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. Dust to Glory 2004 Dana Brown's documentaries crackle with passion. full review
  10. Me and You and Everyone We Know 2004 July is a delightful discovery, as both a filmmaker and a performer. full review
  11. 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
  12. Camp 2003 You'll have trouble keeping your toes from tapping. full review
  13. Dirty Pretty Things 2003 Ejiofor, a veteran British stage actor, is well cast. full review
  14. Holes 2003 Fills a hole in the genre by not treating kids with kid gloves. full review
  15. A League of Ordinary Gentlemen 2003 Amusing and insightful. full review
  16. Swimming Pool 2003 Offers an inside-out twist on TV's Murder She Wrote. full review
  17. Lost in La Mancha 2002 full review
  18. Pumpkin 2002 full review
  19. Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 full review
  20. Amelie 2001 full review
  21. 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
  22. Novocaine 2001 full review
  23. 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
  24. Blow Dry 2000 full review
  25. Happy Accidents 2000 full review
  26. Reindeer Games (Deception) 2000 full review
  27. Brokedown Palace 1999 full review
  28. But I'm A Cheerleader 1999 full review
  29. Double Jeopardy 1999 full review
  30. The General's Daughter 1999 In terms of tone, the film is all over the map. full review
  31. In Dreams 1999 full review
  32. Mansfield Park 1999 full review
  33. Runaway Bride 1999 full review
  34. The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 full review
  35. A Walk on the Moon 1999 full review
  36. 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
  37. Gods and Monsters 1998 full review
  38. Little Voice 1998 full review
  39. Nightwatch 1998 full review
  40. Star Kid 1998 full review
  41. Amistad 1997 full review
  42. The Apostle 1997 full review
  43. Breakdown 1997 A taut suspense film. full review
  44. McHale's Navy 1997 full review
  45. Mimic 1997 full review
  46. Mouse Hunt (Mousehunt) 1997 full review
  47. The Peacemaker 1997 full review
  48. Private Parts 1997 full review
  49. She's So Lovely 1997 full review
  50. The Wings of the Dove 1997 full review
  51. Big Night 1996 full review
  52. Citizen Ruth 1996 full review
  53. The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 full review
  54. Ridicule 1996 full review

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