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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
85%

The Descent (2006)

"Grabs at the jugular and doesn't let go until the last gory frame."

Posted Aug 4, 2006
2
91%

"Charming little indie that puts generation-gap dysfunction on the map ..."

Posted Aug 4, 2006
3
40%

"Tidy psychological thriller taut with tension and intrigue."

Posted Aug 4, 2006
4
72%

"The actors each do their part to rev up the silly fun, whether it's Reilly's goofy 'shake and bake' slogan, Cohen's absurd French accent or Ferrell's graceless physicality"

Posted Aug 4, 2006
5
80%

Posted Jul 29, 2006
6
98%

"Almodovar does a remarkable job of running all kinds of threads through All About My Mother, tugging on each one before he methodically ties them up."

Posted Jul 29, 2006
7
47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"A dark pastiche of murky drug deals and menacing thugs sans the tongue-in-cheek humor and neon nights of television's crayola-washed classic."

Posted Jul 26, 2006
8
40%

Scoop (2006)

"The sort of comic frippery that's wearing thin with age and repetition."

Posted Jul 26, 2006
9
74%

Monster House (2006)

"Sometimes irreverently hip and sometimes sweet, the spooky-house tale provides the best and worst in family entertainment."

Posted Jul 23, 2006
10
69%

"A Scanner Darkly is well worth viewing solely because films this unusual are rare in our Hollywood-infused world of pirates and popcorn."

Posted Jul 22, 2006
11
63%

Clerks II (2006)

"Wickedly irreverent and bone-tickling funny."

Posted Jul 19, 2006
12
24%

"A well-crafted and well-intentioned misstep."

Posted Jul 19, 2006
13
54%

"Bottles of rum are everywhere, but the ho-ho-hos are in short supply in Gore Verbinski's second voyage."

Posted Jul 15, 2006
14
63%

Kansas City (1996)

Posted Jul 15, 2006
15
21%

"Vacillates wildly between the scattered pearls of comic classics and bone-tired comic convention."

Posted Jul 12, 2006
16
75%

"Despite themes as outdated as last season's wardrobe, the comedy delivers lightweight entertainment."

Posted Jul 8, 2006
17
76%

"Although Singer's take on Superman is slightly reminiscent of Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong - epic, breathtaking and a bit over-indulgent - Returns is a welcome addition to the cinematic superhero library."

Posted Jun 28, 2006
18
32%

Click (2006)

"Fans of Sandler shouldn't skip past this surprising treat, a soulful and silly comedy with plenty to pause and appreciate."

Posted Jun 26, 2006
19
80%

"Numbness starts to set in. Frenetic action wrapped around a razor wire-thin script will do that to you."

Posted Jun 24, 2006
20
35%

"One of the most nonsensical and unsatisfying films of the year."

Posted Jun 24, 2006
21
40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"Although the film itself gets trapped in a headlock of steady stupidity (think fart jokes and juvenile slapstick), funnyman Jack Black delivers a riotous performance that helps viewers embrace the silly fun."

Posted Jun 19, 2006
22
74%

Cars (2006)

"Make no mistake - Cars is still the best animated film this year. But with Pixar behind the wheel, the film should have cruised to must-see status. Instead, it stalls."

Posted Jun 9, 2006
23
27%

The Omen (2006)

"A faithful re-creation altered to appease a modern audience's thirst for well-crafted gore."

Posted Jun 4, 2006
24
88%

"The specifics create a sit-up-and-take-notice aura of doom that pervades the narrative much like Al Gore's impending disaster doc."

Posted Jun 4, 2006
25
81%

" An uneven yarn of pregnant pauses punctuated by charm."

Posted Jun 4, 2006
26
36%

"Director Terry Zwigoff and comic book artist-turned-screenwriter Daniel Clowes follow up their Ghost World success with a less satisfying collaboration."

Posted Jun 3, 2006
27
33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"Akin to an unhealthy relationship, this self-described 'anti-romantic comedy' begins hot and heavy before buckling beneath the weight of pointless conflicts and ridiculous game-playing."

Posted Jun 2, 2006
28
93%

"Illuminating and distressing...a grave message indeed."

Posted May 30, 2006
29
25%

"So Dan Brown isn't Umberto Eco, and The Da Vinci Code can't hold a rosebud to Citizen Kane. Howard still plays by the book closely enough to entertain fans and the uninitiated alike."

Posted May 27, 2006
30
81%

"Agreeably educational and delightfully illuminating."

Posted May 24, 2006
31
58%

"Sacrifices socio-political relevance for flashy pyrotechnics and visceral pleasures galore."

Posted May 24, 2006
32
75%

"A colorful charmer that proves Disney/Pixar is not the only animation powerhouse."

Posted May 22, 2006
33
52%

"Misfires like a seized-up six-shooter."

Posted May 12, 2006
34
13%

Just My Luck (2006)

"The definition of dumb Luck has been captured on celluloid."

Posted May 12, 2006
35
25%

The Lost City (2005)

"Handsomely executed but hopelessly flawed."

Posted May 10, 2006
36
33%

Poseidon (2006)

"Easier to forgive the sodden clichés and jump on board the nautical roller coaster ride."

Posted May 9, 2006
37
31%

Stick It (2006)

"Peregrym lands on her feet, even if the movie doesn't."

Posted May 6, 2006
38
51%

"Lucky Number Slevin starts off as entertaining original but comes up empty at the end."

Posted May 6, 2006
39
57%

Kinky Boots (2006)

"Chiwetel Ejiofor dishes out another magnetic performance despite a storyline that wavers from innovative to obvious."

Posted May 5, 2006
40
70%

"Cruise reminds us what he does best, and it has nothing to do with TomKat or Scientology."

Posted May 5, 2006
41
31%

"A messy fairy tale that speaks to tainted ambition and destiny."

Posted May 3, 2006
42
68%

Hard Candy (2006)

"Curiously sticky with the residue of lurid exploitation."

Posted Apr 26, 2006
43
84%

"Utilizes every cliché in the book to hammer its point home with maximum sugar content."

Posted Apr 25, 2006
44
91%

United 93 (2006)

"A fresh and powerful reminder of the day the music died."

Posted Apr 23, 2006
45
33%

The Sentinel (2006)

"Gives a good name to the brand of cookie-cutter thriller that satisfies like no other."

Posted Apr 19, 2006
46
41%

"A broad-based lampoon that envelops too much material and tries far too hard to please."

Posted Apr 19, 2006
47
56%

"Director Mary Harron chooses the path of least resistance while keeping it playful and provocative."

Posted Apr 12, 2006
48
80%

Brick (2006)

"A richly textured and abstract teen thriller."

Posted Apr 10, 2006
49
86%

L'Enfant (2006)

"As a character study it delivers the goods, fraught with the sweet tension and painful heartbreak of coming of age and living on the edge."

Posted Apr 10, 2006
50
60%

Lonesome Jim (2006)

"Everything from the film's washed out, grainy look to the dialogue rings false."

Posted Apr 8, 2006