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genre

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  • War
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quality

  • A+, A, A-
  • B+, B, B-
  • C+, C, C-
  • D+, D, D-
  • F+, F, F-

who's watching

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age range

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  • 4th - 6th grade
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Duplex

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

“Duplex” is a cartoonish black comedy about a young couple driven to financial ruin and finally to plotting murder by their elderly tenant. Alex (Ben Stiller) and Nancy (Drew Barrymore) think they’ve found their dreamhouse, a spacious duplex in Brooklyn […]

The Rundown

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

“The Rundown” is a likeable action movie with an almost-loveable star, World Wrestling Entertainment’s The Rock as Beck, an enforcer for a nasty bad guy named Walker. We first meet Beck in an entertaining nightclub brawl when he takes on […]

Anything Else

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

Woody Allen has repackaged characters, themes, and even jokes from his best movies in this soggy and lackluster trifle about a young comedy writer stuck in various relationships. This time, Allen has turned over the lead (essentially, the Woody Allen […]

Cold Creek Manor

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

If it was just that it was dumb, really, I would not be so annoyed with “Cold Creek Manor.” After all, most “don’t go into the house”-style thrillers have their dumb plot contrivances, like “Anyone who says ‘I’ll be right […]

Underworld

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

Imagine West Side Story with vampires and lycans (wolfmen) instead of Sharks and Jets and guns, blades, and teeth piercing necks instead of musical numbers, then dress them all in Matrix-inspired goth-bondage attire and you’ll have “Underworld,” a pulpy, punk-ish […]

Mambo Italiano

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

It’s a little ironic that a movie about the importance of being different is so derivative of other ethnic comedies, such a sitcom-ish would-be “Son of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Only This Time About Gay Italians in Canada.” There […]

Secondhand Lions

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

Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is dumped on the unwelcoming front porch of his two great-uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine) by his flighty mother (Kyra Sedgewick) so she can go to school and learn how to be a […]

Cabin Fever

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

Imagine the basic Texas Chainsaw/Blair Witch formula, where five college kids go out into the woods for a vacation in an old cabin, meeting a few eccentric townies along the way and ending up with less than pleasant results. But […]

Matchstick Men

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

Director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Thelma and Louise, Blade Runner) has assembled the ingredients in this movie like a perfectly iced martini that is stirred, not shaken. The result is dry but refreshing — and with a kick. Nicolas Cage plays […]

Once Upon A Time In Mexico

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

I guess if there really was a story or characters in this movie, the violence might be too disturbing. But Robert Rodriguez, who not only wrote and directed this movie but also “shot, chopped, and scored” it, too, doesn’t so […]

The Order

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

Oh, there are so many things wrong with this movie. First, it is very badly written. The story is not good and the dialogue is not good. It is about a “sin eater” who performs a relic ceremony from a […]

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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

“Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” just isn’t a very funny movie. At best, audiences who don’t think too much will laugh once or twice then forget the whole thing before they reach the door of the theater.This is yet another […]

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