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The Avengers (1998)
This movie's got a truckload of style, a bunch of funky fashions and mod retro-fun... I came out with a smile on my face, and a pretty sweet flick in my noggin.
 A big fat gob of maximum crapulosity.
  (New York Post)
 I heard actual cries of “ugh!” on the way out the door.
  (New York Times)
 Ill-conceived, misguided and it's-easy-to-see-why-it-wasn't-previewed disaster.
  (Stan Urankar, Baltimore Sun)
 A leaden, witless fiasco, lacking thrills, excitement or surprise.
  (Quentin Curtis, Daily Telegraph)
 About as inviting as a cement souffle... as enjoyable as being trapped in the corner of a pub by a rambling drunk trying to tell you a shaggy dog story... The confused narrative and unexplained transitions suggest that a good deal has been chopped from the film. But judging from the 90 minutes up on the screen, one hates to think what the stuff on the cutting-room floor is like.
  (Philip French, Observer)
 A colossal bore, like someone's idea of sadistic revenge on moviegoers stupid enough to flock to anything with a recognisable brand name.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
 Whipped (200)
 Lots of laughs, interesting characters and plenty of dirty detailed insight into the world of 'dating.'
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
The funnest movie that I've seen so far this year!
Battlefield Earth (2001)
The energy of the film is slated to ‘fun’ and the last 20 minutes are especially wild. So don't take it all so seriously and enjoy the ride!
The Last Samurai (2003)
Wow, talk about an amazing transformation and outlook on life. I always believed that much of that Zen stuff was just plain double-talk, but this film is amazing in both its depth of character interaction and preciseness of dialogue, through which great thought and resonance is placed upon every scene, every word and every action sequence… And did you know that the film has ninjas too? Hand to God! In fact, the ninja/samurai head-to-head is about as bloody and furious as they get. Loved it all. Phew.
Unleashed (2005)
Awesome. I’ve been waiting for a kickass action movie like this one all year… It’s always nice to get reminded of why movies rock and roll, and why a potent action flick can make everything seem so right again.
The Ninth Gate (1998)
Johnny Depp pots yet another great role and takes full advantage of his ever-expanding talent to present us with yet another unique and engaging performance.
Art of War (2000)
I chose to enjoy this film as an action-packed popcorn ride starring badass Wesley Snipes kicking butt all over the place, and by God... it worked!
Little Nicky (2000)
This film does have enough funny to make for some good times for most Sandler fans.
Dungeons and Dragons (2000)
An interesting tale that never bores.
Resident Evil (2002)
The bottom line is that I munched on my nachos with my eyes glued to the screen and had a blast! Nothing wrong with that.
Van Wilder (2002)
If you're looking for yet another mindless college flick with a number of laughs and a captivating lead, you can certainly do much worse than this movie.
Trapped (2002)
Pretty good! In fact, how surprised was I that at about the halfway mark, I was honestly considering it as one of the best thrillers of the year? I'm serious! If you groove on suspense thrillers, appreciate films with engaging premises, many tense and claustrophobic moments, a solid cast, interesting characters, as well as some pretty neat twists and turns...I'm pretty sure that you will enjoy this jelly-bean as well.
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Its first half is more engaging than most movies are in their entirety nowadays.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The cars are a rockin' and even the friggin' movie screen felt like it was shaking as the cars flew by.
Out of Time (2003)
This is one fine thriller.
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