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despite the evocative aesthetics evincing the hollow state of modern love life , the film never percolates beyond a monotonous whine .
0negative
[ 2.75, -2.126953125 ]
while its careful pace and seemingly opaque story may not satisfy every moviegoer 's appetite , the film 's final scene is soaringly , transparently moving .
1positive
[ -2.328125, 2.35546875 ]
the experience of going to a film festival is a rewarding one ; the experiencing of sampling one through this movie is not .
0negative
[ -1.853515625, 1.9228515625 ]
a moody , multi-dimensional love story and sci-fi mystery , solaris is a thought-provoking , haunting film that allows the seeds of the imagination to germinate .
1positive
[ -3.5390625, 3.458984375 ]
the movie is n't just hilarious : it 's witty and inventive , too , and in hindsight , it is n't even all that dumb .
1positive
[ -2.724609375, 2.65234375 ]
a difficult , absorbing film that manages to convey more substance despite its repetitions and inconsistencies than do most films than are far more pointed and clear .
1positive
[ -2.90234375, 2.837890625 ]
the movie is beautiful to behold and engages one in a sense of epic struggle -- inner and outer -- that 's all too rare in hollywood 's hastier productions .
1positive
[ -3.052734375, 2.970703125 ]
by candidly detailing the politics involved in the creation of an extraordinary piece of music , ( jones ) calls our attention to the inherent conflict between commerce and creativity .
1positive
[ -2.71484375, 2.66796875 ]
this tenth feature is a big deal , indeed -- at least the third-best , and maybe even a notch above the previous runner-up , nicholas meyer 's star trek vi : the undiscovered country .
1positive
[ -3.111328125, 3.107421875 ]
mcconaughey 's fun to watch , the dragons are okay , not much fire in the script .
1positive
[ -0.943359375, 1.173828125 ]
a valueless kiddie paean to pro basketball underwritten by the nba .
0negative
[ 2.759765625, -2.09765625 ]
without non-stop techno or the existential overtones of a kieslowski morality tale , maelstr枚m is just another winter sleepers .
0negative
[ 1.494140625, -1.15625 ]
awesome creatures , breathtaking scenery , and epic battle scenes add up to another ` spectacular spectacle . '
1positive
[ -3.611328125, 3.50390625 ]
the vivid lead performances sustain interest and empathy , but the journey is far more interesting than the final destination .
1positive
[ -2.228515625, 2.224609375 ]
american chai encourages rueful laughter at stereotypes only an indian-american would recognize .
0negative
[ -0.1583251953125, 0.3408203125 ]
irwin is a man with enough charisma and audacity to carry a dozen films , but this particular result is ultimately held back from being something greater .
0negative
[ 0.492919921875, -0.27880859375 ]
it all drags on so interminably it 's like watching a miserable relationship unfold in real time .
0negative
[ 3.15234375, -2.40234375 ]
for the most part , it 's a work of incendiary genius , steering clear of knee-jerk reactions and quick solutions .
1positive
[ -2.09375, 1.96875 ]
it 's fascinating to see how bettany and mcdowell play off each other .
1positive
[ -2.955078125, 2.8671875 ]
director andrew niccol ... demonstrates a wry understanding of the quirks of fame .
1positive
[ -3.5, 3.41796875 ]
manages to be both repulsively sadistic and mundane .
0negative
[ 2.029296875, -1.689453125 ]
if you 're hard up for raunchy college humor , this is your ticket right here .
1positive
[ -0.6728515625, 0.78173828125 ]
worth watching for dong jie 's performance -- and for the way it documents a culture in the throes of rapid change .
1positive
[ -3.138671875, 2.9921875 ]
there 's something auspicious , and daring , too , about the artistic instinct that pushes a majority-oriented director like steven spielberg to follow a.i. with this challenging report so liable to unnerve the majority .
1positive
[ -2.646484375, 2.4921875 ]
jones ... does offer a brutal form of charisma .
1positive
[ -2.67578125, 2.58203125 ]
the script is n't very good ; not even someone as gifted as hoffman ( the actor ) can make it work .
0negative
[ 3.041015625, -2.341796875 ]
byler reveals his characters in a way that intrigues and even fascinates us , and he never reduces the situation to simple melodrama .
1positive
[ -3.322265625, 3.087890625 ]
something like scrubbing the toilet .
0negative
[ 2.732421875, -2.1640625 ]
still , as a visual treat , the film is almost unsurpassed .
1positive
[ 0.45166015625, -0.1468505859375 ]
it 's another video movie photographed like a film , with the bad lighting that 's often written off as indie film naturalism .
0negative
[ 3.07421875, -2.365234375 ]
i can take infantile humor ... but this is the sort of infantile that makes you wonder about changing the director and writer 's diapers .
0negative
[ -0.44091796875, 0.65087890625 ]
the action switches between past and present , but the material link is too tenuous to anchor the emotional connections that purport to span a 125-year divide .
0negative
[ 2.74609375, -2.1484375 ]
i 'm just too bored to care .
0negative
[ 3.203125, -2.484375 ]
more romantic , more emotional and ultimately more satisfying than the teary-eyed original .
1positive
[ -2.650390625, 2.6484375 ]
corpus collosum -- while undeniably interesting -- wore out its welcome well before the end credits rolled about 45 minutes in .
0negative
[ 2.365234375, -1.796875 ]
my big fat greek wedding uses stereotypes in a delightful blend of sweet romance and lovingly dished out humor .
1positive
[ -3.32421875, 3.20703125 ]
hardly a masterpiece , but it introduces viewers to a good charitable enterprise and some interesting real people .
1positive
[ -3.513671875, 3.484375 ]
not only are the special effects and narrative flow much improved , and daniel radcliffe more emotionally assertive this time around as harry , but the film conjures the magic of author j.k. rowling 's books .
1positive
[ -3.05859375, 3.060546875 ]
the movie has an infectious exuberance that will engage anyone with a passing interest in the skate/surf culture , the l.a. beach scene and the imaginative ( and sometimes illegal ) ways kids can make a playground out of the refuse of adults .
1positive
[ -3.400390625, 3.271484375 ]
drops you into a dizzying , volatile , pressure-cooker of a situation that quickly snowballs out of control , while focusing on the what much more than the why .
1positive
[ 1.642578125, -1.16796875 ]
i 'll bet the video game is a lot more fun than the film .
0negative
[ -1.427734375, 1.509765625 ]
it has all the excitement of eating oatmeal .
0negative
[ -0.8369140625, 0.833984375 ]
like being trapped at a perpetual frat party ... how can something so gross be so boring ?
0negative
[ 2.951171875, -2.287109375 ]
a by-the-numbers effort that wo n't do much to enhance the franchise .
0negative
[ 2.912109375, -2.291015625 ]
the so-inept - it 's - surreal dubbing ( featuring the voices of glenn close , regis philbin and breckin meyer ) brings back memories of cheesy old godzilla flicks .
0negative
[ 1.97265625, -1.4765625 ]
dragonfly has no atmosphere , no tension -- nothing but costner , flailing away .
0negative
[ 2.220703125, -1.7587890625 ]
the man from elysian fields is a cold , bliss-less work that groans along thinking itself some important comment on how life throws us some beguiling curves .
0negative
[ -1.41015625, 1.505859375 ]
( chaiken 's ) talent lies in an evocative , accurate observation of a distinctive milieu and in the lively , convincing dialogue she creates for her characters .
1positive
[ -3.623046875, 3.439453125 ]
a lean , deftly shot , well-acted , weirdly retro thriller that recalls a raft of '60s and '70s european-set spy pictures .
1positive
[ -3.61328125, 3.5234375 ]
unflinchingly bleak and desperate
0negative
[ 2.5625, -1.9580078125 ]
stultifyingly , dumbfoundingly , mind-numbingly bad .
0negative
[ 3.296875, -2.578125 ]
as vulgar as it is banal .
0negative
[ 2.921875, -2.2578125 ]
while undisputed is n't exactly a high , it is a gripping , tidy little movie that takes mr. hill higher than he 's been in a while .
1positive
[ -3.1328125, 3 ]
offers very little genuine romance and even fewer laughs ... a sad sitcom of a movie , largely devoid of charm .
0negative
[ 3.265625, -2.484375 ]
here 's yet another studio horror franchise mucking up its storyline with glitches casual fans could correct in their sleep .
0negative
[ 2.96875, -2.26171875 ]
so devoid of any kind of intelligible story that it makes films like xxx and collateral damage seem like thoughtful treatises
0negative
[ 2.62109375, -2.0625 ]
good film , but very glum .
1positive
[ 1.46875, -1.0517578125 ]
the second coming of harry potter is a film far superior to its predecessor .
1positive
[ -2.521484375, 2.5 ]
challenging , intermittently engrossing and unflaggingly creative .
1positive
[ -3.11328125, 3.111328125 ]
an operatic , sprawling picture that 's entertainingly acted , magnificently shot and gripping enough to sustain most of its 170-minute length .
1positive
[ -3.638671875, 3.533203125 ]
does n't offer much besides glib soullessness , raunchy language and a series of brutal set pieces ... that raise the bar on stylized screen violence .
0negative
[ 2.732421875, -2.12890625 ]
nicks , seemingly uncertain what 's going to make people laugh , runs the gamut from stale parody to raunchy sex gags to formula romantic comedy .
0negative
[ 1.798828125, -1.306640625 ]
there has always been something likable about the marquis de sade .
1positive
[ -2.40625, 2.26953125 ]
there is a fabric of complex ideas here , and feelings that profoundly deepen them .
1positive
[ -2.87890625, 2.912109375 ]
it 's too bad that the helping hand he uses to stir his ingredients is also a heavy one .
0negative
[ 3.166015625, -2.42578125 ]
it 's like every bad idea that 's ever gone into an after-school special compiled in one place , minus those daytime programs ' slickness and sophistication ( and who knew they even had any ? ) .
0negative
[ 3.033203125, -2.390625 ]
for each chuckle there are at least 10 complete misses , many coming from the amazingly lifelike tara reid , whose acting skills are comparable to a cardboard cutout .
0negative
[ 1.736328125, -1.3681640625 ]
one of creepiest , scariest movies to come along in a long , long time , easily rivaling blair witch or the others .
1positive
[ -1.806640625, 1.7626953125 ]
a coda in every sense , the pinochet case splits time between a minute-by-minute account of the british court 's extradition chess game and the regime 's talking-head survivors .
1positive
[ 2.337890625, -1.783203125 ]
maud and roland 's search for an unknowable past makes for a haunting literary detective story , but labute pulls off a neater trick in possession : he makes language sexy .
1positive
[ -1.5732421875, 1.5869140625 ]
reggio 's continual visual barrage is absorbing as well as thought-provoking .
1positive
[ -3.45703125, 3.40234375 ]
but it 's too long and too convoluted and it ends in a muddle .
0negative
[ 3.15234375, -2.443359375 ]
so unremittingly awful that labeling it a dog probably constitutes cruelty to canines .
0negative
[ 3.19921875, -2.544921875 ]
it 's slow -- very , very slow .
0negative
[ 3.09375, -2.44921875 ]
forced , familiar and thoroughly condescending .
0negative
[ 2.81640625, -2.177734375 ]
it 's the chemistry between the women and the droll scene-stealing wit and wolfish pessimism of anna chancellor that makes this `` two weddings and a funeral '' fun .
1positive
[ -2.9765625, 2.9140625 ]
the band 's courage in the face of official repression is inspiring , especially for aging hippies ( this one included ) .
1positive
[ -3.2734375, 3.115234375 ]
a big , gorgeous , sprawling swashbuckler that delivers its diversions in grand , uncomplicated fashion .
1positive
[ -3.576171875, 3.41796875 ]
people cinema at its finest .
1positive
[ -3.279296875, 3.205078125 ]
if you 've ever entertained the notion of doing what the title of this film implies , what sex with strangers actually shows may put you off the idea forever .
0negative
[ 1.9521484375, -1.6015625 ]
you do n't have to know about music to appreciate the film 's easygoing blend of comedy and romance .
1positive
[ -2.34765625, 2.30078125 ]
at its best , queen is campy fun like the vincent price horror classics of the '60s .
1positive
[ -3.2265625, 3.169921875 ]
while it 's genuinely cool to hear characters talk about early rap records ( sugar hill gang , etc. ) , the constant referencing of hip-hop arcana can alienate even the savviest audiences .
0negative
[ 1.9140625, -1.388671875 ]
dazzling in its complexity , disturbing for its extraordinary themes , the piano teacher is a film that defies categorisation .
1positive
[ -3.048828125, 3.025390625 ]
it treats women like idiots .
0negative
[ 3.080078125, -2.34765625 ]
the far future may be awesome to consider , but from period detail to matters of the heart , this film is most transporting when it stays put in the past .
1positive
[ -2.4375, 2.421875 ]
sticky sweet sentimentality , clumsy plotting and a rosily myopic view of life in the wwii-era mississippi delta undermine this adaptation .
0negative
[ 1.8251953125, -1.234375 ]
what the film lacks in general focus it makes up for in compassion , as corcuera manages to find the seeds of hope in the form of collective action .
1positive
[ -2.32421875, 2.3671875 ]
no one but a convict guilty of some truly heinous crime should have to sit through the master of disguise .
0negative
[ 1.626953125, -1.265625 ]
it takes talent to make a lifeless movie about the most heinous man who ever lived .
0negative
[ 2.423828125, -1.9130859375 ]
even in its most tedious scenes , russian ark is mesmerizing .
1positive
[ -2.486328125, 2.494140625 ]
a by-the-numbers patient/doctor pic that covers all the usual ground
0negative
[ -0.1160888671875, 0.2568359375 ]
not since tom cruise in risky business has an actor made such a strong impression in his underwear .
1positive
[ -0.88427734375, 0.75927734375 ]
at the very least , if you do n't know anything about derrida when you walk into the theater , you wo n't know much more when you leave .
0negative
[ 1.466796875, -1.0400390625 ]
two hours fly by -- opera 's a pleasure when you do n't have to endure intermissions -- and even a novice to the form comes away exhilarated .
1positive
[ -3.04296875, 2.916015625 ]
displaying about equal amounts of naivet茅 , passion and talent , beneath clouds establishes sen as a filmmaker of considerable potential .
1positive
[ -3.15234375, 3.068359375 ]
affleck and jackson are good sparring partners .
1positive
[ -3.00390625, 2.9609375 ]
the emotions are raw and will strike a nerve with anyone who 's ever had family trauma .
1positive
[ -2.83203125, 2.69140625 ]
my reaction in a word : disappointment .
0negative
[ 3.080078125, -2.439453125 ]
( lawrence bounces ) all over the stage , dancing , running , sweating , mopping his face and generally displaying the wacky talent that brought him fame in the first place .
1positive
[ -1.5966796875, 1.6357421875 ]