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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
Ensemble acting has never felt so clean and unencumbered.
Posted Jun 5, 2001
2
1.5/4
Even Lawrence's comedic talent can't overcome a sense of narrative futility.
Posted May 30, 2001
3
2.5/4
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Call it WWII Lite.
Posted May 23, 2001
4
2/4
Angel Eyes (2001)
Jennifer Lopez has to suffer through it all in the name of $10 million a picture
Posted May 16, 2001
5
3.5/4
Shrek (2001)
6
3/4
Merchant-Ivory know their way around a lush adaptation.
Posted May 14, 2001
7
3/4
The dramatic tensions and character fabrications are pure Hitchcock.
Posted May 6, 2001
8
1/4
Parlez vous rip-off? No action adventure is spared a repeat performance in this CG-saturated nightmare.
Posted May 2, 2001
9
3/4
Love and obsession make beautiful music together in this romantic drama
Posted Apr 30, 2001
10
2/4
Loses steam early on as the result of a jumping bean plot.
Posted Apr 25, 2001
11
3/4
Driven (2001)
...the total testosterone package.
Posted Apr 25, 2001
12
3.5/4
...pulsing with energy, fear, and determination
Posted Apr 24, 2001
13
2/4
The plot, if you can dignify it as such, is as pedestrian as it sounds.
Posted Apr 19, 2001
14
3/4
Shameless product placement adds a refreshing wink and a nudge to this hyper kinetic rags-to-riches musical
Posted Apr 15, 2001
15
3.5/4
The Dish (2001)
Small moments, bigger moments, and an adequate sense of just so.
Posted Apr 4, 2001
16
4/4
Six-degrees- of-separation has never felt so merciless and ironic
Posted Apr 3, 2001
17
2.5/4
Blow (2001)
The climax is a paean to the cheesy melodrama.
Posted Apr 2, 2001
18
3/4
The quickening pulse is the very real performance of Ashley Judd
Posted Mar 29, 2001
19
2/4
Tomcats (2001)
A wildly uneven charade, swinging between the wildly offensive and some genuine, tasteless humor.
Posted Mar 28, 2001
20
3/4
Me You Them (2001)
For the culturally uninitiated (us), it's a judgmental struggle regarding this Brazilian Lolita and her unorthodox cabaret.
Posted Mar 25, 2001
21
2.5/4
No topic is too sacred for the ferocious Farrellys.
Posted Mar 20, 2001
22
3.5/4
The charm of this fanatical spoof relies on heavy doses of nervous humor to support its outrageous action.
Posted Mar 14, 2001
23
3/4
A big hip-hip-hooray for our boys in Red
Posted Mar 14, 2001
24
3.5/4
Moody and provocative romantic epic
Posted Mar 14, 2001
25
3/4
15 Minutes (2001)
A couple of surprise twists and catchy POV-video imagery add to the uniquely unpredictable character of this explosive thriller
Posted Mar 14, 2001
26
3/4
Quote not available.
Posted May 26, 2000
27
9/10
Highly reminiscent of a taut Hitchcock thriller.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
8/10
A pleasing package.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
8/10
The chemistry between the age-challenged lovers is exceptionally sweet, and crucial to the success of the project.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
9/10
A thoroughly grounded statement about the human condition.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
9/10
Notting Hill (1999)
Slick look, a bit of experimental camera work, and clever montages.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
8/10
An action-packed and energetic ode to the 60s, and every spy movie ever made.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
9/10
Perfectly wicked and hilarious!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
10/10
Marvelous filmmaking on every level.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
9/10
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Those wizards at Pixar sure know how to put on a show.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
8/10
A nice breather from the relentless humor of extraterrestrial procreation.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
2/4
38
9/10
The Best Man (1999)
Crisp dialogue and snappy direction.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
7/10
Erin Brockovich strikes out.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
6/10
The Muse (1999)
The lead performances of Brooks, MacDowell, and Stone are critical to the story's success, and ultimately fall flat.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
4/4
Chicken Run (2000)
42
4/10
There's no story to speak of.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
8/10
Banish all thoughts of Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh as shoot 'em up action heroes.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
4/10
Stilted dialogue, ridiculous storyline and spurting arteries combine for a very ugly filmgoing experience.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
5/10
Groove (2000)
In the process of enlightening the masses on the hipster party scene, Mr. Harrison forgot to make an interesting movie.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
10/10
Gladiator (2000)
47
8/10
Laughter and tears are both subtly drawn out and jack-hammered home.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
6/10
Kikujiro (2000)
... when the adult is a lout and the child is a silent dullard, the formula loses its punch.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
3.5/4
Even when the violence gets out of control, as bad as 'a bad day in Bosnia,' there's an underlying level of wit and humor.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
10/10
Magnolia (1999)
A stunning achievement.
Posted Jan 1, 2000