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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
"13 Conversations" holds its goodwill close, but is relatively slow to come to the point.
Posted May 29, 2002
2
3.5/4
In light of the most recent terrorist warnings, this edgy thriller about a lost nuclear weapon reasonates with timely apprehension and dread.
Posted May 29, 2002
3
2.5/4
From the opening strains of the Average White Band's "Pick up the Pieces", you can feel the love.
Posted May 29, 2002
4
3/4
Insomnia (2002)
5
3/4
Break out the Kleenex: Spirit's story is stirring to the point of tears.
Posted May 21, 2002
6
3.5/4
About a Boy (2002)
Sharp edges and a deep vein of sadness run through its otherwise comic narrative.
Posted May 15, 2002
7
3.5/4
A hidden-agenda drama that shouts classic French nuance.
Posted May 13, 2002
8
3/4
Spider-Man (2002)
9
2/4
Disreputable doings and exquisite trappings are dampened by a lackluster script and substandard performances.
Posted Apr 23, 2002
10
2.5/4
Nearly manages to be what "Blow" couldn't - a perpetual night party that generates a sick fascination to the bitter end.
Posted Apr 22, 2002
11
2/4
Crush (2002)
Prurient playthings aside, there's little to love about this English trifle.
Posted Apr 18, 2002
12
3.5/4
Passion, melodrama, sorrow, laugther, and tears cascade over the screen effortlessly...
Posted Apr 16, 2002
13
2/4
The script is too mainstream and the psychology too textbook to intrigue.
Posted Apr 16, 2002
14
3/4
A whip-smart thriller that begs comparison to the gritty mood pieces of the 1970s.
Posted Apr 10, 2002
15
2/4
Human Nature (2002)
Cheap, vulgar dialogue and a plot that crawls along at a snail's pace.
Posted Apr 9, 2002
16
3/4
Amadeus (1984)
17
4/4
Erotic, controversial, and unforgettable.
Posted Apr 2, 2002
18
2.5/4
Panic Room (2002)
Quote not available.
Posted Mar 29, 2002
19
2.5/4
Charming,harmless amusement tailored to the oft-neglected 13-and-under set.
Posted Mar 28, 2002
20
3/4
Weird, vulgar comedy that's definitely an acquired taste.
Posted Mar 28, 2002
21
2/4
The Rookie (2002)
22
3/4
Generates powerful emotions without the aid of unexpected twists or significant conclusions.
Posted Mar 19, 2002
23
2/4
Showtime (2002)
Sloppy construction and a ludicrous subplot drag down the energy, allowing it to surface in mere fits and starts.
Posted Mar 13, 2002
24
3.5/4
Ice Age (2002)
"Ice Age" yields to the temptation of conventional animation standards, but it does so with a clean style and authentic humor.
Posted Mar 13, 2002
25
3/4
Westfeldt and Juergensen exude a chemistry and comfort level that's both saucy and endearing.
Posted Mar 13, 2002
26
2/4
A preposterous action-adventure that smacks heavily of the laborious "The Mummy".
Posted Mar 6, 2002
27
3.5/4
An infectious cultural fable with a tasty balance of family drama and frenetic comedy.
Posted Mar 4, 2002
28
3/4
A heartfelt, yet excessively maudlin, look at the Vietnamese conflict that led the U.S. into a full-blown warfare controversy.
Posted Feb 26, 2002
29
3/4
Sex is the star here, and she shines.
Posted Feb 26, 2002
30
1.5/4
Dragonfly (2002)
Quote not available.
Posted Feb 22, 2002
31
4/4
Iris (2001)
32
1.5/4
Crossroads (2002)
...a plethora of mixed messages for teenage girls...
Posted Feb 13, 2002
33
3/4
John Q (2002)
An edgy, poignant drama that has its heart in the right place.
Posted Feb 13, 2002
34
2/4
A tired re-tread of Disney's well-crafted 1953 cartoon version of "Peter Pan".
Posted Feb 13, 2002
35
3/4
Hart's War (2002)
A study in shades of gray, offering itself up in subtle plot maneuvers...
Posted Feb 13, 2002
36
1/4
I'm sorry to say that this should seal the deal - Arnold is not, nor will he be, back.
Posted Feb 6, 2002
37
3/4
The script is smart and dark - hallelujah for small favors.
Posted Jan 30, 2002
38
3/4
Visually sumptuous and hopelessly romantic...
Posted Jan 29, 2002
39
3/4
As delivered by these two fine young actors, the story is rendered poignant and evocative.
Posted Jan 23, 2002
40
1.5/4
Professionally speaking, it's tempting to jump ship in January to avoid ridiculous schlock like this shoddy suspense thriller.
Posted Jan 23, 2002
41
2.5/4
I Am Sam (2001)
"Sam" gives good melodrama, but pushes too many TV-disease-of-the-week hot buttons.
Posted Jan 21, 2002
42
3.5/4
Lantana (2002)
"Lantana" never veers off its course, but its path twists and turns with a frantic glee reminiscent of "Magnolia"
Posted Jan 17, 2002
43
2/4
Action isn't enough to propel this blessed-with-fine-timing war adventure into anything more than a high-testosterone snoozer.
Posted Jan 15, 2002
44
3/4
The material is punctuated by a series of genuinely funny set-ups made all the more lively by some serious comic talent.
Posted Jan 10, 2002
45
4/4
46
1.5/4
The Majestic (2001)
Shame on you, Frank Darabont, for taking up my precious holiday time with glycerin tears and blue-screen sunsets.
Posted Dec 21, 2001
47
3.5/4
Todd Field has constructed a remarkable first feature, directing with patient, effective pacing and a good eye for detail.
Posted Dec 19, 2001
48
3/4
49
2.5/4
50
2/4
Nothing like a vulgar teen comedy to whet a dry holiday whistle, but I'll take mine with splash of humor.
Posted Dec 13, 2001