, while the characters get reduced to, well, cartoon versions of their former selves.
Posted May 25, 2006
49
3/4
Plowright, who has made something of a specialty of breathing life into stereotypically written older women for the past 20 years, makes the most of a rare opportunity to play someone still open to the surprises the world can bring.
Posted May 19, 2006
50
2/4
Will probably just feel beyond the pale to anyone more discerning than the average 8-year-old.
Posted May 19, 2006