2 FAST 2 FURIOUS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS, JUNE 6TH! Movies like “2 Fast 2 Furious” are all about the bigger picture in every sense: the rocket speed of the cars; the over-the-top stunts; the firepower of the explosions; the glass-shattering decibel level; the uniformly broad strokes in every aspect of the execution; and–last and certainly not least–the size of the box office take…


Posted on May 31, 2003 by

ASHES OF TIME

4 Stars
Year Released: 1996
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

The fight scenes in “Ashes of Time” are as brutal as any as one would see in a more traditional martial arts extravaganza: lots of blood is spewed; many limbs go flying…


Posted on April 2, 2003 by

TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US

1 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes

IN THEATERS! The nonlinear structure and glacial pace is less dream like and more like a droning trance, and accordingly Pearce and Bonham Carter sleepwalk through their roles…


Posted on February 25, 2003 by

THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE

1 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN THEATERS! Bad movies are easy to make, but as this overheated and self-defeating propaganda piece shows, it takes a genuinely talented group of people to come up with the most astonishing botch jobs…


Posted on February 25, 2003 by

DAREDEVIL

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 102 minutes

ANOTHER VIEW! Of the two gambles, the one that perhaps incited the most fan fretting was the casting of Affleck, and he proves to be up to the challenge…


Posted on February 20, 2003 by

KAANTE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

A Bollywood take on “Reservoir Dogs” with a strong helping of “The Usual Suspects” on the side…


Posted on January 10, 2003 by

DEVDAS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

India’s official entry for the 2003 Foreign Language Film Oscar race, “Devdas,” is a more undiluted taste of Bollywood…


Posted on January 9, 2003 by

CHICAGO

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100 minutes

ANOTHER OPINION! “Chicago” has retained all of its deliciously mean spirit without a hint of Hollywood sugarcoating…


Posted on January 7, 2003 by

DIE ANOTHER DAY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS! The three-year layoff between films seems to have done wonders for the crew’s creativity…


Posted on November 26, 2002 by

SOLARIS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100 minutes

IN THEATERS, NOVEMBER 27TH! My word of advice to any audience is to let go and let “Solaris” wash over you. While a number of the major beats remain the same, it’s an entirely different animal from Andrei Tarkovsky’s hypnotic but opaque take, and it’s an entirely different animal from most studio product in general…


Posted on November 20, 2002 by

WHITE OLEANDER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 100 minutes

Michelle Pfeiffer + an Oprah Book Club selection is a deadly combination…


Posted on November 14, 2002 by

SWEPT AWAY

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

Smile! …at the laughably “Blue Lagoon”-ish romantic bliss Giuseppe and Amber find right after he nearly rapes her!


Posted on November 13, 2002 by

I SPY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 97 minutes

ANOTHER FT WRITER’S OPINION! Murphy and Wilson have a ball playing opposite one another, and that sense of fun and goodwill extends to the audience…


Posted on November 5, 2002 by

RED DRAGON

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 121 minutes

AND YET ANOTHER! While there is more Hannibal here than in previous incarnations of “Red Dragon,” he’s still very much a secondary character in the grand scheme…


Posted on October 19, 2002 by

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 105 minutes

IN THEATERS! The big difference between this and other Sandler vehicles is the man behind the camera: none other than maverick auteur Paul Thomas Anderson…


Posted on October 19, 2002 by

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