Film Reviews (2001)

Bande à part
Review Date: January 2, 2001
Rating: 10
Life explodes off the screen in a heavenly mixture of dark humor and romantic longing. More
Training Day
Review Date: January 9 , 2001
Rating: 6
Strong acting redeems otherwise undistinguished genre piece. Sign up here
Donnie Darko
Review Date: April 15, 2001
Rating: 10
Kelly’s stunning directorial debut.  Rewrites the rules of the adolescent drama. Follow!
Apocalypse Now Redux
Review Date: May 1, 2001
Rating: 10
Fascinating but probably unnecessary update of the most intellectually rewarding war movie ever made. It's safe to surf the beach.
The Man Who Wasn't There
Review Date: May 2, 2001
Rating: 10
Has style and smarts to burn, and like all Coen Brothers films shows it off in every frame. Brilliant. The page who was there.
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
Review Date: June 2, 2001
Rating: 9
Enchanting, nearly flawless production and genius casting. Click me, I'm magic!
Mulholland Drive
Review Date: October 15, 2001
Rating: 8
Near-masterpiece that self-destructs at the finish-line. One of the year's bestóand most maddening. Silencio...
From Hell
Review Date: October 23 , 2001
Rating: 7
A stylish and effective adaptation of a labyrinthine book. Go there.
Review Date: October 30, 2001
Rating: 1
Ponderous sci-fi meringue full of empty profundity. Spacey upgrades from zero to one. No more dawdling!
Shallow Hal
Review Date: November 9, 2001
Rating: 3
Bland and blubbery. Don't hesitate
Review Date: November 14 , 2001
Rating: 5
Fun, but too many layers collapses Mametís house of cards. Have confidence, friend.
Domestic Disturbance
Review Date: November 23, 2001
Even Lifetime would have passed on this insipid clunker. Enter
Ocean's Eleven
Review Date: November 25, 2001
Rating: 6
Competent, occasionally wonderful entertainment. Feeling lucky?
Review Date: November 30, 2001
Rating: 0
Scenes from a Toluca Lake actors' workshop.One more step...
The Majestic
Review Date: December 18, 2001
Rating: 1
Crowe and Cruise captivate early but botch the ending. Just say yes
Vanilla Sky
Review Date: December 19, 2001
Rating: 4
Crowe and Cruise captivate early but botch the ending.Additional enjoyment
Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Review Date: December 22, 2001
Rating: 7

A lush and loving treatment, but also strangely unmoving.Frooodo!

Ali and A Beautiful Mind
Review Date: December 29, 2001
First-rate performances spoiled by directors trolling for Oscars. You want more?