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Title/Year
Author
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Frequency (2000)
Aggressively stupid.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3
Numbingly obvious at every turn.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
A lighthearted romp that combines caper high jinks and social satire in an enjoyably satisfying manner.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
Funny? Oh yeah.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
Lawrence's exuberant lead performance and occasional contributions from a game supporting cast do make for some hearty howls here and there.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
Stalls at every turn.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
Magnolia (1999)
Magnolia is the only true end-of-the-millennium masterpiece, an achievement that will be hard to match for many years to come.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
The movie's one odious concession to blatant sentimentality, and it never comes close to priming the audience's tear ducts.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
Fight Club (1999)
The thing to keep in mind is, laugh.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
Surprising and enjoyable.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
Arcane puzzles, dopey chases, silly rituals and unsatisfactory explanations.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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14
Maddeningly uneven.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
The story, which is fairly faithfully told, is an engrossing one.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
Blue Streak (1999)
Utterly forgettable fun.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
The movie's deliberate pace, along with some rather strained attempts to build romance out of disaster, winds up sabotaging its aims.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
Superficial, shallow.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
Kaufman, whatever you think of him, deserves better.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
If this sounds at all interesting to you, you can be assured that Way of the Gun presents it all pretty well. The bigger concern, however, should be why you might possibly be interested.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
Brains will be checked at the door; a good time will be had by some.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
Lends its personal epiphanies an air of ivory tower -- or, more specifically, country club -- triviality.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
The Bachelor (1999)
If O'Donnell could come off as half the jerk he's pretending to play the movie might have generated more than one laugh.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
A wonder to behold!
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
Beautiful (2000)
[Driver] gives a technically impressive and effectively scary performance. But then, so does the Terminator.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
Wright is the real find in the ensemble cast.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
It's as slow-moving as a Zamboni machine, wooden as a hockey stick and as predictable as a goal scored on an open net.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
Anna and the King is an old-fashioned valentine for all those people who say they don't make movies like they used to.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
The film ultimately has disappointingly little to say.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
If nothing else, deserves some kind of trophy for most bogus 'true story' ever filmed.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
Duets (2000)
Full of plot contrivances and unbelievable behavior.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
Billy Elliot (2000)
A triumphal piece of stealth schmaltz.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
Leder (with an assist from screenwriter Leslie Dixon) bulldozes any and all attempts at nuance in favor of unadulterated bathos, proving once again that good intentions do not equal good filmmaking.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
The Yards (2000)
It can't help being smothered by the filmmaker's desire to create a story straight out of The Godfather or Greek mythology.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
Solid characters, coherent storytelling and a number of good jolts mark this second directing effort from David Koepp, Hollywood's screenwriter du jour of the mid-'90s.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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Girlfight (2000)
Michelle Rodriguez ... delivers a performance that makes for a great combination punch -- it's volatile and vulnerable, masculine and feminine.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
Pitch Black (2000)
You won't waste your time watching Pitch Black. But there are better things to do.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
It is a movie that children should enjoy greatly, and that adults will find sweet and lovable and frequent good fun.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
A beautifully lyrical cinematic epic.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
Mystery Men (1999)
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Quills (2000)
Relentlessly smart and witheringly critical, yet morally playful to the core.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
The 6th Day (2000)
A romping enough experience. But to really blast off, it should have been both creepier and kookier.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
The Best Man (1999)
The Best Man boasts an irrepressible sense of fun and an even sharper instinct for when to get serious.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
[Lonergan's] screenplay and direction are marvels of subtlety and nuance.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
Stacked up against the film is a pile of implausibilities that it simply doesn't possess the thrills or momentum to distract a viewer from.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
The film's pacing is usually either poky or too frenetic, almost never at the right clip to make even kiddie slapstick success.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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Whipped (1999)
It has all the insight into the battle of the sexes of a tire commercial, with noticeably less wit and taste than most.
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50
Committed (2000)
Although it never quite overcomes a severe case of the cutes, Committed boasts enough grace notes to earn a mild recommendation.
Posted Jan 1, 2000