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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1/4
The Pacifier (2005)
Embarrassingly true to form.
Posted Mar 2, 2005
2
2/4
Tired dysfunctional family drama that speaks to grief and denial in unwieldy doses.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
3
3/4
The Jacket (2005)
Weighs in on a paltry premise but ultimately pays off in tension and redemption.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
4
3.5/4
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda works magic with the harrowing and claustrophobic atmosphere of poverty and need.
Posted Feb 24, 2005
5
3/4
Constantine (2005)
Fans of the horror/fantasy genre will find plenty to applaud, and DC executives can finally breathe a sigh of relief -- even if that's not so easy for John Constantine.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
6
2/4
It's doggie vs. baby vs. daddy vs. deity in a sequel so cartoonish it makes Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) look like a dry documentary.
Posted Feb 18, 2005
7
2/4
Her Majesty (2001)
An excess of tired elements lend the narrative the trite sensation of an ABC After-School Special.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
8
3/4
Filmmaker Judy Irving makes a lovely little mountain out of a molehill in this poignant documentary emphasizing the confluence of man and animal.
Posted Feb 15, 2005
9
1/4
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Posted Feb 12, 2005
10
2/4
Oh bother!
Posted Feb 12, 2005
11
2.5/4
Hitch (2005)
Smith charms his way through piled-on platitudes and social faux-pas' with his groove intact.
Posted Feb 10, 2005
12
3/4
Borne of tragedy and working with unflagging energy to triumph over the odds.
Posted Feb 9, 2005
13
3.5/4
Tony Jaa is the real deal; gently charismatic but gifted with a fierce passion for his sport and its balletic but brutal grace.
Posted Feb 8, 2005
14
2/4
Flashes of engagement mired in starry-eyed pabulum with a bubble-gum score to match.
Posted Feb 2, 2005
15
3/4
16
3/4
Hawke and Fishburne are an excellent odd couple, with the former's honorable cop balancing the latter's confident bad boy.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
17
1/4
De Niro is slumming and he knows it.
Posted Jan 26, 2005
18
1.5/4
Generates a bit of sentiment when it's looking the other way but it's too little too late.
Posted Jan 24, 2005
19
2/4
Won't make it into the winner's circle.
Posted Jan 20, 2005
20
2/4
Ridiculously trite but ultimately harmless.
Posted Jan 17, 2005
21
3/4
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Posted Jan 15, 2005
22
4/4
The Woodsman (2004)
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Posted Jan 15, 2005
23
3/4
Coach Carter (2005)
A cinematic slam-dunk.
Posted Jan 14, 2005
24
2/4
Elektra (2005)
25
3/4
A smart, respectful work that's well-turned by seasoned veterans.
Posted Jan 12, 2005
26
1/4
White Noise (2005)
27
3/4
Dennis Quaid delivers a grounded performance that manages to smooth over the narrative rough patches.
Posted Jan 10, 2005
28
4/4
29
3/4
An anarchic valentine to neurotic, misguided souls who can not and will not embrace defeat.
Posted Jan 1, 2005
30
3/4
Tension, teamwork and a lust for life fuel this admirable remake of the popular 1965 Jimmy Stewart film.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
31
3/4
Always provocative and original, this time Pedro Almodovar reinvents film noir -- spinning an intricate web of desire, deceit, mystery and murder from a queer, Catholic sensibility.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
32
3.5/4
Sometimes Carrey's not-so-funny improvisations are his own undoing, as when he sits in a high-backed chair and feigns electrocution. But more often the children...steal the show.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
33
3.5/4
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Posted Dec 27, 2004
34
3.5/4
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Posted Dec 27, 2004
35
4/4
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Posted Dec 27, 2004
36
2/4
Falls short in many ways, from its vaudevillian-esque sensibility to the look-at-me-Ma attitude pervading every frame.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
37
3/4
By the film's finale you'll pity any poor fool who actually is named Focker -- for following this picture they're certain to see a surge in mockery.
Posted Dec 22, 2004
38
3/4
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Posted Dec 22, 2004
39
2.5/4
40
3/4
The Aviator (2004)
Howard Hughes' vibrant life makes for a worthy biopic that Martin Scorsese crafts in glamorous style.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
41
2/4
Joel Schumacher crafts a musical hiccup with this feebly cast rendition of the infamous stage opera.
Posted Dec 16, 2004
42
3/4
Spanglish (2004)
James L. Brooks' snappy script tempers its feel-goodness with an authentic mean streak that keeps things real.
Posted Dec 13, 2004
43
2/4
44
2/4
Closer (2004)
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Posted Dec 9, 2004
45
2.5/4
46
3/4
Christmas with the Kranks finds a comfortable balance between hilarious and heartwarming. It's the best of both worlds and a pleasant surprise to find under the cineplex tree.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
47
3/4
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Posted Nov 25, 2004
48
1/4
Viewing The Incredibles one night and SpongeBob the next is like spending a weekend in Paris before your visit to Fallujah.
Posted Nov 23, 2004
49
3.5/4
Kinsey (2004)
A candid and beautifully crafted film.
Posted Nov 22, 2004
50
2/4
Alexander (2004)
Steeped in an all-consuming aura of audacious indulgence.
Posted Nov 22, 2004