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The Lizzie McGuire Movie

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
Movie Release Date: 2003

The squeals of joy from the audience began as soon as Hilary Duff’s name appeared in the credits and quickly escalated into sounds only dogs could hear as Duff, playing Lizzie McGuire, worked her way through guaranteed girl-pleasers: Lizzie is […]

X2: X-Men United

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date: 2003

It’s bigger, badder, and better than the first one, but in essence, what I said the first time applies to this one, too: Let’s get right to the point. Extremely cool special effects? Check. Highly overqualified actors bringing Shakespearian line […]

The Real Cancun

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

This is not your parents’ spring break. There is no sign of Gidget at the bump-and-grind dances or the topless-but-for-whipped-cream contest. The bands on stage are singing lyrics explicit to a different order of magnitude than those of the Beach […]

It Runs in the Family

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

You keep hoping for this movie to be better than it is. But it never is. I wanted to like it a lot. First, I am a sucker for family dramas, where people confront each other for not saying “I […]

Raising Victor Vargas

posted by rkumar
A+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Identity

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

It was a dark and stormy night. Ten strangers are stranded at a seedy motel. And then, as one of them later explains, “people started dying.” At first, it seems that they have nothing in common: a movie star (Rebecca […]

Malibu’s Most Wanted

posted by rkumar
B
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
B
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Yes, it’s dumb and yes, it’s a 15-minute skit stretched out to 80 minutes, but I have to admit it — it is very funny. MTV’s Jamie Kennedy plays Brad Gluckman, son of a wealthy man (Ryan O’Neal) who is […]

Bulletproof Monk

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

Here is how cool Hong Kong action superstar Chow Yun-Fat (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) is: while clearly capable of outshining just about anyone and anything in movies today, instead he manages to somehow shine his coolness over everything around him, […]

Confidence

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

The “con” in “con man” comes from the word “confidence,” because a con man doesn’t use stealth or force to steal from his victims — he wins their confidence, and so they give him their money, often happily, always greedily, […]

Chasing Papi

posted by rkumar
C+
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2003
C+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2003

Chiquita Banana and the Frito Bandito were subtle compared to the caricatures of Latino culture in this movie, but because it was created by Latinos, it is supposed to be all right. The story is basically a salsa-flavored but otherwise […]

Bend It Like Beckham

posted by rkumar
A
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

Spunky and easy to watch, this feel-good movie bridges the distance between old country and new with the deft touch of a David Beckham [British soccer star] penalty kick. For any girl whose athletic endeavors were ever questioned by conservative […]

Anger Management

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Movie Release Date:2003
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Release Date: 2003

There are two odd couples in this movie. One is the traditional pairing of two opposite characters just for the fun of seeing the sparks (and the inevitable “I learned so much from you!” conclusion). In this case, one character […]

A Mighty Wind

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

The scorchingly funny guys behind “Spinal Tap,” “Waiting for Guffman” and “Best in Show” have produced a kinder, gentler film that is still very, very funny. Once again, this is a “mockumentary” about a very diverse but earnest and enthusiastic […]

The Haint

posted by rkumar
A-
Lowest Recommended Age:Middle School
Movie Release Date:2002
A-
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Movie Release Date: 2002

“The Haint” is an intriguing Southern ghost story very reminiscent of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology and Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood, with eclectic, memorable characters, and an overall creepiness throughout the play that doesn’t take away from some […]

A Man Apart

posted by rkumar
D
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date:2003
D
Lowest Recommended Age: Mature High Schooler
Movie Release Date: 2003

This is a dumb guy with nothing to lose explosion movie, which is forgiveable, but it is a pretentious, manipulative, and incompetent dumb explosion movie, which is not. Vin Diesel plays a DEA cop who makes a big arrest — […]

Holes

posted by rkumar
A
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date:2003
A
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
Movie Release Date: 2003

In sharp contrast to most movies directed at 10-15-year-olds (come to think of it, to most movies of any kind), “Holes” respects the intelligence of its audience. It is even willing to challenge them, and that makes it a movie […]

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