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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1/4
Owes more to the third or fourth sequel to Meatballs and other character-building summer-camp comedies than it does to Daddy Day Care, with neither director Fred Savage or the writers inclined to come up with a single original idea.
Posted Aug 8, 2007
2
2/4
El Cantante (2007)
Lavoe was a gifted and original singer and song interpreter, but this film is unlikely to spread the word.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3
3/4
4
2/4
Hot Rod (2007)
Director Akiva Schaffer apparently thinks that by adding stupid stunts to the formula, Hot Rod also can attract the Jackass crowd.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
5
2/4
6
3/4
The third chapter in the globe-trotting -- more like globe-speeding, actually -- saga of Jason Bourne, a.k.a. the Spy With No Memory, is easily the best of the three.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
7
3/4
Black Sheep (2006)
Anyone lacking a taste for red meat will likely say bah to the one-joke juiciness of Black Sheep, but ovine enthusiasts will be licking their chops.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
8
2/4
Underdog (2007)
9
2/4
Explains Austen's art simply and neatly: too simply, in fact, to do justice to such a brilliant observer of social manners and hypocrisies and weaver of complex, romantic moral tales.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
10
3/4
You'll laugh, but you may also be counting your friends on your fingers when you leave.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
11
2/4
Talk to Me (2007)
he mood shifts awkwardly from broad comedy to melodrama and social commentary.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
12
3/4
Rescue Dawn (2007)
The performances here are as excellent as they are unnerving.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
13
3/4
14
Sunshine (2007)
Sunshine, if a fireball, is one that warns us yet again of the danger of flying too close to the sun.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
15
16
A movie as incomprehensible as it exploitive. It winds its way to a climax that is almost stunning in its stupidity.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
17
3/4
In the same way that leftover food sometimes tastes better warmed over, No Reservations is a more enjoyable film than the 2001 German film on which it is based, Mostly Martha.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
18
3/4
Go on, sucker, buy your ticket.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
19
2/4
There is nothing poetic about it.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
20
3/4
Hairspray (2007)
It is the most deliriously enjoyable movie in a summer that hasn't been exactly packed with old-fashioned moviegoing pleasure.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
21
2/4
22
3/4
Keith Thompson's screenplay is clever and ensures that every character is well-rounded and recognizably human.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
23
3/4
So the only real argument I can make for Eagle vs. Shark, a stupid-absurdist comedy from New Zealand, is that I laughed a lot, often despite myself, and that while I might not be able to wholly justify it, I can mount a questionable defense.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
24
2/4
25
2/4
...Winter's coming-of-age-in-the-1980s saga is content to rewalk the same mean streets, never ducking into one alley or back room we haven't visited.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
26
3/4
27
1/4
Captivity (2007)
One has to worry about a world where there is a constant appetite for films like this one.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
28
3/4
Joshua (2007)
An unnerving thriller that has a lot more on its maniacal mind than giving us the willies.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
29
3/4
There is a lot of story here, complex and compelling.
Posted Jul 10, 2007
30
3/4
This remains a well-crafted genre movie, and one that promises further developments in its final scene.
Posted Jul 6, 2007
31
2/4
32
3/4
Transformers (2007)
An unexpected summer surprise. Not only is it full of way-cool machinery, epic robot fights and mind-dazzling effects, it also has more than its quotient of actual wit and fun.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
33
3/4
Sicko (2007)
Moore could open a lot of eyes with Sicko but as the song says, we don't need another hero, especially one self-proclaimed.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
34
3/4
Ratatouille (2007)
Ratatouille has its heart, and its head, in this effort to serve up something unique and satisfying.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
35
1/4
If this is living free, you might consider pulling the plug.
Posted Jun 26, 2007
36
3/4
Paprika (2006)
37
3/4
You Kill Me (2007)
Who knew there was such a high burnout rate in hit men? And who knew they suffered from so many varieties of treatable neuroses? And who knew they were such amusing guys?
Posted Jun 22, 2007
38
3/4
Golden Door (2007)
Turns an old story into something completely new.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
39
3/4
Have a good summer.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
40
2/4
41
3/4
1408 (2007)
You would assume that Stephen King had wrung about all the neurosis that could be squeezed from the haunted-writer theme in Secret Window, Misery and, most famously, The Shining. You would, however, be wrong -- dead wrong.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
42
4/4
A movie as rich in detail as it is in emotion, with both driven deeper by the intensely intimate filmmaking style of Michael Winterbottom.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
43
2/4
44
2/4
45
3/4
Crazy Love (2007)
... Crazy Love is something less than artful, while being completely compelling in its attempt to comprehend the incomprehensible.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
46
2/4
Americans are unlikely to 'get her' any more, after watching this movie ...
Posted Jun 15, 2007
47
3/4
Offside (2006)
48
3/4
Nancy Drew (2007)
Could show a lot of 12-year-olds how much fun movies once were when they weren't compelled to prove their cool.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
49
3/4
You don't walk out of Rise of the Silver Surfer feeling as if you've gone three rounds with the Thing. This is a case where getting less than you bargained for feels like a victory.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
50
3/4
Severance (2006)
It is wonderfully wry, and contains some great gags.
Posted Jun 8, 2007