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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Control Room (2004)
2
1/4
Falls as flat as a Stepford soufflé.
Posted Jun 8, 2004
3
4/4
The Mother (2004)
An evocative, conflicted, and incomparable drama.
Posted Jun 7, 2004
4
3/4
5
3/4
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Posted Jun 5, 2004
6
2.5/4
Although Raising Helen boasts a charming cast with a cute factor that's off the cinematic Richter scale, typical Hollywood predictability rears its ugly head too often.
Posted Jun 5, 2004
7
3/4
8
2.5/4
Hints at our fragile humanity and tries to put a familiar face to the misery.
Posted May 26, 2004
9
2/4
Brilliant when it's working and dull as dishwater when it's not.
Posted May 26, 2004
10
3/4
Saved! (2004)
At long last a religious satire that's as deliciously subversive as it is entertaining.
Posted May 25, 2004
11
2/4
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Posted May 20, 2004
12
4/4
Shrek 2 (2004)
13
3/4
Carandiru (2004)
14
2/4
Van Helsing (2004)
Expect big box-office numbers and a merchandising blitz from Van Helsing -- just don't expect a story or any semblance of logic.
Posted May 13, 2004
15
3/4
Troy (2004)
Cheerfully reminiscent of the classic old-school epics.
Posted May 11, 2004
16
3/4
Mean Girls (2004)
Saturday Night Live scribe Tina Fey can officially pat herself on the back.
Posted May 8, 2004
17
3.5/4
Bon Voyage (2004)
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Posted May 8, 2004
18
3.5/4
A well-crafted cross-breed that utilizes cruel power-plays of both youngsters and adults to support the ominous mood of a first-rate thriller.
Posted May 5, 2004
19
3.5/4
20
3/4
Shouts out a substantial sense of Girl Power to a large and loyal fan base that can officially count me as one of their number.
Posted May 4, 2004
21
2/4
Man on Fire (2004)
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Posted Apr 29, 2004
22
1/4
Godsend (2003)
A bargain basement thriller lacking both thrills and chills.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
23
3/4
An uncompromising glimpse into a life and a land waging a two-hundred year battle for peace.
Posted Apr 27, 2004
24
2/4
Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan appear to like one another, but their sizzle is a fizzle.
Posted Apr 27, 2004
25
3/4
The Punisher (2004)
Although the character's methods may not be admirable, Jane's execution is perfect.
Posted Apr 24, 2004
26
3/4
Doesn't have an original bone in its narrative body, but coasts through on a large dose of Jennifer Garner charm.
Posted Apr 21, 2004
27
3.5/4
Treads emotional waters that barely rippled the surface of Volume 1.
Posted Apr 16, 2004
28
3.5/4
More daring than Risky Business and sweeter than American Pie.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
29
1/4
The resources wasted on this violent and unfunny sequel could make a thousand budding filmmakers weep.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
30
3/4
The Alamo (2004)
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Posted Apr 15, 2004
31
2/4
The project has crowd-pleaser written all over it, but it's that brand of smirky, trying-too-hard entertainment that reeks of desperation.
Posted Apr 14, 2004
32
3.5/4
33
1/4
Walking Tall (2004)
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Posted Apr 5, 2004
34
2/4
Hellboy (2004)
Writer/director Guillermo del Toro puts too much effort on image and not enough on background.
Posted Apr 5, 2004
35
2/4
Put a fork in Disney's 2-D animation empire -- it's officially overcooked.
Posted Apr 5, 2004
36
4/4
Dogville (2003)
Shocks, galvanizes, and exhilarates.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
37
2.5/4
A handful of juvenile jokes and overblown computer effects push Doo 2 into strictly kid-cinema territory.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
38
2.5/4
Each of the characters is occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, and if you can go into this comedy with low expectations, you may emerge refreshed. Considering what this movie might have been, though, makes me long for the old Coen Brothers magic.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
39
2/4
The narrative merely brushes up against the issues, surrounding them with stagy performances and melodramatic results.
Posted Mar 30, 2004
40
3/4
Fitful corny one-liners and an ambiguous climax can be overlooked due to fresh scripting and the vast appeal of Julia Stiles and newcomer Luke Mably.
Posted Mar 29, 2004
41
3/4
Dawn rises past 28 Days Later as the new millennium's best flesh-eating flick.
Posted Mar 25, 2004
42
2/4
Taking Lives (2004)
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Posted Mar 25, 2004
43
3/4
Intermission (2003)
A quirky, Irish six-degrees-of-separation tale that chooses the roundabout route to happily ever after.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
44
3/4
What starts as a routine pimp film segues into an exercise in intrigue, thanks to some snappy editing and savvy performances.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
45
3.5/4
Its social satire is tinged with affable humor and subtle sadnesses, even when the deception is too-lengthily drawn out.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
46
2/4
Jersey Girl (2004)
Lacks the edginess and desperation that personified Kevin Smith's earlier works.
Posted Mar 22, 2004
47
3.5/4
Spartan (2004)
The message may not be comforting, but it's a wake-up call to consider individual rights and responsibilities, political wrongdoing and spin-doctoring, and the role of the press.
Posted Mar 16, 2004
48
2/4
The longtime martial-arts enthusiast in me was officially disturbed by Muniz's phony kung-fu and silly stunt kicks.
Posted Mar 16, 2004
49
3/4
50
3.5/4
Bravo for the revival of the smart thriller.
Posted Mar 10, 2004