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. DysFunKtional Family 2003 When he isn't checking himself -- or falling back on material that Mr. Pryor should receive royalties for because unimaginative comics have traded on it so often -- Mr. Griffin's journeyman efforts prove rock solid. full review
  3. 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
  4. Equilibrium 2002 A movie that could be stupider only if it were longer. full review
  5. The New Guy 2002 The New Guy does have a heart. Now, if it only had a brain. 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. 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
  9. Hamlet 2000 Vital and sharply intelligent. full review
  10. Highlander - Endgame 2000 When Highlander sticks to the hand-to-hand battles and doesn't try to offer deeper thoughts on the life of an immortal, it works on its own terms. full review
  11. Merci Pour le Chocolat 2000 The picture belongs to Ms. Mouglalis, whose adorable warmth doesn't lessen her instinct to exploit. full review
  12. Scream 3 2000 Funny and brisk. full review
  13. Vatel 2000 A costume drama with far more costumes than drama. full review
  14. The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) 1994 If you have a taste for Hong Kong action (and I do) then The Legend of Drunken Master has enough going on to make it a classic. full review
  15. /titles/197716 Doesn't amount to much of anything. full review
  16. /titles/197601 This may be the first cartoon ever to look as if it were being shown on the projection television screen of a sports bar. full review
  17. /titles/198236 Like The Blues Brothers, this film has a ridiculous conceit that doesn't quite work. full review
  18. /titles/200562 This smooth but bland thriller may be the best we could possibly expect from John Woo directing a Philip K. Dick adaptation, especially when Ben Affleck is added to the mix. full review
  19. /titles/198247 A movie so bad that it quickly enters the pantheon of wreckage that includes Battlefield Earth and Showgirls. full review
  20. /titles/200540 There is little suspense. full review
  21. /titles/199794 Enjoyable and charming if overactive. full review
  22. /titles/199766 Yards is underwhelming. full review