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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Ratatouille (2007)
Ratatouille is a well-written and delightfully entertaining movie and the best animated film of the year.
Posted Jul 3, 2007
2
4/5
In an election season where there's so much bitter partisan bickering, it's good to see that some people haven't lost their non-partisan sense of humour.
Posted Oct 26, 2004
3
4/5
Garden State (2004)
"Lo and behold, the Scrubs guy turns out to be a pretty good filmmaker."
Posted Aug 20, 2004
4
3/5
"The stoner flick has a new face."
Posted Aug 20, 2004
5
4/5
Collateral (2004)
"Screenwriter Stuart Beattie can be faulted for his cop-out ending, but the other principal players make the best of what they're given to work with."
Posted Aug 20, 2004
6
3/5
De-Lovely (2004)
Judd is a natural to play a sophisticated Kentucky belle, while Kline's Ivy-League demeanour and metrosexual mannerisms make him the perfect candidate to play Porter.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
7
2/5
The Notebook (2004)
Perhaps it's a stretch to call this a 'literary' romance. It's firmly entrenched in pulp territory.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
8
4/5
Baadasssss! (2003)
Baadasssss! is not only a poignant portrait of Melvin Van Peebles' drive and determination, but also a revealing glimpse at the crazy world of independent film making.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
9
2/5
King Arthur (2004)
... a historical drama that emphasizes the drama over the history.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
10
1/5
Even the most loyal Jarmusch aficionado will find significant portions of this film to be an incredible bore.
Posted May 25, 2004
11
1/5
Van Helsing (2004)
...an effects-driven travesty that purees some of literature's classic horror stories into bland, action-driven pulp.
Posted May 18, 2004
12
2/5
Anyone who has seen Spike Jonze's video for the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' has witnessed a far more effective parody of the '70s cop show.
Posted Mar 9, 2004
13
3/5
If this sounds like a typical Hollywood-fuelled 'opposites attract' story, rest assured there's a high degree of verisimilitude in the way these jaded lovebirds come together.
Posted Mar 5, 2004
14
3/5
[B]usiness is good for Cedric the Entertainer.
Posted Feb 6, 2004
15
2/5
Although the story is well structured, Ozon injects it with too much bile...
Posted Feb 5, 2004
16
2/5
One suspects that David Hasselhoff acted as an uncredited consultant...
Posted Feb 5, 2004
17
4/5
Monster (2004)
Monster is noteworthy primarily for Theron's performance, a brilliant career-shifting move for her and the strongest cinematic performance in 2003.
Posted Jan 16, 2004
18
2/5
Pieces Of April deserves a few points for style, as well as for Clarkson's effort, but nothing for its insubstantial use of story and character.
Posted Nov 21, 2003
19
1/5
I lament the fact that new generations will likely learn about Seuss' story via this CGI-laden monstrosity...
Posted Nov 21, 2003
20
2/5
Watching The Human Stain, you'll likely only care about the money you've spent to watch overpaid actors work on auto-pilot.
Posted Nov 3, 2003
21
4/5
Alien (1979)
Has Alien aged well? If you appreciate the more aesthetic attributes of sci-fi and horror genres... you'll find new revelations with this print.
Posted Oct 30, 2003
22
4/5
The first half of Kill Bill is far more exciting than any action flick that passed through this mediocre summer season.
Posted Oct 21, 2003
23
1/5
Grind (2003)
One has to wonder, with all the TV shows like Jackass, MTV Road Rules and the myriad pro skater DVD compilations out there, why someone would pay expensive theatre prices to see this film.
Posted Aug 31, 2003
24
1/5
Flashy stunts and special effects never looked so dull, while the story is about as involving as those of the Tomb Raider video games.
Posted Aug 8, 2003
25
2/5
Le Divorce (2003)
Eye-candy production values and stellar performances can't rescue a weak script.
Posted Aug 8, 2003
26
4/5
Raising Victor Vargas is a coming-of-age tale told with sensitivity and humour, challenging the notion that films about inner-city folk need to have tragic characters or endings
Posted Jul 24, 2003
27
2/5
Bad Boys II (2003)
When the scenes involving rocket launchers hit the screen, I had a revelation. Bad Boys II didn't remind me of another film, but rather a video game - namely Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Posted Jul 24, 2003
28
4/5
Hulk (2003)
Lee's direction [is] the true marvel of this Marvel comic tale. He sets up multi-frame shots, emulating the look of a comic book, with a plethora of flashy screen wipes and dissolves. The edits are more spectacular than the CGI work.
Posted Jun 21, 2003
29
3/5
Faster and more furious than the original, this film will have you asking, 'Vin who?'
Posted Jun 6, 2003
30
3/5
Unless blatant product pitches make you want to choke on your popcorn, you'll likely find this film to be a couple of hours well spent.
Posted Jun 3, 2003
31
2/5
Try as [Carrey] might to be the next Jimmy Stewart, he's still best playing Jimmy Carrey.
Posted May 26, 2003
32
2/5
Sandler seems to be mellowing with age - perhaps Punch-Drunk Love gave him a taste of what could be done when he works with a decent film script and director.
Posted Apr 13, 2003
33
1/5
The laughs unfortunately are few and far between, unless you buy into Rock's sophomoric social critiques.
Posted Mar 30, 2003
34
1/5
Basic (2003)
Boasting a plot with more twists than a Texas tornado, Basic certainly doesn't live up to its title.
Posted Mar 30, 2003
35
4/5
Time Out's omnipresent gray skies and blurry, snow-filled scenes compliment the gray areas and half-truths that drive its story.
Posted Mar 10, 2003
36
1/5
Bartkowiak does deliver a load of action, but more of the steaming fecal variety.
Posted Mar 3, 2003
37
1/5
Dark Blue (2003)
...Shelton doesn't have the creative vision to present the story in a stylish noir fashion.
Posted Feb 21, 2003
38
1/5
Even with the strong main performances, the dialogue is horribly contrived....
Posted Feb 21, 2003
39
5/5
Only insiders can really claim to 'know' what the Manchester scene was all about, but 24 Hour Party People does a commendable job of giving the rest of us a good glimpse.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
40
1/5
Lyu could've made her debut feature a brilliant dark comedy. What the viewer gets instead is a mildly offensive film that bears the cheap humour of a B-grade Canadian sitcom.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
41
2/5
Red Dragon (2002)
The film offers the standard Hollywood jolts, ensuring that audiences won't get bored with (God forbid) a straightforward story.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
42
2/5
Besson is getting diminishing returns this time around.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
43
3/5
Brown Sugar (2002)
This film's music is as important as its lead actors, and both rescue a romance story from its own predictable trappings.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
44
3/5
Biggie And Tupac may not be the smoking gun that will solve either of the murders, but it does paint a picture of some disturbing collusion between America's seediest police department and the music industry's most volatile record label.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
45
2/5
Abandon (2002)
An inert little thriller that fails to establish its own personality.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
46
4/5
Bowling For Columbine has America's favorite documentarian tackling the usual suspects, but his polemic has never sounded more poignant.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
47
3/5
8 Mile (2002)
Can Eminem act?... He certainly doesn't over-act, fighting his battles with shady-eyed reserve and using his rhymes as a cathartic escape from his daily doldrums.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
48
4/5
... a true showcase of music's joy-inducing powers.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
49
2/5
Analyze That (2002)
Stay at home and watch the Sopranos instead - the show's dialogue may be contrived, but its storylines are far more compelling.
Posted Feb 4, 2003
50
5/5
Adaptation (2002)
That Jonze and Kaufman have been able to assemble a (somewhat) coherent film about creating a coherent film is testament to their talent.
Posted Feb 4, 2003