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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Vanity Fair (2004)
Mira Nair's keen eye and artistic flair are abundantly evident in this lush screen adaptation.
Posted Sep 1, 2004
2
2/4
Wicker Park (2004)
Wooden performances, bad musical choices and one too many twists kill the good times.
Posted Sep 1, 2004
3
3.5/4
Mean Creek (2004)
The poignant story represents its players' vulnerabilities with swift and clean lines.
Posted Aug 25, 2004
4
2/4
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
5
2.5/4
It's like The Goonies on acid.
Posted Aug 20, 2004
6
3/4
Black Mask (1997)
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Posted Aug 19, 2004
7
2/4
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Posted Aug 19, 2004
8
2/4
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
9
3.5/4
A delirious pulp musical cum waste-laying siege that knows no parallel.
Posted Aug 11, 2004
10
3/4
Garden State (2004)
Zack Braff works wonders with his spare narrative and funky ensemble.
Posted Aug 10, 2004
11
2/4
Big-screen advertisement for Palm Pilots and romantic paranoia.
Posted Aug 6, 2004
12
2/4
The pacing is clunky, with the flat feel of a sitcom.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
13
3.5/4
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Posted Aug 5, 2004
14
3.5/4
Collateral (2004)
A roller-coaster ride of transient pleasures.
Posted Aug 4, 2004
15
2/4
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
16
2.5/4
A shrewdly observed analysis of the female psyche.
Posted Aug 3, 2004
17
3/4
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
18
1/4
Thunderbirds (2004)
Newcomer Corbet is forced to carry the film, a daunting prospect for even the most magnetic young performers.
Posted Jul 30, 2004
19
3/4
Captured the imagination of a generation on the cusp of a musical and social cataclysm.
Posted Jul 30, 2004
20
4/4
Totally gnarly, dude.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
21
3/4
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Posted Jul 29, 2004
22
3/4
A cinematic page-turner.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
23
4/4
The Village (2004)
Significant and unforgettable.
Posted Jul 28, 2004
24
2.5/4
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
25
3/4
Narrative wobbles a tremulous line between heartfelt and glib, keeping just within the confines of realistic emotion and credulity.
Posted Jul 27, 2004
26
3/4
Catwoman (2004)
27
2/4
At turns evocatively elliptical and artistically manipulative, this ode to self-discovery is visually stunning but altogether too exasperating.
Posted Jul 21, 2004
28
4/4
29
2.5/4
Sleepover (2004)
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Posted Jul 20, 2004
30
2/4
King Arthur (2004)
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Posted Jul 20, 2004
31
2/4
Only several charismatic actors and fleeting moments of genuine romance survive this modern thrashing of the age-old fairy tale.
Posted Jul 16, 2004
32
2.5/4
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
33
3/4
Word Wars (2004)
34
2.5/4
Anchorman is packed with genuine laughs and a plethora of pleasant cameos
Posted Jul 13, 2004
35
3/4
Dodgeball ducks most filmmaking no-nos and manages to serve up a light-hearted treat.
Posted Jul 3, 2004
36
2.5/4
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Posted Jul 3, 2004
37
3/4
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
38
4/4
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
This is the most honest and entertaining comic book film ever made.
Posted Jul 3, 2004
39
3/4
The Clearing (2004)
The mood is atmospheric and the pace occasionally falters, but this is mature and thought-provoking work.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
40
3.5/4
A love story for the adult who dares to dream.
Posted Jun 23, 2004
41
2/4
De-Lovely (2004)
All dressed up with nowhere to go.
Posted Jun 23, 2004
42
1/4
White Chicks (2004)
Marlon and Shawn Wayans have finally crossed my line.
Posted Jun 23, 2004
43
2.5/4
The Notebook (2004)
Manages to touch a chord, even if it's a minor one.
Posted Jun 23, 2004
44
3.5/4
Michael Moore manages to sidestep his trademark grandstanding in the name of provocateur journalism and the dawn of resolution.
Posted Jun 22, 2004
45
4/4
46
3/4
Speaks of perfect simplicity and small pleasures.
Posted Jun 16, 2004
47
3/4
The Terminal (2004)
The subtle implications of Viktor Navorski's inimitable status are pregnant with charm.
Posted Jun 16, 2004
48
2/4
It would have been more apropos had the filmmakers titled this confusing sci-fi epic 'The Chronicles of Ridiculous.'
Posted Jun 14, 2004
49
2/4
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
50
1/4
Mistakes insults for jests and racism for narrative guile.
Posted Jun 12, 2004