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Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

  1. Daddy Day Care 2003 The most astonishing thing about Daddy Day Care, a comedy that would have to work harder even to justify the appellation uninspired, is that a kick in the groin is now a joke for toddlers. full review
  2. My Boss's Daughter 2003 This muddled comedy of confusion feels as if it were a Farrelly brothers' comedy that has sat exposed to the elements long past its expiration date. full review
  3. Equilibrium 2002 A movie that could be stupider only if it were longer. full review
  4. The New Guy 2002 The New Guy does have a heart. Now, if it only had a brain. full review
  5. Ram Dass: Fierce Grace 2002 Following Ram Dass down from his pedestal gives Mr. Lemle a way into his subject that will compel the viewer. full review
  6. XXX 2002 This is perhaps the silliest movie ever to certify the arrival of a major star since, well, The Fast and the Furious, the last Cohen-Diesel collaboration. full review
  7. Along Came a Spider 2001 Impersonal, barely ept. full review
  8. Donnie Darko 2001 Kelly is unable to give the movie the kind of pacing that would make us laugh and shock us simultaneously, because he's too infatuated with an aura of hand-me-down gloom. full review
  9. Hannibal 2001 Silly though handsomely staged. full review
  10. Lost and Delirious 2001 It often has a camp ludicrousness, evoking an 'Afterschool Special' inspired by the pages of Penthouse Forum. full review
  11. Pootie Tang 2001 Succeeds as a laugh getter because of the spot-on satirical notes. full review
  12. The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick 2000 The documentary doesn't get near the prowess of its subject; it passes through your life like a minor daydream. full review
  13. Hamlet 2000 Vital and sharply intelligent. full review
  14. Merci Pour le Chocolat 2000 The picture belongs to Ms. Mouglalis, whose adorable warmth doesn't lessen her instinct to exploit. full review
  15. The Original Kings of Comedy 2000 What comes out of these comedians' hearts hits the most powerful chord, and the audience wants more of it. full review
  16. Scream 3 2000 Funny and brisk. full review
  17. Vatel 2000 A costume drama with far more costumes than drama. full review
  18. But I'm A Cheerleader 1999 full review
  19. The Ninth Gate 1999 About as scary as a sock-puppet re-enactment of The Blair Witch Project, and not nearly as funny. full review