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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Monster (2004)
Digging deep down, Theron and the movie give us empty lives, desperate romance and murderous rage. They bring a monster to life.
Posted Jan 8, 2004
2
3/4
3
2/4
Paycheck (2003)
Nothing in the movie is a surprise.
Posted Dec 23, 2003
4
3/4
Peter Pan (2003)
Works as mind-tickling entertainment that never stoops to the vulgarities or frenetic pacing of most family films.
Posted Dec 23, 2003
5
3/4
6
3.5/4
The Company (2003)
The film achieves that poetry of motion and lyrical delight musical films always strive for but rarely capture.
Posted Dec 23, 2003
7
3.5/4
Big Fish (2003)
Big Fish is so strange and so literary that audiences seeking conventional fare may get impatient with it. But it always takes effort to catch the big ones. This one is worth it.
Posted Dec 23, 2003
8
2.5/4
In terms of pedigree and sheer, lush filmmaking, the movie has class written all over it. And that's part of the problem.
Posted Dec 23, 2003
9
2.5/4
10
2.5/4
This is a movie with few secrets or surprises, however much it tries to warm hearts or sell eccentricity and idealism.
Posted Dec 18, 2003
11
3.5/4
The Cooler (2003)
If you'd thought Macy had explored every nook and cranny of loserville in such movies as Fargo and Magnolia, think again: He makes Bernie into someone brand new.
Posted Dec 18, 2003
12
3/4
It creates a strong sense of a living, breathing community, and you root for its affectionately drawn characters as they experience the giddiness of triumph without forgetting the project's bittersweet inspiration.
Posted Dec 18, 2003
13
2/4
The Event (2003)
14
4/4
A film that effortlessly makes you laugh with delight, cringe with pain and weep for life's inevitable end.
Posted Dec 18, 2003
15
4/4
16
2/4
Stuck on You (2003)
It's not naughty. It's nice. Naughty is funnier.
Posted Dec 11, 2003
17
3/4
Nicholson, with his swagger and cunning, and Keaton, with her nerves and off-kilter timing, show us why the old-style romantic comedies worked and why they can work just as well in an age of sexual candor.
Posted Dec 11, 2003
18
1/4
19
3.5/4
Carnage (2002)
20
2.5/4
21
3.5/4
Topkapi (1964)
If you like heists and holidays, it's almost foolproof entertainment.
Posted Dec 4, 2003
22
3/4
A stunning spectacle of cultural violence and a loving tribute to the great Japanese samurai movies.
Posted Dec 4, 2003
23
3/4
Porn Theater (2003)
24
2/4
25
2/4
Honey (2003)
26
3.5/4
Bad Santa (2003)
27
2/4
28
2.5/4
Timeline (2003)
Most of the time, it's fun to watch.
Posted Nov 25, 2003
29
3.5/4
The Missing (2003)
The best and toughest western since Unforgiven.
Posted Nov 25, 2003
30
3.5/4
In America (2003)
Sheridan's labor of love becomes a testament to love, presenting the triumph of spirit over circumstances.
Posted Nov 25, 2003
31
3.5/4
21 Grams (2003)
Blessed with one of the strongest casts of any American movie this year, this bravura film, with its radical structure, is full of risk and reward.
Posted Nov 25, 2003
32
1.5/4
The movie includes little of Seuss' language and even less of his wit.
Posted Nov 20, 2003
33
2/4
Gothika (2003)
Plays out on screen as a series of crazy chases and lady-in-distress cliches, interspersed with wildly illogical plot twists-all caught by a nervous camera whirling like drunken paparazzi.
Posted Nov 20, 2003
34
2.5/4
35
2.5/4
36
2.5/4
37
3.5/4
A deceptively simple French film about teaching that keeps enlarging as you watch it, becoming beautiful and inspiring in a way most films never touch.
Posted Nov 20, 2003
38
3/4
Hukkle (2001)
It's a delightfully screwy ethnographic murder mystery, beautifully photographed in translucent naturalistic color.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
39
3/4
The movie, a keen look at the way passion unravels and obsession destroys, creates a black mood, a sense of truth and an enduring chill that stay with you.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
40
3/4
Cet Amour-La (2003)
It's a tender, sympathetic film from a gifted writer-director, Algerian-born Josee Dayan, who obviously adores Moreau, Duras and literature.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
41
2/4
Red Betsy (2003)
42
2.5/4
If the movie doesn't really work, it's because it's a hard piece to bring off, an extremely high mark to hit. Still, enough magic is left, especially in Downey's performance, to shock and beguile us.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
43
2/4
44
2/4
From the title on down, Looney Tunes: Back in Action feels less like a movie than an exercise in brand reinforcement.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
45
4/4
Probably the best movie of its kind ever made.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
46
2/4
Individually, the tales wouldn't stand up as short stories. Together, they make for sporadically amusing, ultimately wearying viewing.
Posted Nov 6, 2003
47
3/4
Elf (2003)
Formulaic but lovable.
Posted Nov 6, 2003
48
4/4
Stylish, ingenious and gleaming with charm, wit and malice, it's another expert blend of domestic drama and crime thriller, a vivisection of the bourgeoisie.
Posted Nov 6, 2003
49
3/4
Elephant (2003)
An exercise in voyeurism and a trancelike plunge into the dark side of American teen life that can both fascinate and repel you.
Posted Nov 6, 2003
50
3/4
Sarsgaard plays Lane with great subtlety and grace.
Posted Nov 6, 2003