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CheckOut.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ed Scharf, Ron Harner, Tim Bennett
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Quills (2000) Ed Scharf While it may not have delivered a knock out, Quills certainly does pack a solid punch. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 X-Men (2000) Ron Harner This is what a summer blockbuster should look like -- smart, sexy, tight in all the right places. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Road Trip (2000) Ed Scharf The actors manage to lift Road Trip's humor over the top. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 The Contender (2000) Ed Scharf Rod Lurie, with the help of some great performances, has pieced together a smart political thriller that can hold its head high among the rest of its beltway brethren. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Girlfight (2000) Tim Bennett Kusama and her cast make the stale fresh with solid, gutwrenching performances and a firm commitment to instilling an edgy, perhaps feminine, spirit and energy to the classic sports story. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Hollow Man (2000) Ron Harner A sub-par script. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Loser (2000) Tim Bennett I felt completely threatened, my sensibilities thoroughly offended. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 Meet the Parents (2000) Shane Bitterling They say that the best comedy stems from truth, and this is the most painfully hilarious film in years. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Where the Heart Is (2000) Ed Scharf [Portman] shows just how comfortable she can be carrying a major motion picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Whipped (2000) Tim Bennett This isn't clever. This isn't smart. It's just bad. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Unbreakable (2000) Tim Bennett Sets a new standard for genre pictures. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Men of Honor (2000) Tim Bennett The story is inspiring. But Men of Honor just isn't inspired. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Dr. T & the Women (2000) Tim Bennett The thing to keep in mind is that when Altman isn't great, he still doesn't suck. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 The Way of the Gun (2000) Ed Scharf What makes for another intriguing plot is blown apart by unnecessarily long gun battles and a roster of distant, unsavory characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Shanghai Noon (2000) Tim Bennett The story is compelling enough on its own to make a good (albeit overdone) action flick. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 The Cell (2000) Tim Bennett A fascinating dreamscape of mythic imagery and Biblical undertones. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) Ron Harner Lays up a little short in the character development department. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Dancer (2000) Tim Bennett Manages to thoroughly entertain, evoking laughter and tears. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 Best in Show (2000) Ron Harner There's trendy funny and there's enduring funny. Christopher Guest has always steered away from the easy laughs and obvious parodies and delivered comedies that last. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Pay It Forward (2000) Tim Bennett The only thing this film pays forward is the trend of celebrating the bland, ballyhooing empty sentiments and honoring filmmaking by-the-numbers. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 Cecil B. Demented (2000) Tim Bennett Cecil B. Demented is John Waters' best film and certainly the funniest movie this year. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 The 6th Day (2000) Ed Scharf It's tough not to think that, despite the cutting edge subject matter, it's Arnold himself that's a little out of date. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000) Ron Harner With the new director's cut ... William Friedkin has found a way to make even more of your hair stand on end with some seriously creepy new scenes, improved special effects and a restored score. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Tim Bennett Rarely are biopics funny and rarer still are they scary. Shadow of the Vampire manages to be both. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 Gladiator (2000) Tim Bennett Gladiator has all the fixin's for wonderful drama. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) Ed Scharf Hey, 'ja ever hear the one about the guy who was forced to watch yet another teen ensemble slasher flick? You know, the one where the guy can't take it any more, so he runs from the theater screaming? EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/10 Red Planet (2000) Ed Scharf There are only so many life or death deadlines we can be expected to stomach in one trip to Mars as the impossible repeatedly becomes the inevitable in these all or nothing scenarios. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) David Nadelberg It never ever made you laugh. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Tim Bennett A testament to the love and respect and diligence of director Ron Howard and his crew, screenwriters Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman and committed, wonderful performances by the cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Ed Scharf Instead of being the next great John Woo masterpiece, it is yet another in the growing roster of action flicks that merely seem to reek of his influence. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 Frequency (2000) Ed Scharf Sure it's a little hokey and it may get a little tidy there near the end, but overall, it's a well-done movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 The Patriot (2000) Ron Harner The storyline remains engaging to the very last shot. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 A Hard Day's Night (1964) Ron Harner The rock and roll movie against which all others are measured. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 Almost Famous (2000) Ed Scharf [Crowe] has crafted a cast of fresh characters in a realm where cliches often fester, and he is blessed with actors who fulfill their promise. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/10 Titan A.E. (2000) David Nadelberg The film's pride and joy action sequences don't spark as much as they should. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 Dancer in the Dark (2000) Ed Scharf No matter how bizarre or off-putting the film may be at times, it is infinitely more engrossing. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 Bait (2000) Tim Bennett Bait is a relentless assault on the senses, heart-pounding and manifest. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/10 Little Nicky (2000) Ron Harner Nobody expects any character development or a real story from anything in the Sandler catalogue, but at least make the stupid jokes original. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000