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Bringing Down the House (2003)
Uproarious, outrageous and irresistible!
 I’m ashamed that this movie exists, that people got paid for it and that someone out there will eventually add it to their DVD collection.
  (Erik Childress,
 The rare film that manages to be simultaneously bland and offensive.
  (Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times)
 One of the most hateful and low-minded comedies I've ever seen.
  (Scott Weinberg,
 Lumberingly crass.
  (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
 Deeply, remorselessly offensive.
  (Catherine Shoard, Sunday Telegraph)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Stylish, scary and superbly acted, Dreamcatcher is probably the best Stephen King movie ever.
 A monster movie of stunning awfulness.
  (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
 So ludicrous that you begin to wonder if it isn't all a big put-on.
  (Charles Taylor,
 Dreamcatcher is Hollywood idiocy on a staggering scale.
  (Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies)
 Terrible stuff.
  (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
 No way is there going to be a worse film than Dreamcatcher this side of midsummer... It is worse than an incompetent fiasco: it is a contemptuous one, too.
  (Alexander Walker, Evening Standard)
What a Girl Wants (2003)
Sweet, funny and very family-friendly, What a Girl Wants is the best comedy so far this year.
 So juvenile it's practically embryonic.
  (John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press)
 A dreadful teen comedy.
  (Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle)
 The sort of thing that people mean when they refer to the steady decline of our culture.
  (Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central)
 So atrocious it's a hoot… an inept rip-off of The Princess Diaries… hilariously stupid.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
The Wild (2006)
Uproarious with stunning state-of-the-art graphics. It’s a leading candidate for the year’s best animated film.
 It isn't often a rip-off gets as blatant as The Wild, a flat-out regurgitation of Madagascar.
  (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)
 Notable mostly because it doesn't appear to contain a single original idea.
  (Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle)
 Uninspired character animation and obnoxious banter aside, The Wild is ultimately done in by the persistent stench of been-there-seen-that.
 (Justin Chang, Variety)
 About as pedestrian as you can get.
 (Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle)
The Recruit (2003)
The Recruit – A classic spy thriller that is as intelligent as it is exciting.
Miracle (2004)
The year’s first great film.
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
A wonderful addition to Disney's Pooh Saga. A movie that kids and parents will love!
The Pacifier (2005)
Vin Diesel's best movie ever! A funny, warm-hearted surprise.
The Ring Two (2005)
A first-rate horror movie.
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Hilarious! The Shaggy Dog is Tim Allen’s funniest movie yet.
Glory Road (2007)
Exciting and inspiring.
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