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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
65%

Posted Sep 2, 2004
2
51%

Vanity Fair (2004)

"Mira Nair's keen eye and artistic flair are abundantly evident in this lush screen adaptation."

Posted Sep 1, 2004
3
25%

Wicker Park (2004)

"Wooden performances, bad musical choices and one too many twists kill the good times."

Posted Sep 1, 2004
4
90%

Mean Creek (2004)

"The poignant story represents its players' vulnerabilities with swift and clean lines."

Posted Aug 25, 2004
5
18%

Suspect Zero (2004)

"Snappy technique can't disguise the fact that this is a tired pastiche of the serial killer classics that have come before it."

Posted Aug 25, 2004
6
14%

"It's like The Goonies on acid."

Posted Aug 20, 2004
7
48%

Black Mask (1999)

Posted Aug 19, 2004
8
25%

Posted Aug 19, 2004
9
19%

She Hate Me (2004)

" Spike Lee's bold voice is lost in a sea of snaky narrative threads that squeeze the plot and virtually choke it to death."

Posted Aug 19, 2004
10
86%

"A delirious pulp musical cum waste-laying siege that knows no parallel."

Posted Aug 11, 2004
11
86%

Garden State (2004)

"Zack Braff works wonders with his spare narrative and funky ensemble."

Posted Aug 10, 2004
12
21%

"Big-screen advertisement for Palm Pilots and romantic paranoia."

Posted Aug 6, 2004
13
74%

"The pacing is clunky, with the flat feel of a sitcom."

Posted Aug 5, 2004
14
97%

Posted Aug 5, 2004
15
86%

Collateral (2004)

"A roller-coaster ride of transient pleasures."

Posted Aug 4, 2004
16
36%

Touch of Pink (2004)

"A hit-and-miss affair that has its heart in the right place but treads a razor thin line between romantic and ridiculous."

Posted Aug 3, 2004
17
86%

"A shrewdly observed analysis of the female psyche."

Posted Aug 3, 2004
18
72%

Open Water (2004)

"Writer/director Chris Kentis ekes genuine tension from little more than a pair of luckless yuppies and a relentless, unforgiving body of water."

Posted Aug 2, 2004
19
19%

Thunderbirds (2004)

"Newcomer Corbet is forced to carry the film, a daunting prospect for even the most magnetic young performers."

Posted Jul 30, 2004
20
96%

"Captured the imagination of a generation on the cusp of a musical and social cataclysm."

Posted Jul 30, 2004
21
93%

Riding Giants (2004)

"Totally gnarly, dude."

Posted Jul 29, 2004
22
67%

Posted Jul 29, 2004
23
81%

"A cinematic page-turner."

Posted Jul 29, 2004
24
43%

The Village (2004)

"Significant and unforgettable."

Posted Jul 28, 2004
25
81%

"When it's good, it's very good, keeping its twists close to the vest and unfolding its mysteries in marvelous movie time."

Posted Jul 27, 2004
26
49%

"Narrative wobbles a tremulous line between heartfelt and glib, keeping just within the confines of realistic emotion and credulity."

Posted Jul 27, 2004
27
9%

Catwoman (2004)

28
41%

"At turns evocatively elliptical and artistically manipulative, this ode to self-discovery is visually stunning but altogether too exasperating."

Posted Jul 21, 2004
29
99%
30
15%

Sleepover (2004)

Posted Jul 20, 2004
31
31%

King Arthur (2004)

Posted Jul 20, 2004
32
11%

"Only several charismatic actors and fleeting moments of genuine romance survive this modern thrashing of the age-old fairy tale."

Posted Jul 16, 2004
33
58%

I, Robot (2004)

"One can't help but admire a know-how that permits a generation of walking nuts-and-bolts to move effortlessly amongst men."

Posted Jul 14, 2004
34
89%

Word Wars (2004)

35
66%

"Anchorman is packed with genuine laughs and a plethora of pleasant cameos"

Posted Jul 13, 2004
36
70%

"Dodgeball ducks most filmmaking no-nos and manages to serve up a light-hearted treat."

Posted Jul 3, 2004
37
31%

Posted Jul 3, 2004
38
78%

Two Brothers (2004)

"Although the lulled pacing of Two Brothers could put an insomniac in slumber land, the film's leading felines are more captivating than most high-paid Hollywood stars."

Posted Jul 3, 2004
39
93%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

"This is the most honest and entertaining comic book film ever made."

Posted Jul 3, 2004
40
43%

The Clearing (2004)

"The mood is atmospheric and the pace occasionally falters, but this is mature and thought-provoking work."

Posted Jun 24, 2004
41
95%

Before Sunset (2004)

"A love story for the adult who dares to dream."

Posted Jun 23, 2004
42
48%

De-Lovely (2004)

"All dressed up with nowhere to go."

Posted Jun 23, 2004
43
15%

White Chicks (2004)

"Marlon and Shawn Wayans have finally crossed my line."

Posted Jun 23, 2004
44
52%

The Notebook (2004)

" Manages to touch a chord, even if it's a minor one."

Posted Jun 23, 2004
45
83%

" Michael Moore manages to sidestep his trademark grandstanding in the name of provocateur journalism and the dawn of resolution."

Posted Jun 22, 2004
46
89%
47
94%

"Speaks of perfect simplicity and small pleasures."

Posted Jun 16, 2004
48
61%

The Terminal (2004)

"The subtle implications of Viktor Navorski's inimitable status are pregnant with charm."

Posted Jun 16, 2004
49
29%

"It would have been more apropos had the filmmakers titled this confusing sci-fi epic 'The Chronicles of Ridiculous.'"

Posted Jun 14, 2004
50
15%

"This family-friendly film is not unlike Garfield himself -- cute and charming at times, but more often lazy and self-serving."

Posted Jun 14, 2004