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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
Smart, subtle, and deliciously vindictive, this is taut theater with a current of nerve-wracking tension.
Posted Dec 10, 2001
2
3/4
A simple plan with a straightforward execution.
Posted Dec 7, 2001
3
2/4
Intimacy (2001)
Snippets of intrigue reveal themselves too late to salvage the listless storyline.
Posted Dec 3, 2001
4
3/4
A stylistic ping-pong match that nonetheless gives off great energy.
Posted Nov 28, 2001
5
2/4
Burns needs to break into something new that doesn't revolve around love and lust.
Posted Nov 20, 2001
6
3/4
7
4/4
Tape (2001)
8
4/4
Amélie (2001)
9
3/4
Novocaine (2001)
A sharp, unsettling black comedy about dentistry is long overdue.
Posted Nov 12, 2001
10
2.5/4
Heist (2001)
Great verbiage aside, the red herrings and manipulations boil down to too much of a good thing.
Posted Nov 7, 2001
11
2.5/4
Shallow Hal (2001)
This is a wildly uneven farce.
Posted Nov 6, 2001
12
3/4
Focus (2001)
A dark morality tale about fear, about acceptance, and about non-conformity.
Posted Nov 5, 2001
13
1.5/4
The One (2001)
Eighty minutes of dreck for seven snappy minutes of Jet Li going mano-a-mano with himself? I want more.
Posted Oct 31, 2001
14
3.5/4
Every bit as constructively clever as it is technologically brilliant.
Posted Oct 30, 2001
15
3.5/4
Innocence (2001)
It's high time for a reminder - love and lust are NOT sole ownership of the young.
Posted Oct 24, 2001
16
2.5/4
A stylish, mean-spirited, and surprisingly scary horror film.
Posted Oct 24, 2001
17
4/4
One half-step shy of schmaltzy, but relentlessly heartbreaking.
Posted Oct 23, 2001
18
2/4
Waking Life (2001)
Not fond of abstract observation in its rawest form, I found myself on the verge of discourse-induced slumber.
Posted Oct 21, 2001
19
2.5/4
A cautionary tale of heartwarming, and irritating, proportions.
Posted Oct 18, 2001
20
3/4
A warm, insightful documentary, directed with palpable affection by Grisman's eldest daughter Gillian
Posted Oct 16, 2001
21
2/4
From Hell (2001)
An artsy slasher film that makes good use of its large budget for costumes, production design, and surgically graphic corpses
Posted Oct 16, 2001
22
2.5/4
Tilts too steeply into movie-disease-of-the-week territory.
Posted Oct 10, 2001
23
3/4
Iron Monkey (2001)
An engaging action film that sports some of the most impressive onscreen martial arts of the last decade.
Posted Oct 9, 2001
24
2.5/4
Liam (2001)
I confess to the blahs when it comes to Irish/English on-the-dole stories.
Posted Oct 3, 2001
25
3/4
Joy Ride (2001)
Film is infused with John Dahl's terrific sense of the macabre.
Posted Oct 2, 2001
26
3.5/4
Serendipity (2001)
...sheer romantic entertainment.
Posted Oct 1, 2001
27
3.5/4
Training Day (2001)
Denzel Washington tears up the screen as the personification of corrupt evil...
Posted Oct 1, 2001
28
3/4
Zoolander (2001)
Humor occasionally dips low, but let's face it - dumb is fun.
Posted Sep 26, 2001
29
2.5/4
In the battle of style versus substance, it's style by a head.
Posted Sep 24, 2001
30
3/4
It's the Douglas formula and it works.
Posted Sep 24, 2001
31
3/4
Rock Star (2001)
A predictable but engaging romp through the planet of crotch-tight leather pants, big hair, and roadie bus orgies.
Posted Sep 5, 2001
32
2.5/4
O (2001)
Supremely stylish and uncomfortably threatening.
Posted Aug 31, 2001
33
3/4
A delicious testament to love, living, and the art of eating well.
Posted Aug 22, 2001
34
3/4
Smith's filthy dialogue is guaranteed to offend, while inspiring surreptitious giggles.
Posted Aug 22, 2001
35
2/4
From A to Z, this is a poor man's imitation of that legendary classic, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Posted Aug 15, 2001
36
3.5/4
The Deep End (2001)
An unremitting nightmare of comfortable domesticity gone frighteningly awry.
Posted Aug 11, 2001
37
3/4
A wickedly humorous pastiche emphasizing the angst of teenage maleness.
Posted Aug 8, 2001
38
3/4
The Others (2001)
What it lacks in slick computer graphics is more than made up for in creepy dramatic cliches.
Posted Aug 8, 2001
39
3.5/4
A bit of Zeus' myth, a tad of Freud, everything but the kitchen sink.
Posted Aug 1, 2001
40
3/4
It's easy to suspend, or at least relax, critical capacties in the name of good, wholesome fun.
Posted Aug 1, 2001
41
1.5/4
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Chan and Tucker's relationship is an unfortunate chemistry based on racial insults.
Posted Jul 31, 2001
42
2/4
Perhaps most disappointing is the lack of psychological subtleties...
Posted Jul 25, 2001
43
2.5/4
A smart script by Alexander Payne (of "Election" fame) is the saving grace of this been-there, done-that monster mash.
Posted Jul 17, 2001
44
3.5/4
Unbearable tension is coupled with wit and the consistent element of surprise.
Posted Jun 17, 2001
45
3.5/4
Evocative and resonating with pain and hope
Posted Jun 17, 2001
46
3.5/4
Clever concept, made uniquely personal...
Posted Jun 16, 2001
47
3/4
Songcatcher (2001)
...eerily reminiscent of those made-for-TV Disney movies of the 50s and 60s.
Posted Jun 16, 2001
48
3/4
repeat after me, "it's a video game, it's a video game, it's a video game".
Posted Jun 15, 2001
49
2/4
Swordfish (2001)
Someone please tell John Travolta to take a vacation.
Posted Jun 6, 2001
50
3/4
Shadow Magic (2000)
resonates with modern values but maintains its old world charm
Posted Jun 5, 2001