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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
0.5/4
With unsympathetic characters and a preposterous plot, the film has only the outdoor action scenes to provide a slight diversion from total boredom.
Posted Sep 4, 2005
2
3/4
3
3/4
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 29, 2005
4
'3.5/4'
Rich, eloquent and purposeful.
Posted Aug 27, 2005
5
2/4
The Cave (2005)
One plot twist provides a creative respite from the rehash barrage, but this Cave is better explored on DVD.
Posted Aug 26, 2005
6
3/4
Big salute to rookie director Judd Apatow and funnyman Steve Carell for reinvigorating the R-rated comedy.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
7
'3.5/4'
2046 (2005)
An oblique ode to the enduring intrigues of unrequited love.
Posted Aug 18, 2005
8
'4/4'
Asylum (2005)
Ventures to the bleak side relentlessly and without apology.
Posted Aug 17, 2005
9
'3/4'
Red Eye (2005)
Establishes a mood and manages to keep it edgy and claustrophobic throughout.
Posted Aug 16, 2005
10
2/4
Four Brothers begins with four-star potential, but director John Singleton's latest bullet ballet quickly degrades from taut family drama to sloppy action overdose.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
11
'2/4'
Southern-fried mumbo-jumbo has its gothic moments but the abysmal finale is unforgivable.
Posted Aug 10, 2005
12
3.5/4
Grizzly Man (2005)
A story of astonishing beauty and dark turmoil.
Posted Aug 9, 2005
13
'3.5/4'
14
'4/4'
A wholly and ingeniously realized joy.
Posted Aug 9, 2005
15
'3.5/4'
Junebug (2005)
Southern living feels indescribably delicious in this languorous ode to small-town dysfunction.
Posted Aug 8, 2005
16
'2/4'
A sturdy yet stagnant depiction of courage under fire.
Posted Aug 8, 2005
17
1/4
Stealth (2005)
The blueprints for Stealth called for long-forgotten spare parts, and the end result will likely cause a box-office crash.
Posted Aug 4, 2005
18
'3/4'
November (2005)
Abstract in the extreme but strangely satisfying.
Posted Aug 3, 2005
19
'3.5/4'
A mixed bag of style and ethics fluidly formed into an entertaining and thought-provoking whole.
Posted Aug 3, 2005
20
'2.4'
B-movie pabulum within an A-level marketing plan.
Posted Aug 3, 2005
21
2.5/4
The Island (2005)
Viewers will be contemplating the commentary on life, death and humanity -- after they pop Advils for their pounding headaches.
Posted Jul 28, 2005
22
'3.5/4'
Murderball (2005)
Its energy is unmistakable, born of a fiery determination and single-minded spirit rarely witnessed onscreen or off.
Posted Jul 27, 2005
23
'2.5/4'
Its flaws are patently obvious and they aren't pretty.
Posted Jul 26, 2005
24
4/4
The Everlasting Gobstopper of Dahl adaptations.
Posted Jul 21, 2005
25
'2.5/4'
A melting pot of concepts and cultures comes together in this muddled but occasionally effective drama.
Posted Jul 20, 2005
26
'3/4'
A stark street savvy jockeys for screen time with an overwhelming aura of futility and funk.
Posted Jul 19, 2005
27
'3/4'
Satisfying dramedy with an artery blocked heart.
Posted Jul 14, 2005
28
'3/4'
Machuca (2004)
Dense and well-crafted.
Posted Jul 13, 2005
29
'3/4'
There's no denying the rough-hewn charm of Wilson and Vaughn who chew it up rude and crude on the bumpy road to true love.
Posted Jul 13, 2005
30
31
3/4
(Chiklis and Evans) play the roles as though they had read the Fantastic Four their entire lives.
Posted Jul 8, 2005
32
'3/4'
33
'2.5/4'
Dark Water (2005)
Conventions aside the film establishes a palpable sense of suspicion and dread and manages to retain it throughout.
Posted Jul 6, 2005
34
2/4
Bewitched (2005)
This comedy might make you smile but won't leave you spellbound.
Posted Jul 5, 2005
35
3/4
War is a blast.
Posted Jun 29, 2005
36
2/4
Any responsible person should be wary of a vehicle that accelerates on its own, winks with its headlights and sprays hot oil at hostile onlookers.
Posted Jun 27, 2005
37
3/4
Despite being too bloody for its own good, Land is a different breed of walking-dead movie -- one with soul.
Posted Jun 27, 2005
38
1/4
Failing to make a commitment to character development or genre, Mr. & Mrs. Smith feels like a bad relationship that goes on way too long.
Posted Jun 25, 2005
39
1/4
Despite a charismatic turn by Heather Locklear and comic relief from Carson Kressley, The Perfect Man is far from the perfect movie.
Posted Jun 17, 2005
40
3/4
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 14, 2005
41
'3.5/4'
The boy in the bestial batsuit is bigger and better than ever thanks to a dark veil of secrecy and the menacing genesis of family skeletons.
Posted Jun 13, 2005
42
'3.5/4'
Pawel Pawlikowski has crafted a moody and disturbing love story of manipulation and betrayal with a smattering of spare parts.
Posted Jun 12, 2005
43
'4/4'
An enthralling documentary of uncompromising charm and splendor.
Posted Jun 12, 2005
44
'3.5/4'
Heights (2005)
A smart day-in-the-life-of charmer.
Posted Jun 12, 2005
45
3.5/4
46
'3/4'
When it's good it's very very good; sharp, quirky and joyful.
Posted Jun 8, 2005
47
1/4
A jumble of concepts and half-baked imaginings.
Posted Jun 6, 2005
48
3.5/4
The trailers for this emotionally charged skateboarding picture are more misleading than a politician's pre-election promises.
Posted Jun 3, 2005
49
'2/4'
Rock School (2005)
I dislike the tyrannical tirades and profanity-laced psychology Paul Green uses to inspire his prodigal talent.
Posted Jun 1, 2005
50
'3/4'
A profoundly sweet take on girls growing into women.
Posted May 31, 2005