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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
This film would be an excellent companion piece to Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire, which deals with angels looking down on this scarred city.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2
3.5/4
The story pulls us in almost immediately -- and the style and cast keep us hooked.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3
3/4
Evelyn (2002)
If the real-life story is genuinely inspirational, the movie stirs us as well.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
4
1/4
The first half hour of Hot Chick, before the switch, plays like soft-core porno from the '60s. The rest plays like a bad Saturday Night Live sketch stretched to the breaking point.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
5
3/4
Drumline (2002)
Drumline is a movie that treats its characters and audience with respect; it can't be accused of being a dumbed-down teen comedy.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
6
2/4
Everything in Maid in Manhattan is exceedingly pleasant, designed not to offend. It goes down easy, leaving virtually no aftertaste.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
7
3.5/4
A better movie than the vacuous Insurrection.
Posted Dec 12, 2002
8
2.5/4
Analyze That (2002)
Where This was lazy but enjoyable, a formula comedy redeemed by its stars, That is even lazier and far less enjoyable.
Posted Dec 5, 2002
9
2/4
Empire (2002)
10
2.5/4
Taken individually or collectively, the stories never add up to as much as they promise.
Posted Dec 5, 2002
11
3/4
12
2.5/4
13
2/4
Equilibrium (2002)
The characters act like robots, and the story unfolds like a computer program.
Posted Dec 5, 2002
14
2.5/4
15
1/4
Who is this movie for? Not kids, who don't need the lesson in repugnance. It's also not smart or barbed enough for older viewers -- not everyone thinks poo-poo jokes are 'edgy.'
Posted Nov 26, 2002
16
3/4
Solaris (2002)
It's a lovely, eerie film that casts an odd, rapt spell.
Posted Nov 26, 2002
17
3/4
Ararat (2002)
In the end, Ararat has enough artistry and intelligence -- and enough commitment from Egoyan, producer Robert Lantos and company -- to justify more than a higher-than-mixed rating.
Posted Nov 26, 2002
18
2/4
19
2.5/4
Kline gives a beautiful performance, one every bit as moving as Williams' in Dead Poets Society, Robert Donat's in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Michael Redgrave's in The Browning Version.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
20
3/4
21
3/4
22
2/4
23
3/4
Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity ... Bisset is both convincing and radiant.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
24
2/4
25
3.5/4
It's technically sumptuous but also almost wildly alive.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
26
1.5/4
Hip-hop prison thriller of stupefying absurdity.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
27
3.5/4
28
3.5/4
Some Body (2001)
[Bennett's] quite convincing as she tries to figure out what has gone wrong in her personal life -- and how she can fix it before it is too late.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
29
2.5/4
30
3.5/4
31
3.5/4
Quitting (2002)
32
2.5/4
Eventually moves and stirs you, even if it often resembles those steamy Mexican TV dramas/soap operas called telenovelas.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
33
3.5/4
Much of the movie's value is to document these particular players making beautiful music.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
34
4/4
35
3/4
Deep intelligence and a warm, enveloping affection breathe out of every frame.
Posted Nov 7, 2002
36
2.5/4
Femme Fatale (2002)
A feast for hard-core movie or De Palma buffs (and Romijn-Stamos junkies) but a famine for anyone looking for a good story.
Posted Nov 7, 2002
37
3/4
8 Mile (2002)
38
1/4
Maybe the best way to look at Jackass: The Movie is as a piece of conceptual art. How far and low will these guys go? What's the pinnacle of pointlessness?
Posted Nov 2, 2002
39
1.5/4
I Spy (2002)
An overblown clunker full of bad jokes, howling cliches and by-the-numbers action sequences.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
40
2/4
Santa out of costume and on a date does not classic Christmas material make.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
41
3/4
Satin Rouge (2002)
42
3/4
Bigelow directs this screen version of Anita Shreve's complex novel with polish and a flair for the melodramatic.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
43
2.5/4
Moves in such odd plot directions and descends into such message-mongering moralism that its good qualities are obscured.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
44
3.5/4
A brilliant, absurd collection of vignettes that, in their own idiosyncratic way, sum up the strange horror of life in the new millennium.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
45
3.5/4
A triumph, a film that hews out a world and carries us effortlessly from darkness to light.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
46
3.5/4
Roger Dodger (2002)
Revives the art of smart, scathing movie conversation as it skewers Manhattan's singles scene while providing a goodly number of laughs.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
47
3.5/4
Frida (2002)
A movie that seizes you up, catches fire and dances.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
48
2.5/4
Demme gets a lot of flavor and spice into his Charade remake, but he can't disguise that he's spiffing up leftovers that aren't so substantial or fresh.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
49
3/4
Paid in Full (2002)
It's good, hard-edged stuff, violent and a bit exploitative but also nicely done, morally alert and street-smart.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
50
3/4