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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
48%

"Like a book you can't put down, this is one of the rare movies that simply keeps getting better and better."

Posted Sep 5, 2002
2
3%

Feardotcom (2002)

"Anyone not into high-tech splatterfests is advised to take the warning literally, and log on to something more user-friendly."

Posted Aug 29, 2002
3
81%

"A dazzling feature debut for Romanek."

Posted Aug 23, 2002
4
48%

Undisputed (2002)

"A lean, mean, vastly entertaining fight movie."

Posted Aug 22, 2002
5
51%

Simone (2002)

"A high-concept idea in search of plot, a few new wrinkles and a more playful or perverse approach."

Posted Aug 22, 2002
6
43%

"Must-see viewing for anyone involved in the high-tech industry. Others may find it migraine-inducing, despite Moore's attempts at whimsy and spoon feeding."

Posted Aug 22, 2002
7
81%

The Good Girl (2002)

"Think of a small-town cliche or a patronizing stereotype, and you'll find it here."

Posted Aug 15, 2002
8
61%

Blue Crush (2002)

"Blue Crush is like a pop song you can never understand the words to, but the tune is so irresistible you find yourself humming along."

Posted Aug 15, 2002
9
53%

Blood Work (2002)

"This is the Eastwood of old, and the fact that he can still pull off such heroics tells us how far he had to stretch to play nervous and frail."

Posted Aug 9, 2002
10
48%

XXX (2002)

"A movie that feels as if it has been assembled using census charts and market research conducted at Taco Bell."

Posted Aug 8, 2002
11
38%

Full Frontal (2002)

"If Soderbergh's name weren't attached to this project, I'd swear it was by some recent film-school grad who hadn't progressed beyond Navel Gazing 101."

Posted Aug 1, 2002
12
74%

Signs (2002)

"[Shyamalan's] Big Idea raises a Big Question: So what?"

Posted Aug 1, 2002
13
79%

"[Gai] comes closer to any actress I can remember to personifying independence in its purest and, yes, most intimidating form."

Posted Aug 1, 2002
14
71%

"Compelling, beautifully photographed French import."

Posted Aug 1, 2002
15
54%

"A 14-carat stinker, delivered with little sense of fun and less inspiration."

Posted Jul 25, 2002
16
78%

Tadpole (2002)

"Seems precious when it means to be precocious, and pretentious when it can least afford to be."

Posted Jul 25, 2002
17
97%

Read My Lips (2002)

"Overall, it's the best French thriller since With a Friend Like Harry two years ago."

Posted Jul 25, 2002
18
60%

"Sleek and suspenseful."

Posted Jul 18, 2002
19
81%

"We're talking instant family classic here, folks."

Posted Jul 18, 2002
20
66%

"Just keeping it all straight -- real-life filmmaker directing real-life wife in make-believe nude scene about same-named make-believe character's insecurities about same-named wife's make-believe nude scenes -- can leave you a little breathless."

Posted Jul 18, 2002
21
86%

"Some scenes are served up like haiku. Others seem like abstracts of notes [Holofcener] scribbled to herself after sessions at the 'I'm OK, You're OK' corral."

Posted Jul 18, 2002
22
89%

Baran (2002)

"Majidi is an unconventional storyteller, capable of finding beauty in the most depressing places."

Posted Jul 18, 2002
23
48%

"Good for a quick adrenaline surge -- until the next horror fix comes along."

Posted Jul 17, 2002
24
12%

"No, it's not as single-minded as John Carpenter's original, but it's sure a lot smarter and more unnerving than the sequels."

Posted Jul 15, 2002
25
40%

Reign of Fire (2002)

"Reign of Fire, like a lot of films these days, is a bunch of eye-popping effects in search of a plot."

Posted Jul 11, 2002
26
81%

"Newman gives a fierce, astonishing performance."

Posted Jul 11, 2002
27
57%

Like Mike (2002)

"A clean movie suitable for young children."

Posted Jul 2, 2002
28
39%

"MIB II hits its marks reliably enough."

Posted Jul 2, 2002
29
84%

Elling (2002)

"Calls to mind the great screen pairings of dysfunctional buddy pictures of the past."

Posted Jun 27, 2002
30
77%

"The film takes us into the secret world of teenage boys as if first-time director Peter Care had been issued a special password."

Posted Jun 20, 2002
31
90%

"This one blends the best aspects of the mature Spielberg's often warring personality."

Posted Jun 20, 2002
32
32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"Despite the movie's overly simplistic view of the bigotry the Navajos faced in the military ... Windtalkers speaks of a love between men who have come to a place willing to die together."

Posted Jun 13, 2002
33
30%

Scooby-Doo (2002)

"The movie Scooby is a delight -- by turns lovable, charming, conspiratorial and snooty."

Posted Jun 13, 2002
34
83%

"I've seen the best cloak-and-danger exercises, including The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and the original Day of the Jackal, and in terms of story and cold-sweat suspense, I'd rank this one right up there."

Posted Jun 13, 2002
35
82%

The Believer (2002)

"See it. Debate it. Remember it."

Posted Jun 13, 2002
36
10%

Bad Company (2002)

"This formulaic countdown-to-oblivion number is so sluggish and impersonal, it could very well have been directed from two states away by remote-controlled robot."

Posted Jun 6, 2002
37
44%

"A rich, thoroughly engaging drama that is by turns funny, wistful, phantasmagorical and disturbing."

Posted Jun 6, 2002
38
59%

"In terms of escapist fun, this one ranks right up there with a newsreel tour of ground zero in Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Posted May 30, 2002
39
95%

"If you haven't sampled India's indigenous cinema, this is a great place to begin."

Posted May 30, 2002
40
69%

"At its most basic, this cartoon adventure is that wind-in-the-hair exhilarating."

Posted May 23, 2002
41
92%

Insomnia (2002)

"Proves the best (read: most unsettling) of its type since The Pledge."

Posted May 23, 2002
42
22%

Enough (2002)

"It's his brazenness -- and Campbell's utterly creepy performance -- that keeps the story revved up, even when you feel it's being spelled out for you in Crayola."

Posted May 23, 2002
43
72%

Enigma (2002)

"Apted and Stoppard have bitten off too much as they attempt to juggle an espionage plot and parallel past/present romances."

Posted May 23, 2002
44
94%

About a Boy (2002)

"Hoult is one of those amazing child actors whose faces serve as sheer membrane to their hearts."

Posted May 16, 2002
45
65%

"Clones is more star chores than Star Wars."

Posted May 15, 2002
46
49%

Unfaithful (2002)

"After posing a moral dilemma worthy of serious consideration, [Lyne] resorts to genre solutions. That worked in Fatal Attraction, which resolved itself as a horror film, but it doesn't work here."

Posted May 9, 2002
47
48%

"Proves a lovely trifle that, unfortunately, is a little too in love with its own cuteness."

Posted May 9, 2002
48
92%
49
47%

"Inspired in stretches and offers Allen the actor the best role he's had in ages."

Posted May 2, 2002
50
89%

Spider-Man (2002)

"A good movie that would be a better one if it were 15 minutes shorter, and a great movie if it were a half-hour shorter."

Posted May 2, 2002