Miami Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 24%

Don't Say a Word (2001)

"Until it collapses into a pile of contrivances, Don't Say a Word makes for a serviceable, workmanlike thriller."

Posted Sep 28, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

2 64%

Zoolander (2001)

"Roughly half the jokes in Zoolander fall flat, but they're all delivered with such energy and enthusiasm, even the dud gags are never annoying."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

3 77%

The Turandot Project (2001)

"A fascinating peek not only at the world of opera but also at the discipline, artistry and the pride of the Chinese."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Marta Barber

4 89%

Himalaya (L'Enfance d'un Chef) (Caravan) (1999)

"Valli's cameras capture one breathtaking image after another."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

5 43%

The Monkey's Mask (2001)

"Carries the leaden whiff of the ghosts of thrillers past."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Connie Ogle

6 50%

Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

"Watching it feels like leafing through an old photo album you've been forced to thumb through one time too many."

Posted Sep 27, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

7 69%

The Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (2001)

"Although the movie never so much as flirts with melodrama, there is still a bittersweet undercurrent throughout Adventures of Felix."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

8 29%

Jackpot (2001)

"Ends up a lot like Sunny's singing: pointless and more than a little flat."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Connie Ogle

9 72%

Happy Accidents (2001)

"Conveying a certain amount of charm is key, and there is little in the schlubby presence of Vincent D'Onofrio."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Connie Ogle

10 7%

Glitter (2001)

"Glitter, the kind of movie only 11-year-old girls who dot their i's with hearts would find bearable, is filled with unintentionally humorous moments that tower over any comedy released this year."

Posted Sep 21, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

11 46%

Greenfingers (2001)

"Pleasant, mildly uplifting entertainment."

Posted Sep 13, 2001

Connie Ogle

12 39%

Hardball (2001)

"Cynics may roll their eyes at Hardball's earnestness, but the movie proves even the most conventional stories can move and engage you, provided they're told well."

Posted Sep 13, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

13 90%

Our Song (2001)

"Anyone who understands the subtle shadings of friendship will appreciate Our Song's realistic slice of teen life."

Posted Sep 13, 2001

Connie Ogle

14 53%

A Love Divided (1999)

"The gripping A Love Divided will leave you taking sides, whether or not that was the film's intent."

Posted Sep 7, 2001

Marta Barber

15 48%

Russian Doll (2001)

"A breezy pleasure."

Posted Sep 7, 2001

Cary Darling

16 82%

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (At the Height of Summer) (Mua he chieu thang dung) (2000)

"The film delights the eye and soothes the nerves."

Posted Sep 7, 2001

Marta Barber

17 43%

Two Can Play That Game (2001)

"Overly obvious yet often funny."

Posted Sep 6, 2001

Connie Ogle

18 11%

The Musketeer (2001)

"Muddled where it should be exciting, The Musketeer presents most of its action in dark interiors with far too many cuts and blurry close-ups."

Posted Sep 6, 2001

Charles Savage

19 52%

Rock Star (2001)

"As vacuous as the backstage glitz and debauchery it pretends to criticize."

Posted Sep 6, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

20 82%

The Deep End (2001)

"For all its genre trappings, this is an intelligent, probing study of an ordinary woman under extraordinary duress."

Posted Aug 31, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

21 81%

Jump Tomorrow (Life: A User's Manual) (2001)

"A sweet little oddity that ultimately leaves you -- and George -- with a smile."

Posted Aug 31, 2001

Connie Ogle

22 55%

An American Rhapsody (2001)

"A story this compelling deserves a better telling."

Posted Aug 31, 2001

Connie Ogle

23 64%

O (2001)

"What O lacks in believability, it more than makes up for with a stunning relevancy."

Posted Aug 30, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

24 45%

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

"For the first 30 minutes of Jeepers Creepers, writer-director Victor Salva seems to be spinning the Gein legend into an eerie, grandly effective creepfest. Then the movie veers off onto a drastically different and less satisfying track."

Posted Aug 30, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

25 29%

Bubble Boy (2001)

"Once the juggling balls have hit the floor, Bubble Boy must simply be endured until the lights come up. It seems that in the movies, at least, there is a limit to how far low expectations can take you."

Posted Aug 23, 2001

Charles Savage

26 21%

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

"It's more than a little sad to realize this is what Carpenter's career has come to."

Posted Aug 23, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

27 74%

Tortilla Soup (2001)

"The film is a charmer, filled with homey details that make you nostalgic for a warm and spicy tortilla soup."

Posted Aug 23, 2001

Marta Barber

28 45%

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

"A pleasant, enjoyable diversion for anybody weaned on Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell."

Posted Aug 23, 2001

Connie Ogle

29 53%

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

"The equivalent of a comedian emptying his junk drawer of every stray joke and gag he never found a place for, the movie is sloppy and scattershot, and proud of it."

Posted Aug 23, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

30 92%

Ghost World (2001)

"Subtle, deeply humane."

Posted Aug 17, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

31 44%

Rat Race (2001)

"The movie is so cheerfully, furiously relentless, its contagious silliness wears you down."

Posted Aug 17, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

32 29%

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

"The problem is that the novel is about a lot more than this, and the story suffers in the translation."

Posted Aug 17, 2001

Connie Ogle

33 14%

American Outlaws (2001)

"The dumbest, most risible retelling ever made of the exploits of legendary bank robber Jesse James."

Posted Aug 17, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

34 47%

Brother (2001)

"Kitano's most enjoyable, flat-out fun movie, provided you can stomach the violence."

Posted Aug 10, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

35 83%

The Others (2001)

"Coming near the end of a summer season filled with overproduced, underwritten movies, The Others feels like a small miracle."

Posted Aug 10, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

36 52%

American Pie 2 (2001)

"It has a cheap, slapdash look that indicates no one behind the camera was interested in anything other than another fat payday."

Posted Aug 10, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

37 92%

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

"Hedwig makes for an unforgettable heroine, the perfect center to this wonderfully odd, vivid and dynamic movie."

Posted Aug 3, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

38 47%

The Princess Diaries (2001)

"Gina Wendkos' script, based on Meg Cabot's novel, leaves much to be desired."

Posted Aug 3, 2001

Christine Dolen

39 52%

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

"Action and comedy are more impressive here than in the first film."

Posted Aug 2, 2001

Charles Savage

40 71%

Made (2001)

"Leaves you wishing they hadn't tried so hard to do something different."

Posted Jul 27, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

41 45%

Planet of the Apes (2001)

"A visually extravagant but curiously flat, muted adventure -- one so lackadaisically plotted and structured that it's easy to lose track of what is happening on the screen, even though there's never much to keep track of to begin with."

Posted Jul 26, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

42 31%

America's Sweethearts (2001)

"For the farce it so desperately wants to be, the film often feels slack and too reliant on so-so punch lines for laughs."

Posted Jul 20, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

43 49%

Jurassic Park III (2001)

"As dull as the movie is, at least it's not Pearl Harbor."

Posted Jul 18, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

44 73%

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"The most puzzling, trippiest piece of pop fantasy of Spielberg's career."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

45 73%

The Score (2001)

"Its single-mindedness still makes for a refreshing change from the preposterous bloat of most contemporary action movies."

Posted Jul 13, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

46 68%

Legally Blonde (2001)

"Witherspoon is sunnily appealing."

Posted Jul 13, 2001

Connie Ogle

47 54%

Cats & Dogs (2001)

"Its characters, the two and four-legged varieties, are too lazily drawn for the film to register as more than a pleasant time-killer."

Posted Jul 6, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

48 51%

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

"The Hollywood action genre, sliding into a lazy dependence on computer-generated fakery, needs this authentic kick to the head delivered by Jet Li."

Posted Jul 6, 2001

Charles Savage

49 61%

The King Is Alive (2001)

"The King Is Alive intrigues mainly for its spare style and brittle, sweat-soaked performances."

Posted Jun 22, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

50 60%

The Anniversary Party (2001)

"The kind of movie only the people starring in it could love."

Posted Jun 22, 2001

Rene Rodriguez

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