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  1. The Chaperone 2011 As funny as these guys can be when they work themselves into a purple-faced rage yelling at the TV camera, none of the current generation of wrestler-actors seem to have the charisma or comic gifts of a Hulk Hogan or Dwayne Johnson. full review
  2. Forks Over Knives 2011 It lacks the authority, simple displays of hard numbers, contrary voices and the like, that we need from a documentary this provocative. full review
  3. Hobo With a Shotgun 2011 A grim, visually ugly, intermittently funny-occasionally preachy piece with only the estimable Mr. Hauer to recommend it. full review
  4. Inside Out 2011 Lawyer-turned-screenwriter Dylan Schaffer's script is an unhappy combination of genres, tones, too many dead stretches of people in cars and inept dialogue. full review
  5. Into The Abyss 2011 Herzog has managed another strange and intriguing look at a culture and the sorts of people it creates - victims, cops and criminals. full review
  6. Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain 2011 Like a lot of comics, Hart has taken the petty grievances and big pains of his childhood and turned them into stand-up fodder that is funny, familiar and biting. full review
  7. Like Crazy 2011 Felicity Jones will break your heart at least once in "Like Crazy." full review
  8. Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011 A colorful "how the news is made" movie capturing some very smart, very committed reporters and editors adapting to the changing rules in our brave new online news world. full review
  9. Paranormal Activity 3 2011 "Paranormal" reveals itself for what it has become, the "Saw" of found video thrillers. full review
  10. Seven Days In Utopia 2011 Treats its subject as if it's a tap-in for par, and thus, most of the best clubs were left in the bag. full review
  11. Snowmen 2011 The kids are charming and the supporting cast lift this comedy from above its direct-to-video ambitions. full review
  12. Biutiful 2010 "Biutiful" has lots of characters and interwoven plot-lines, a trait it shares with earlier Inarritu films. But it's the first film he's done that feels cluttered with characters and burdened with the odd and on occasion ugly things they do. full review
  13. Casino Jack 2010 [Hickenlooper] heavy-handedly tried to make sense of it all and then conjured up a movie with "a Hollywood ending." The trouble is, the Hollywood hustler Abramoff never actually provided one. full review
  14. Casino Jack And The United States Of Money 2010 full review
  15. Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2010 "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is another lovely stanza in the epic poem of humanity that Herzog has been writing for half a century. full review
  16. Centurion 2010 It's a darned entertaining outing from a director who knows action, loves narration and doesn't share Hollywood's fear of period pieces that don't involve Greek gods. full review
  17. The Company Men 2010 The Company Men will connect with anyone for whom "the new reality" of today's economy hits close to home. But anyone looking for insights deeper than the business world cliches in writer-director John Wells' film may find this a sermon easily tuned out. full review
  18. Countdown to Zero 2010 Like the ongoing threat itself, Countdown is simply numbing. full review
  19. Freakonomics 2010 full review
  20. Hatchet II 2010 We don't care about any of the characters. They're just video game obstacles to be dispatched as graphically as possible. full review
  21. I Am Love 2010 An intimate, quiet and even slow movie, its subtle shadings veil turbulent emotions. full review
  22. I Saw the Devil 2010 A thriller that makes you wish you knew how to scream "O.M.G." in Korean. full review
  23. Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work 2010 This behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work. full review
  24. Kaboom 2010 This isn't satire, it isn't that funny and the only bits that work are the titillating ones. full review
  25. The King's Speech 2010 One of the best films of 2010... full review
  26. Legendary 2010 The script, by actor turned writer John Posey, has structural problems and motivational issues in between the cliches. And Cena, a few movies into his career, is still all presence and no acting. full review
  27. A Little Help 2010 "A Little Help" is an odd duck of a period piece dramedy, a wonderfully detailed character-study set on Long Island a year after the 9/11 attacks. full review
  28. Monsters 2010 The immigration and drug war parable and photojournalism ethics are never front and center, but draw attention because Edwards doesn't deliver well-earned frights or even cheap jolts. It's a good-looking movie with zero sense of urgency. full review
  29. Night Catches Us 2010 full review
  30. Nowhere Boy 2010 If you've seen read or seen the Beatles history in literature or film, you'll adore Nowhere Boy for filling in more blank spaces about the early life that formed one of the seminal figures in rock history. full review
  31. Restrepo 2010 At this point in all our Middle Eastern conflicts, we need more from a documentary than just a grunts-eye-view of the frustrating nature of the war. full review
  32. Senna 2010 "Senna" makes a fascinating subject in a pretty entertaining film about a sport that isn't followed that closely by most Americans. But our very ignorance of that subject helps the film and adds to its impact. We don't know this story by heart. full review
  33. Standing Ovation 2010 It's a bubblegum mess, lacking structure, coherence,and any sense of drama. But it manages moments of daft fun, sometimes in spite of itself. full review
  34. Tiny Furniture 2010 Dunham's version of "Reality Bites," that collision between college expectations and harsh reality, runs out of gas by about the third time she confesses to her increasingly irate mom, "I'm figuring it out." full review
  35. The Whistleblower 2010 A first-rate one-woman-against-the-system drama, a film benefiting from grim recreations of an ugly reality and a stellar cast determined to expose it. full review
  36. The Boys Are Back 2009 Owen, not chasing Julia Roberts or anyone else for a change, is pleasant enough making this 100-minute argument for unconventional parenting. full review
  37. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 2009 It's only our investment in these fascinating characters and in wholly unraveling the mystery of Lisbeth Salander's awful past that keep it compelling. full review
  38. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 A chilling detective tale, a horrific sexual abuse drama and an overlong, emotional, tie-up-every-loose-end melodrama that is sure to be half an hour shorter when Hollywood remakes it without Swedish dialogue and probably without the cool Swedish edge. full review
  39. Inspector Bellamy 2009 Holds enough interest to stand as reasonably representative of Chabrol's work, a dry and moody piece built on closely-observed characters, not on thrills or an unraveling plot. full review
  40. The Limits of Control 2009 This is indulgent filmmaking at its most pretentious. full review
  41. The Perfect Game 2009 The odd engaging moment is always followed by a cloying eye-roller, such as when a nearly-new ball appears on their dusty Monterey sandlot. "Father, what does it mean?" "It means God wants us to play baseball!" full review
  42. The Secret of Kells 2009 A gorgeous blend of the magical and the gloriously trippy. full review
  43. Survival of the Dead 2009 The hurtful truth is that others -- many others -- have co-opted Romero's whole living dead thing and have been doing it with more style than the Pittsburgh zombie auteur is capable of these days. full review
  44. Bottle Shock 2008 Bottle Shock is... utterly charming. full review
  45. Elegy 2008 Occasionally touching, always interesting. full review
  46. Fly Me to the Moon 2008 It's not accurate history and doesn't have enough funny lines or bits to hold most adults' interest. full review
  47. Food, Inc. 2008 After you see what IBP is doing to cattle, what Tyson is doing to chickens, what farmers are doing to us and what Monsanto is doing to farmers in the new documentary Food, Inc., you may never eat again. full review
  48. Forever Strong 2008 The whole package here is warmed-over mush from a hundred other sports movies, a tale padded out with game footage, training sequences, absurd coincidences, life lessons that teach nothing and wasted casting. full review
  49. Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 Hawkins wears her grin in almost every scene, but she gives us hints that this dizzy 30-year-old is deep, as are the disappointments that might have caused Poppy to don this mask. It's a performance of sustained, childlike wonder and adult wit. full review
  50. In Bruges 2008 This dark comedy shifts effortlessly between silly and sobering, and it finally gives Colin Farrell the chance to be as funny as we've long suspected he could be. full review
  51. Let the Right One In 2008 Just when you think you've seen pretty much everything that can be done with that exhausted horror genre, the vampire picture, somebody comes along with a new twist. full review
  52. Man on Wire 2008 James Marsh tells Petit's story, the most inspiring 'heist' in modern history, a Frenchman's stroll between two 110 story buildings in lower Manhattan. full review
  53. Never Back Down 2008 Even though it's as predictable as a pro-wrestling match, what it lacks in originality it makes up for in the nervous energy of youth and testosterone. full review
  54. Rachel Getting Married 2008 Rachel Getting Married is a magical wallow in excess, a too-happy, too-sad, too-indulgent plunge into an over-planned wedding. full review
  55. Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 Actually better than expected. full review
  56. The Tale of Despereaux 2008 There's precious little space in Despereaux's tale for heroism (save for the third act) and humor. full review
  57. Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) 2007 It plays like a Western, and the violence, while plentiful and visceral, rarely has the kind of raw impact you want in a movie such as this. Morelli keeps most of the blood off-camera. full review
  58. Crazy Love 2007 You can't make this stuff up. full review
  59. Day Watch 2007 Maybe they didn't invent the vampire movie. But thanks to Night Watch and now Day Watch, the Russians certainly have the last word in it. full review
  60. Eagle vs. Shark 2007 Daft, sweet, awkward and amusingly rude. full review
  61. Freedom Writers 2007 An old-fashioned great-teacher-turns-bad-students-into-scholars story that ranks up there with Stand and Deliver. full review
  62. Hot Rod 2007 What works, wonderfully, are the falls, the punch-outs (his brawls with Stepdad are brutal throw-downs) and waiting for that next accident to happen. full review
  63. The Hunting Party 2007 The Hunting Party is a not dark enough, not comic enough dark comedy about the aftermath of the Serbo-Bosnian War. full review
  64. Into the Wild 2007 It's a gorgeous, self-assured, thrilling and entertainingly intimate epic, an actor's picture in front of and behind the camera. full review
  65. Lars and the Real Girl 2007 full review
  66. No End in Sight 2007 This is a movie about the very officials who boasted 'I don't do quagmires' (then-defense secretary Rumsfeld), but who hadn't actually done the planning or simple reading of other people's plans that might have avoided that very fate. full review
  67. There Will Be Blood 2007 It's oil, and a West that was just discovering it, that makes There Will Be Blood intriguing. But it's Day-Lewis who draws us in. full review
  68. Year of the Dog 2007 It's a movie in mourning, a dark comedy where we never quite see the light at the end of the tunnel. full review
  69. You Kill Me 2007 full review
  70. Akeelah and the Bee 2006 ... a delight to sit through ... full review
  71. Charlotte's Web 2006 "Some pig?" Sure. Some spider. And some book. Some movie, too. full review
  72. Click 2006 Click is perfectly watchable, sometimes funny, and occasionally even touching. But it will be better when you can see it on DVD and fast-forward through all the crummy stuff. full review
  73. Curious George 2006 This is an adaptation that is absolutely faithful to the child's-eye-view books, down to the name of the ship that brings George from Africa -- the H.A. Rey. full review
  74. Failure to Launch 2006 We have liftoff! And that's exactly what we want from a romantic comedy. full review
  75. Flyboys 2006 It's watchable, but this was an epic tale deserving of a huge canvas and, frankly, a better director and actors. And a less simplistic script. full review
  76. Golden Door 2006 Yes, the details are spot-on and realistic in the extreme. But we've seen them before. It's the story Crialese hangs this detail on that's weak. full review
  77. Harsh Times 2006 Endless scenes of the two guys riding along, venting and cursing and chugging beers play like acting-class exercises, badly written ones at that. full review
  78. Jackass: Number Two 2006 The images burn into the retina like the spots you get from staring at the sun. full review
  79. Keeping Up With The Steins 2006 It's not meant to be uproarious. But even as comfort food, Steins can't keep up. full review
  80. Last Holiday 2006 This is a movie with lots of great cuisine, and precious little flava. full review
  81. Nacho Libre 2006 Oddly reverent, faintly patronizing (they shot it in Mexico, with an exceptionally homely cast of extras), and always warm and funny. full review
  82. Scoop 2006 Scoop. It's a tired, thin, almost laughless reminder of the earlier Allen. full review
  83. United 93 2006 It is a movie that takes us where we don't want to go but need to. full review
  84. Aeon Flux 2005 It's not terrible. It's not so bad that it's fun. Aeon Flux doesn't rhyme with 'flux.' It's just watchably bad, which is no reason to watch it at all. full review
  85. Brokeback Mountain 2005 Both [Gyllenhaal and Ledger] embody what that old Waylon and Willie song taught us -- 'Cowboys ain't easy to love, and they're harder to hold.' full review
  86. Broken Flowers 2005 A very gentle and wry outing for Jarmusch and his star. full review
  87. Capote 2005 A meditation on the artist's obligations to the art and to society and lines that blur when you cross them. full review
  88. Casanova 2005 The sticky sweet stuff in the middle traps history's greatest lover and slows the whole affair to a crawl. full review
  89. Factotum 2005 This is one of the best movies of the year, and one of the two or three best performances. full review
  90. Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2005 Don't for a second think that we're meeting the next great rap star to become a movie star. full review
  91. The Ice Harvest 2005 [A] woefully miscalculated, distressingly unfunny dark comedy in the Grifters mold. full review
  92. My Summer of Love 2005 A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling. full review
  93. Neil Young: Heart of Gold 2005 This Prairie Wind concert is one long sweet twang of wistful not-quite-regret. full review
  94. The Producers 2005 Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and Gary Beach have their singing, dancing and kvetching in the Broadway smash The Producers immortalized on film. full review
  95. Rent 2005 They're saying Rent was of its moment. They're saying that moment has passed. So the point of making the movie is . . . ? full review
  96. Serenity 2005 It would make a cute TV show. full review
  97. The World's Fastest Indian 2005 The World's Fastest Indian is an old-fashioned feel-good movie. full review
  98. 13 Going on 30 2004 It's nice to know that, Hanks or Garner, male or female, Big is still an idea that works, 16 years after it opened. full review
  99. After Innocence 2004 A compelling look at a flawed system. full review
  100. Downfall (Der Untergang) 2004 May be the definitive account of Hitler's final days and the collapse of the Third Reich. full review
  101. Dust to Glory 2004 Brown does a very good job of getting across the daredevil thrill of it all. full review
  102. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2004 This thorough and thoroughly depressing account of the biggest corporate bankruptcy in history, and the rip-off that accompanied it, is so infuriating and dispiriting that your blood will boil, if not properly watered down. full review
  103. Heroin Town 2004 full review
  104. Hotel Rwanda 2004 Move past the big picture, of race hatred, arbitrary maps and guilt over what the UN and the West can't or won't do, and find the human story within the inhumanity of war. full review
  105. Me and You and Everyone We Know 2004 Here's a perfectly twee little romance all but smothered in a blanket of indie 'edge.' full review
  106. The Passion of the Christ 2004 Bloody to the point of gruesome, moving without being inspiring. full review
  107. Spanglish 2004 Brooks, fumbling around with too many characters and too many issues, can't find the heart of the story or give heart to the part of it he chose to focus on. full review
  108. Anger Management 2003 Throw enough money at a Sandler movie and it will look like a decent film -- except when you let middling hack Peter Segal of Nutty Professor II direct.
  109. Bulletproof Monk 2003 If you like your chop-sockey with a healthy serving of cheese, corn and a few giggles, you won't be disappointed.
  110. Camp 2003 A soap-opera patchwork of worn backstage cliches.
  111. Control Room 2003 The optimistic viewer will see in all this blunt and messy contrariness the emergence of the first free press in the Arab world. full review
  112. CSA: Confederate States of America 2003 A sometimes incisive, sometimes amateurish look at race in America, the things we do and tolerate as a nation that are really no different from an America ruled by unrepentant slave-holders. full review
  113. Gigli 2003 It's a catastrophic miscalculation of tone, a comatose comedy about mental illness, contract killers and corpse desecration.
  114. Hollywood Homicide 2003 Shelton is too smart an observer to totally miss the mark. But after a career of cooking up yummy, tart dessert delights, he has wheeled himself down the junk-food aisle. Let's hope he's doing it just this once.
  115. The Italian Job 2003 In a business starved for original ideas, in a summer of sloppy remakes, The Italian Job sets a kind of benchmark for recycling.
  116. Love Actually 2003 It's too busy with too many stories to tell. But there's so much heart and silly fun and genuine sentiment here, delivered by an A-list of Brit and American talent that it's hard to fault. full review
  117. The Missing 2003 The Missing is often entertaining. But plainly something more was aimed for, and incredibly simple, basic missteps keep the film from reaching the next level. full review
  118. Saints and Soldiers 2003 Nicely detailed if slackly paced. full review
  119. Saved! 2003 An afterschool special gone deliciously wrong. full review
  120. Scary Movie 3 2003 Plays like 80 minutes of Naked Gun rejects. full review
  121. Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over 2003 Two-D or 3-D, this Spy Kid would be dull in any dimension.
  122. Timeline 2003 Bad history. Bad science. Bad acting. Bad movie. full review
  123. American Dreamz 2002 American Dreamz isn't mean enough or funny enough. full review
  124. Assassination Tango 2002 What we care about in Assassination Tango is the tango, not the assassination.
  125. Below 2002 This is an exercise in chilling style, and Twohy films the sub, inside and out, with an eye on preserving a sense of mystery.
  126. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 You won't believe much of it, but you will laugh at the audacity, at the who's who casting and the sheer insanity of it all.
  127. Equilibrium 2002 Silly stuff, all mixed up together like a term paper from a kid who can't quite distinguish one sci-fi work from another.
  128. The Hard Word 2002 Roberts stuffs the film with clever twists that keep us one step behind the plot, which is where you want to be in a heist picture.
  129. Lost in La Mancha 2002 Wondrous document of a film gone wrong and an artist who inspires fans, cast and crew, even as he terrifies financiers, insurers and anyone more firmly footed in filmmaking reality.
  130. The Pianist 2002 Brody is a sublimely haunting presence at the heart of The Pianist.
  131. Roger Dodger 2002 We journey from appreciating Roger as the ideal over-drinks conversationalist to someone we would cross the street to avoid.
  132. Russian Ark 2002 A marvel of a film that makes the Hermitage its star.
  133. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002 Though it's competently made, Spy Kids 2 is a classic example of the too hasty sequel, a movie with few ideas and no heart.
  134. The United States of Leland 2002 An intriguing movie about how badly we really want to know the unknowable, what makes kids kill other kids. full review
  135. The Animal 2001 Flat-footed and half-hearted.
  136. Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 You may see more important, more moving, more meaningful documentaries in your time. But you will never see one cooler.
  137. The Glass House 2001 The film coolly builds from a chilling opening to a sharp, smart finale with efficiency, technical precision and a minimum of fuss.
  138. Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 Even though it outstays its welcome and is quite heavy-handed in its guy-bashing, it benefits from stellar performances by its stars.
  139. The Shipping News 2001 Spacey brilliantly shows Quoyle's transformation from a passive clod to a curious journalist.
  140. Tomcats 2001 This is the first movie of this genre that I can recall that actually hates women.
  141. Vanilla Sky 2001 Stands as a genuine existential idyll, a movie that muses rather than demanding, 'Solve me.'
  142. The Wash 2001 Hilarity ensues. Except when it doesn't, which is pretty much the entire movie.
  143. Zoolander 2001 It's funny enough while it unwinds on the screen.
  144. Amores Perros 2000 There aren't many films coming out of Hollywood that work on this many levels.
  145. Diamond Men 2000 Pacing and story problems aside, this is as fine a showcase for Forster, Armstrong and Wahlberg as they could want, a real actor's picture.
  146. The Tigger Movie 2000 Even though the animation is still sharp, the writing is flat.
  147. Big Night 1996 full review
  148. The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 A work of grand visual wit, clever songs, funny gags and genuine pathos, it is perhaps the greatest stop-motion animated film ever, a painstaking style of model animation that computers have all but completely done away with. full review
  149. True Grit 1969 full review

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