Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune

  1. For the Bible Tells Me So 2007 If you can look beyond the polemics, this is also a powerful story about the emotional pain and psychological trauma that splits families and breaks hearts. full review
  2. The Hunting Party 2007 On paper, there's no way that The Hunting Party should work. But onscreen, it defies the odds. full review
  3. Last Holiday 2006 The Last Holiday would be predictable even if it weren't a remake, but that isn't necessarily a drawback. On the contrary, it actually adds a boost to the movie's feel-good format.
  4. The Constant Gardener 2005 Viewers who like real-world issues interwoven with their fiction -- much in the style of author John Le Carre, whose novel is the basis for this movie -- should find plenty to chew on. full review
  5. Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 Sometimes [50 Cent] could enunciate more clearly, but he does a great job of being a bad rapper early in Marcus' career. And most musicians will say that performing badly on purpose is one of the most difficult things for them to do. full review
  6. Into Great Silence 2005 [Some] viewers are likely to consider this nearly three-hour, nearly soundless documentary as a chance to catch up on their sleep. full review
  7. Neil Young: Heart of Gold 2005 It will be hard for any Young devotee not to succumb to the music, as Demme turns the movie theater into a concert hall. full review
  8. The World's Fastest Indian 2005 The inspiring true story The World's Fastest Indian should be mandatory viewing for anyone who has ever said, 'I'm getting too old for this.' full review
  9. Danny Deckchair 2004 An entertaining flight of fancy. full review
  10. Dust to Glory 2004 Dana Brown's documentaries crackle with passion. full review
  11. Me and You and Everyone We Know 2004 July is a delightful discovery, as both a filmmaker and a performer. full review
  12. Brother Bear 2003 Messages about appreciating the world around you and a reworking of The Lion King circle-of-life riff are likely to be warmly accepted. full review
  13. Camp 2003 You'll have trouble keeping your toes from tapping. full review
  14. Dirty Pretty Things 2003 Ejiofor, a veteran British stage actor, is well cast. full review
  15. Holes 2003 Fills a hole in the genre by not treating kids with kid gloves. full review
  16. A League of Ordinary Gentlemen 2003 Amusing and insightful. full review
  17. Swimming Pool 2003 Offers an inside-out twist on TV's Murder She Wrote. full review
  18. Lost in La Mancha 2002 full review
  19. Pumpkin 2002 full review
  20. Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 full review
  21. Amelie 2001 full review
  22. The Mothman Prophecies 2001 Despite hints that it aspires to be more, The Mothman Prophecies is a by-the-numbers sci-fi thriller. full review
  23. Novocaine 2001 full review
  24. Gossip 2000 A taut second half in which the plot turns back on itself in some surprising twists makes up for the lethargic first half. full review
  25. Blow Dry 2000 full review
  26. Happy Accidents 2000 full review
  27. Reindeer Games (Deception) 2000 full review
  28. Brokedown Palace 1999 full review
  29. But I'm A Cheerleader 1999 full review
  30. Double Jeopardy 1999 full review
  31. The General's Daughter 1999 In terms of tone, the film is all over the map. full review
  32. In Dreams 1999 full review
  33. Mansfield Park 1999 full review
  34. Runaway Bride 1999 full review
  35. The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 full review
  36. A Walk on the Moon 1999 full review
  37. Another Day In Paradise 1998 It's hard for Another Day in Paradise to bring anything new to the well-worn road traveled by thugs on the run. But director Larry Clark and an energetic cast keep things jumping in this morality tale about the down and dirty. full review
  38. Gods and Monsters 1998 full review
  39. Little Voice 1998 full review
  40. Nightwatch 1998 full review
  41. Star Kid 1998 full review
  42. Amistad 1997 full review
  43. The Apostle 1997 full review
  44. Breakdown 1997 A taut suspense film. full review
  45. McHale's Navy 1997 full review
  46. Mimic 1997 full review
  47. Mouse Hunt (Mousehunt) 1997 full review
  48. The Peacemaker 1997 full review
  49. Private Parts 1997 full review
  50. She's So Lovely 1997 full review
  51. The Wings of the Dove 1997 full review
  52. Big Night 1996 full review
  53. Citizen Ruth 1996 full review
  54. The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 full review
  55. Ridicule 1996 full review

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