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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
'3/4'
Rings of formula but has moxie to spare.
Posted May 31, 2005
2
2/4
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Posted May 27, 2005
3
'3.5/4'
A precocious documentary that speaks the universal language of rhythm and soul.
Posted May 25, 2005
4
'2.5/4'
Madagascar (2005)
The cuddly factor ultimately wears thin...
Posted May 24, 2005
5
1/4
They didn't use much imagination -- or paper -- on this script.
Posted May 19, 2005
6
3/4
7
'4/4'
Layer Cake (2005)
A snap, crackle, pop mobster classic.
Posted May 18, 2005
8
2.5/4
Kicking & Screaming is a worthwhile family film in a season full of Sin. But this one scores on an error.
Posted May 13, 2005
9
2/4
3-Iron (2004)
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Posted May 12, 2005
10
'2.5/4'
Mindhunters (2005)
11
'3/4'
A creeping Morning Glory of a film, slowly blossoming into its unkempt beauty.
Posted May 10, 2005
12
'1/4'
Lots of potential for laughs but few if any genuinely funny moments.
Posted May 9, 2005
13
2/4
House of Wax (2005)
This is bad horror at its best: hokey, predictable and completely unrealistic.
Posted May 6, 2005
14
2.5/4
Palindromes (2004)
15
2/4
A bewildering mishmash of battle scenes and tenuous relationships that calls for heartthrob Orlando Bloom to save the day in a rags-to-riches hurry.
Posted May 4, 2005
16
4/4
Crash (2004)
17
2/4
The pace is so slow that die-hard fans will be using their towels for pillows.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
18
2.5/4
In the nick of time the rave vibe finds its own rhythm and humor.
Posted Apr 27, 2005
19
3.5/4
20
2/4
House of D (2004)
A mawkish coming-of-age tale that relies on melodramatic theatrics.
Posted Apr 25, 2005
21
2/4
The smart political thriller; a classic breed of cinema that faces permanent extinction thanks to soulless efforts like this one.
Posted Apr 20, 2005
22
3/4
A lovely, quiet drama that slowly unravels layers of pain and frustration.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
23
4/4
A deep river of imagination flows through Stephen Chow's indiscriminate fairy tale.
Posted Apr 18, 2005
24
2.5/4
A precocious laugher that manages some fresh tangents before dissolving into conventional pabulum.
Posted Apr 18, 2005
25
1/4
The snore-inducing lack of real thrills and a storyline that seriously strains believability make Amityville harder to watch than it is to pronounce.
Posted Apr 18, 2005
26
4/4
Look at Me (2005)
Quote not available.
Posted Apr 14, 2005
27
1/4
Sahara (2005)
Quote not available.
Posted Apr 14, 2005
28
3.5/4
Oldboy (2005)
Carefully crafted chaos cloaked in gloriously gruesome color.
Posted Apr 13, 2005
29
3/4
Mondovino (2005)
Speaks to a genuine love for the grape.
Posted Apr 13, 2005
30
3/4
Fever Pitch (2005)
31
2/4
Sin City (2005)
Although Rodriquez grabs Miller's dialogue and uses his breathtaking panels as storyboards, he loses the connections and tragic back stories of the protagonists.
Posted Apr 7, 2005
32
3.5/4
Crackling with the thrill of the chase.
Posted Apr 6, 2005
33
1/4
Trips over itself more than Gracie Hart. And it never gets up.
Posted Mar 31, 2005
34
2/4
Beauty Shop (2005)
Barbershop has been given a cinematic sex-change operation.
Posted Mar 30, 2005
35
3.5/4
Deep, rich and altogether satisfying.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
36
2/4
The Ring Two (2005)
This pallid follow-up to 2002's most frightening film plays like an auction for abandoned horror-flick props and icons.
Posted Mar 24, 2005
37
3/4
A cerebrally frothy charmer.
Posted Mar 23, 2005
38
3/4
Off the Map (2003)
39
3/4
Millions (2005)
Danny Boyle flaunts his diverse talent by tackling the lighter side of family values with infectious whimsy.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
40
1/4
D.E.B.S. (2004)
Deliberate, dimwitted and surprisingly dull.
Posted Mar 21, 2005
41
3/4
Ganz is astonishing, tackling his unseemly subject with guts, vigor and a fair share of eerie charm.
Posted Mar 16, 2005
42
3.5/4
Its comedy is refreshingly black and its farcical edge sharp.
Posted Mar 16, 2005
43
3.5/4
Lacks objective throughout but its essence is both moody and bittersweet.
Posted Mar 15, 2005
44
1/4
45
3/4
Hostage (2005)
In a movie season that has Vin Diesel changing diapers and The Rock singing show tunes, it's nice to have Willis back in action.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
46
3.5/4
Dear Frankie (2005)
Narrative improbabilities aren't for everyone but they go down easily with the proverbial grain of salt.
Posted Mar 9, 2005
47
3/4
Robots (2005)
Futuristic cityscapes animated to cutting-edge perfection and a narrative paced like a well-oiled machine.
Posted Mar 9, 2005
48
3/4
As powerful as raining artillery and as listless as a weekend bash at a bombed-out pleasure palace.
Posted Mar 7, 2005
49
3/4
Be Cool (2005)
Transgressions can be overlooked thanks to cast members so cool they make the title feel like a mantra.
Posted Mar 7, 2005
50
2/4
Like Perry's acting, the movie swings from manic comedy to quiet drama in a heartbeat.
Posted Mar 3, 2005