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  202 Reviews by Andrew Sarris

202 Reviews by
Andrew Sarris of  New York Observer



Movie: American Gangster
Release date: 11/2/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (6/0)
        One must applaud American Gangster as the kind of socko entertainment many people thought Hollywo...
167 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Feast of Love
Release date: 9/28/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        An exquisite tapestry of interlocking love stories, some of which end happily, some sadly, some f...
85 other reviews of this movie

Movie: The Jane Austen Book Club
Release date: 9/21/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The cast alone makes The Jane Austen Book Club good -- though not great -- entertainment for at l...
77 other reviews of this movie

Movie: The Brave One
Release date: 9/14/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The Brave One has opened the fall movie season with a bang, indeed with a lot of bang, bang, bang...
143 other reviews of this movie

Movie: In the Shadow of the Moon
Release date: 9/7/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        David Sington’s In the Shadow of the Moon moved me to the extremes of nostalgia, regret and outri...
78 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Bubble, The
Release date: 9/7/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I am not sure what the point of the movie is supposed to be, but [director] Fox, his cast and his...
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: 3:10 to Yuma
Release date: 9/7/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The performances of Mr. Crowe and Mr. Bale alone are worth the price of admission.
159 other reviews of this movie

Movie: 2 Days in Paris
Release date: 8/10/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Ms. Delpy and Mr. Goldberg are clearly talented and versatile enough to make a more plausible and...
79 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Becoming Jane
Release date: 8/3/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Becoming Jane is not as good as the best Austen films, but is much better than most mainstream mo...
111 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Laura Smiles
Release date: 7/13/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Ms. Wright and all her acting colleagues provide very persuasive performances amid the shifting p...
11 other reviews of this movie

Movie: My Best Friend
Release date: 7/13/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Patrice Leconte’s My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) ripples with ironies as it approaches the bel...
55 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sicko
Release date: 6/29/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        One may quibble with Mr. Moore’s anecdotal oversimplifications and his xenophilic fantasies, but ...
150 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Evening
Release date: 6/29/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The novel is too dense, too multilayered, too overpopulated to make a satisfactory film that is a...
110 other reviews of this movie

Movie: You Kill Me
Release date: 6/22/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Along with the splendid principals, [the secondary cast] round out an extraordinarily accomplishe...
81 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Black Sheep
Release date: 6/22/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The most gruesomely satisfying spectacle for hard-core environmentalists would be that of a group...
68 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Day Night Day Night
Release date: 5/11/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        All in all, it’s a creepy subject for a movie -- especially when there is no payoff at the end.
34 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Paris je t'aime
Release date: 5/4/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        After having seen the 18 pieces that made the final cut, I can’t help wondering on what grounds t...
83 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Lonely Hearts
Release date: 4/13/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The film goes into such repulsive detail that it ends as a tract against capital punishment.
32 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Black Book
Release date: 4/4/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Pushes all sorts of envelopes -- political, historical and erotic -- against the sanctified backg...
102 other reviews of this movie

Movie: After the Wedding
Release date: 3/30/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        May be the strangest and most surprising film you’ll see this year, in that its character develop...
84 other reviews of this movie

Movie: 300
Release date: 3/9/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        300 was as pathetically puerile as I had expected.
188 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Zodiac
Release date: 3/2/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Fincher’s flair for casting is the major asset of his curiously attenuated return to the seri...
169 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Breaking and Entering
Release date: 12/15/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        All in all, Breaking and Entering isn't a bad start for 2007.
103 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Volver
Release date: 11/3/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The late François Truffaut was frequently described as a filmmaker who loved women, but not even ...
67 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Flags of Our Fathers
Release date: 10/20/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        [Captures] the spirit of our time with its mixture of cynicism and idealism, irony and conviction...
158 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Little Children
Release date: 10/6/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Seldom these days does one encounter such an intricate narrative so persuasively performed by the...
103 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Departed, The
Release date: 10/6/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Scorsese and his associates have assembled a remarkably charismatic cast to impart coherence ...
189 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Queen, The
Release date: 9/30/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The Queen is not difficult, [but] it is sufficiently and, yes, marvelously artistic...
152 other reviews of this movie

Movie: World Trade Center
Release date: 8/9/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        [World Trade Center] doesn’t pretend to encompass the entire catastrophe of 9/11, and that is its...
215 other reviews of this movie

Movie: X-Men: The Last Stand
Release date: 5/26/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        [I] found myself strangely moved by the sense of relationships, friendly and unfriendly, coming t...
204 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Mission: Impossible III
Release date: 5/5/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        My final reaction to Mission: Impossible III is one of bemused tolerance and even mild absorption...
159 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Proposition, The
Release date: 5/5/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Huston, Mr. Pearce and Mr. Winstone give especially luminous performances as Arthur, Charlie ...
102 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Inside Man
Release date: 3/24/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I gloried in the sheer spectacle of Jodie Foster as Madeline White, an exquisitely groomed, fearl...
150 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Find Me Guilty
Release date: 3/17/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        [Lumet's] crowning masterpiece.
75 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Thank You for Smoking
Release date: 3/17/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        What makes the movie curiously timely is its emphasis on the process of spin as opposed to the mo...
74 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Firewall
Release date: 2/10/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Firewall is barely worth seeing, despite its above-average cast.
128 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Release date: 12/31/2005 11:01:44 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        This seeming psychological incongruity made Sophie more human and more heroic to me, as well as m...
79 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Release date: 12/31/2005 11:01:38 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Dame Joan Plowright has been cast here in the most dominant and demanding role that she has ever ...
47 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Munich
Release date: 12/23/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        It’s overlong, psychologically unfocused, thematically devious and curiously anachronistic in its...
163 other reviews of this movie

Movie: History of Violence, A
Release date: 9/23/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Cronenberg has imbued his narrative with a style of personal conviction that is found in only...
164 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Bad News Bears, The
Release date: 7/22/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        There are many lingerings over communal feelings other directors might pass through more quickly ...
114 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Cinderella Man
Release date: 6/3/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Just an O.K. vintage fight movie.
171 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kung Fu Hustle
Release date: 4/8/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The truth is that I haven't seen nearly enough unimaginative martial-arts movies to respond to Mr...
139 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Winter Solstice
Release date: 4/8/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        This kind of conceptual and directorial control isn't as easy to accomplish as it might look, and...
71 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Jacket, The
Release date: 3/4/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The acting is uniformly excellent.
146 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Hotel Rwanda
Release date: 12/22/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The most truly inspiring movie of the year.
154 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Million Dollar Baby
Release date: 12/15/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (6/1)
        No movie in my memory has depressed me more than Million Dollar Baby.
178 other reviews of this movie

Movie: House of Flying Daggers
Release date: 12/3/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The director has taken the martial-arts genre to its ultimate flowering: to ennoble women as full...
136 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kinsey
Release date: 11/12/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Admirably adventurous.
148 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Vera Drake
Release date: 10/10/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Boo, hiss and all that -- but I can report that the film left me only vaguely depressed and nothi...
125 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Motorcycle Diaries, The
Release date: 9/24/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        If I was moved despite my ingrained skepticism about Ché Guevara and Castro's Cuba, you probably ...
59 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Collateral
Release date: 8/6/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Throughout the gruesome cat-and-mouse game being played by Vincent and Max in Collateral, there's...
188 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Door in the Floor, The
Release date: 7/14/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I can't say I minded the movie too much, but I can't say it ever grabbed me, which is how I feel ...
79 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Young Adam
Release date: 4/16/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        For all its coldness, Young Adam still managed to impress me thanks to the time, the place, and t...
43 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Dogville
Release date: 3/26/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        You just have to see it to believe it. Frankly, I have never seen anything like it, which is not ...
109 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Starsky & Hutch
Release date: 3/5/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        A sterling supporting cast -- down to the tiniest bit parts -- provides enough astringent intelli...
141 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Secret Things
Release date: 1/2/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        A sweetly seductive entertainment.
36 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Good Morning, Night
Release date: 12/31/2003 11:01:32 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Part reality, part fantasy and all compassion. It is a strangely moving experience for the histor...
16 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Cold Mountain
Release date: 12/25/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        A film of many excellences undermined by a flawed narrative.
156 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Mona Lisa Smile
Release date: 12/19/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I must say that I enjoyed Mona Lisa Smile enormously, in large part because of the sheer virtuosi...
112 other reviews of this movie

Movie: What Alice Found
Release date: 12/5/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Sandra, Bill and Alice emerge not as a newfound family exactly, nor as villains and victims, but ...
31 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Barbarian Invasions, The
Release date: 11/21/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        One of the most intelligent and articulate entertainments of the year from any country.
92 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Shattered Glass
Release date: 10/31/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        About as well executed as any movie I've seen this year.
118 other reviews of this movie

Movie: American Splendor
Release date: 8/15/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        There's a tremendous amount of cultural vitality out there in the land of the losers; American Sp...
133 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Secret Lives of Dentists, The
Release date: 8/1/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Rudolph's opus is already guaranteed a place on my year's 10-best list.
74 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Swimming Pool
Release date: 7/2/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Swimming Pool is more an exquisite art object than an involving movie. So be it.
49 other reviews of this movie

Movie: In-Laws, The
Release date: 5/23/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Amazingly, the two versions have hit the casting bull's-eye twice in 24 years to provide superior...
44 other reviews of this movie

Movie: X2: X-Men United
Release date: 5/2/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Suffice to say that I was steadily engrossed and entertained and ultimately moved by a drama that...
179 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Confidence
Release date: 4/25/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        What it shares with most of its predecessors is a sterling cast, in this instance almost entirely...
57 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Tears of the Sun
Release date: 3/7/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Deserves the bad reviews and the lackluster earnings it has accumulated thus far.
131 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Amen
Release date: 1/24/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        An unusually riveting experience for a story with an inevitable, dismal ending.
42 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Son, The
Release date: 1/10/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I can't deny being stirred by the wildly melodramatic climax of The Son, with its thunderously qu...
45 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Good Thief, The
Release date: 12/31/2002 11:01:32 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Great fun despite its deficiency as a presumed thriller.
88 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Release date: 12/31/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Clooney, Mr. Kaufman and all their collaborators are entitled to take a deep bow for fashioni...
54 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Hours, The
Release date: 12/27/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Daldry and Mr. Hare have succeeded in preserving and even enhancing both the episodic structu...
139 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Max
Release date: 12/27/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The 'what-ifs' involved have offended some people, but I found the movie fascinating for its subt...
84 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Catch Me If You Can
Release date: 12/25/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        That rarity of rarities, a mainstream American feel-good movie with both charm and intelligence.
169 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Catch Me If You Can
Release date: 12/25/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        That rarity of rarities, a mainstream American feel-good movie with both charm and intelligence.
169 other reviews of this movie

Movie: 8 Mile
Release date: 11/8/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I have to go back to James Dean in Elia Kazan's East of Eden and Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a C...
143 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Far From Heaven
Release date: 11/8/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Well worth seeing for its visual approximation of the Douglas Sirk–Ross Hunter 'women's pictures'...
147 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sweet Home Alabama
Release date: 9/27/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Would be an unendurable viewing experience for this ultra-provincial New Yorker if 26-year-old Re...
52 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Das Experiment
Release date: 9/18/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        It is in the camera details rather than the grand design that Das Experiment excels.
35 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Igby Goes Down
Release date: 9/13/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        The kind of film in which everyone's point of view is respected ... and yet everyone, including I...
82 other reviews of this movie

Movie: City by the Sea
Release date: 9/6/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        [City] reminds us how realistically nuanced a Robert De Niro performance can be when he is not mo...
102 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Full Frontal
Release date: 8/2/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Mr. Soderbergh's direction and visual style struck me as unusually and unimpressively fussy and p...
102 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Austin Powers in Goldmember
Release date: 7/26/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        It's all amateur-night vaudeville and movies within movies that degenerate into total inanity.
126 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sum of All Fears, The
Release date: 5/31/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I was impressed by how many tit-for-tat retaliatory responses the filmmakers allow before pulling...
134 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Elling
Release date: 5/29/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        A singularly affecting and amusing fable.
44 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Cat's Meow, The
Release date: 4/12/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        As it stands, The Cat's Meow is Mr. Bogdanovich's best film since Mask.
74 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Matter of Taste, A
Release date: 12/31/2001 11:01:38 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        By telling the story backwards and forwards as they do, Mr. Rapp and Mr. Taurand make us focus on...
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: O
Release date: 8/31/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        In the end, the Shakespearean ideas collapse on film because of the youthful callowness of the ch...
82 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Legally Blonde
Release date: 7/13/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Ms. Witherspoon won me over right from the start.
100 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Town is Quiet, The
Release date: 1/17/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Many of the contemporary problems of the Western world ... are given unforgettably human faces.
26 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Being John Malkovich
Release date: 10/29/1999
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        By the time the tunnel worthy of the likes of Gulliver and Alice becomes a freeway clogged with b...
85 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Eyes Wide Shut
Release date: 7/16/1999
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        I kept my eyes wide open all through Eyes Wide Shut and saw more control-freak unreality than vis...
83 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Belle De Jour
Release date: 6/30/1995
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (7/0)
        Of all the supposedly challenging attractions playing locally in our supposedly more enlightened ...
21 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Ratatouille
Release date: 6/29/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (6/1) No reference
        Ratatouille is a veritable feast for the eye and the ear. Don’t miss it.
152 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Triad Election
Release date: 4/25/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        In contrast to many recent action films, women are neither empowered nor abused in this predomina...
36 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Private Fears In Public Places
Release date: 4/13/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        At 84, Mr. Resnais has lost none of the fatalistic cutting edge he first displayed almost 60 year...
50 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Wind That Shakes the Barley, The
Release date: 3/16/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Ultimately, Barley is the antithesis of a feel-good entertainment -- but it is to be commended fo...
93 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Exterminating Angels
Release date: 3/7/2007
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. Brisseau honors the infinitely varying psyches of his female subjects. One may scoff at his v...
33 other reviews of this movie

Movie: When the Sea Rises
Release date: 12/31/2006 11:01:48 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        When the Sea Rises remains a strangely sad love story of rare poetic power.
17 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Le Petit Lieutenant
Release date: 12/31/2006 11:01:37 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        When the action finally picks up in the pursuit of a ruthless Russian gang of killers, the relati...
28 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Secret Life of Words, The
Release date: 12/15/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Though I continue to have strong reservations about the stylistic abstractions in Ms. Coixet’s na...
32 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Happy Feet
Release date: 11/17/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Was I enchanted, entertained or even diverted for its 108-minute running time? Not really.
124 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Come Early Morning
Release date: 11/10/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        If and when Come Early Morning ever resurfaces on DVD, order it immediately—and while you’re at i...
32 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Release date: 11/10/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Fur may not be entirely convincing, but it’s made with a conviction that deserves respect.
98 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Release date: 11/3/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (4/3) No reference
        The theory of comedy here is that you can get away with almost anything if you manage to make you...
170 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sherrybaby
Release date: 8/25/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        As an actress, Ms. Gyllenhaal seems to steer clear of any parts that seek to exploit an audience’...
55 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Clerks II
Release date: 7/21/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Clerks II strikes its deepest chords when it appeals to the emotional security of a passionately ...
98 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Devil Wears Prada, The
Release date: 6/30/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The biggest problem with the movie, however, is that it tries to make a big deal out of a subject...
154 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Break-Up, The
Release date: 6/2/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        One seemingly terminal problem with the casting of Ms. Aniston and Mr. Vaughn is that neither of ...
157 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Water
Release date: 4/28/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Quite possibly the best picture of the year thus far, with no fewer than three of the most lumino...
78 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Friends With Money
Release date: 4/7/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Friends with Money is not without humor and irony, and it’s well worth seeing despite all of its ...
116 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Running Scared
Release date: 2/24/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The end result of all these cross-mob confrontations is an orgy of nihilistic violence that is cu...
53 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Cowboy Del Amor
Release date: 2/10/2006
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Michèle Ohayon’s Cowboy del Amor turns out to be one of the sweetest, funniest and most enjoyable...
17 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Memoirs of a Geisha
Release date: 12/9/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (4/3) No reference
        The subject remained interesting enough to this provincial American to accept and ultimately enjo...
127 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Walk the Line
Release date: 11/18/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I advise you catch up with Walk the Line, if only for Ms. Witherspoon’s transcendent joyousness a...
177 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Where the Truth Lies
Release date: 10/14/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The solution to the 'mystery' ... becomes anticlimactic.
76 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Good Night, And Good Luck
Release date: 10/7/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. Strathairn does capture much of Murrow's formal manner, particularly the measured cadences of...
116 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Just Like Heaven
Release date: 9/16/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        See two charming characters make beautiful music together.
130 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Downfall
Release date: 2/18/2005
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Well worth seeing for all the nuances and variations we know little about.
109 other reviews of this movie

Movie: My Mother Likes Women
Release date: 12/31/2004 11:01:38 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        My Mother Likes Women will make you smile and feel generously enlightened at the same time.
33 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Last Life in the Universe
Release date: 12/31/2004 11:01:37 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        [Reflects] the growing interpenetration of many individual national cinemas into a cultural congl...
34 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Born Into Brothels
Release date: 12/8/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The resilience that shines in the faces of these children, both in the photos and in the movie it...
46 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Changing Times
Release date: 12/8/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        An interesting film experience, as much because of its chaotic narrative as in spite of it.
31 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Bad Education
Release date: 11/19/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I found the film devious and confused in its Pirandellian contrivances and shifts of identity.
108 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Le Petite Lili
Release date: 11/12/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (4/3) No reference
        Modest entertainment.
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sex is Comedy
Release date: 10/20/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        There are insightful moments about the delicate relationships between a director and her cast, an...
35 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Being Julia
Release date: 10/15/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I enjoyed watching Ms. Bening in close to top form, and I think you will, too.
78 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Friday Night Lights
Release date: 10/8/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Nuance typifies both Mr. Thornton's highly calibrated performance and the film's absence of unnec...
135 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Wimbledon
Release date: 9/17/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        A pleasant enough entertainment at a time when movies either pleasant or entertaining are in shor...
111 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Red Lights
Release date: 9/3/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. Darroussin and Ms. Bouquet make Antoine and Helene such compelling characters that their live...
64 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Garden State
Release date: 7/30/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. Braff, Ms. Portman, Mr. Sarsgaard and Mr. Holm never strike a false note as a remarkably cohe...
112 other reviews of this movie

Movie: De-Lovely
Release date: 7/2/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        If for no other reason (and there are assuredly other reasons), I recommend De-Lovely to my reade...
120 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Terminal, The
Release date: 6/18/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The concept was there; the production abilities were there. It's the execution that fell apart.
154 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Story of the Weeping Camel, The
Release date: 6/4/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I haven't been this moved by the ineffable wisdom conveyed in the eyes of beasts since Robert Bre...
86 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Love Me If You Dare
Release date: 5/21/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        It is not to be missed.
87 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Secret Window
Release date: 3/12/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. Depp demonstrates once again that he never disappoints as an actor, even in something as frau...
59 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kitchen Stories
Release date: 2/20/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. Hamer never goes for belly laughs, preferring instead the smiles of quiet recognition from vi...
52 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Almost Peaceful
Release date: 2/14/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        This is a film of half-notes and nuances, and as a chronicle of emotional survival it is infinite...
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Dreamers, The
Release date: 2/6/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (6/1) No reference
        At a reflective and still romantic 63, Mr. Bertolucci pays heartfelt hommage to Henri Langlois’ f...
117 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Crimson Gold
Release date: 1/16/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Combines the talents of two of Iran's most forceful critics of their country's theocratic regime.
40 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Tokyo Godfathers
Release date: 1/16/2004
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Social indifference and injustice plague the protagonists, as well as our own consciences. This m...
51 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Taking Sides
Release date: 12/31/2003 11:01:45 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The complexities of the subject matter are deftly and intelligently handled.
47 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Calendar Girls
Release date: 12/19/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Amiable enough as a frothy entertainment, with darker overtones rendered with emotional effective...
96 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Triplets of Belleville, The
Release date: 11/26/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The comparative abstractness of Mr. Chomet's vision allows the mind to wander freely.
96 other reviews of this movie

Movie: 21 Grams
Release date: 11/21/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Confounded my high expectations by being much too depressing for my taste.
132 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Pieces of April
Release date: 10/17/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Longer on calculating sourness than on psychologically organic wit.
116 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kill Bill Vol. 1
Release date: 10/10/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I would argue that, in a bizarre way, Mr. Tarantino empowers women as no action-genre director be...
163 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Casa de Los Babys
Release date: 9/19/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I spent most of the 95-minute running time of Casa trying to distinguish between some of the actr...
90 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Zero Day
Release date: 9/3/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I never found what the Coccio Brothers were saying through their surrogates, Andre and Cal, eithe...
27 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Uptown Girls
Release date: 8/15/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Though I found Mr. Yakin's direction unexpectedly imaginative, and the script often incongruously...
91 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Seabiscuit
Release date: 7/25/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        [Seabiscuit] clicks on all cylinders as a technical achievement in re-creating a piece of racetra...
121 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Together
Release date: 5/30/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Together is nothing short of a melodious masterpiece.
61 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Washington Heights
Release date: 5/9/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. De Villa seems to have the talent to do better, if only he can find stronger characters and s...
34 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Spellbound
Release date: 4/30/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (4/3) No reference
        Who would have thought that a nonfiction film about spelling bees, for God's sake, would be more ...
105 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Phone Booth
Release date: 4/4/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Raises more questions than it answers as it attempts to convince us that a moralistic sniper woul...
154 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Raising Victor Vargas
Release date: 3/28/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        It is warm, generous, courtly, compassionate and humanistic in the best sense.
77 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Under the Skin of the City
Release date: 3/14/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Honored by Iranian film critics as the best film of 2001, and one can understand why without find...
23 other reviews of this movie

Movie: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Release date: 2/14/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (6/1) No reference
        As for Ms. Tautou, she demonstrates that she's much, much more than just another pretty face. You...
52 other reviews of this movie

Movie: P.S. Your Cat Is Dead
Release date: 1/17/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        [The Boys in the Band] is much wittier and funnier than the comparatively frantic and frenzied sh...
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: P.S. Your Cat Is Dead
Release date: 1/17/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        [The Boys in the Band] is much wittier and funnier than the comparatively frantic and frenzied sh...
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Red Circle, The
Release date: 1/10/2003
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Henri Decae's (1915-1987) marvelously precise cinematography, inspiringly attuned to Melville's t...
44 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Shanghai Ghetto
Release date: 12/31/2002 11:01:44 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Provides a very moving and revelatory footnote to the Holocaust.
26 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Harrison's Flowers
Release date: 12/31/2002 11:01:33 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The cast fits very convincingly into the nightmarish landscape of a ravaged country.
34 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Solaris
Release date: 11/27/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I prefer Soderbergh's concentration on his two lovers over Tarkovsky's mostly male, mostly patria...
103 other reviews of this movie

Movie: God is Great, I'm Not
Release date: 11/8/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I am convinced [Tautou] can do anything, and I recommend the movie almost solely because of her.
25 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Food of Love
Release date: 10/25/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I suspect that there are more interesting ways of dealing with the subject.
24 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Safe Conduct
Release date: 10/11/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Unfolds as one of the most politically audacious films of recent decades from any country, but es...
36 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Children of the Century
Release date: 9/13/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        An intimate contemplation of two marvelously messy lives.
30 other reviews of this movie

Movie: In Praise of Love
Release date: 9/6/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        In my own very humble opinion, In Praise of Love lacks even the most fragmented charms I have fou...
54 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Satin Rouge
Release date: 8/23/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The first Tunisian film I have ever seen, and it's also probably the most good-hearted yet sensua...
46 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Secret Ballot
Release date: 8/9/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Some of the longest takes in the history of cinema, and a precious bit of ethnographic essence fo...
53 other reviews of this movie

Movie: My Wife is an Actress
Release date: 7/12/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        For the most part, My Wife Is an Actress is bright, pleasant and intelligent entertainment with n...
69 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Me Without You
Release date: 7/5/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        There are several problems with the development of the narrative. Most important is the unequal a...
42 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Bourne Identity, The
Release date: 6/14/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        A rollicking adventure yarn.
146 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Late Marriage
Release date: 5/17/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The last scenes of the film are anguished, bitter and truthful. Mr. Koshashvili is a director to ...
43 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Late Marriage
Release date: 5/17/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The last scenes of the film are anguished, bitter and truthful. Mr. Koshashvili is a director to ...
43 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Release date: 5/3/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Combines a comically dismal social realism with a farcically bawdy fantasy of redemption and rege...
42 other reviews of this movie

Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Release date: 4/19/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        As a witness to several Greek-American weddings -- but, happily, a victim of none -- I can testif...
92 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Margarita Happy Hour
Release date: 3/22/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Ms. Hutchins is talented enough and charismatic enough to make us care about Zelda's ultimate fat...
19 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Italian for Beginners
Release date: 1/18/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The combination of lightness and strictness in this instance gives Italian for Beginners an amiab...
57 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Italian for Beginners
Release date: 1/18/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The combination of lightness and strictness in this instance gives Italian for Beginners an amiab...
57 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Chi-hwa-seon
Release date: 1/1/2002
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        If you've never seen a South Korean film, or even if you have, Chihwaseon is an ideal place to st...
20 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Operator, The
Release date: 12/31/2001 11:01:40 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The problem with the central character is that he starts off on such a low note of weak resistanc...
13 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Innocence
Release date: 12/31/2001 11:01:34 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        A film for the ages.
32 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Baise Moi
Release date: 12/31/2001 11:01:27 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        As art, it is all badly done.
31 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Lantana
Release date: 12/14/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Mr. LaPaglia, Ms. Armstrong, Mr. Rush and Ms. Hershey invest their roles with a profound humanity...
72 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kandahar
Release date: 12/14/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        We never see Nafas reach Kandahar, but we have been taken on a colorful and exhilarating trip jus...
91 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kandahar
Release date: 12/14/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        We never see Nafas reach Kandahar, but we have been taken on a colorful and exhilarating trip jus...
91 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Happenstance
Release date: 11/2/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Tatou ... gives a more interesting performance than she did in her overly bossy, fussy title role...
19 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Y Tu Mama Tambien
Release date: 10/17/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The ingenious plot alone is worth the price of admission.
97 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Ma Soeur!, A
Release date: 10/12/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The movie is hard and implacable, but worth seeing.
33 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Djomeh
Release date: 9/5/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Hassan Yektapanah's Djomeh, from his own screenplay, continues Iranian cinema's deceptively simpl...
17 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Crimson Rivers, The
Release date: 6/29/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The digressions and diversions eventually overwhelm the narrative.
45 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Anniversary Party, The
Release date: 6/8/2001
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        Too formlessly turgid.
72 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Kiss Me, Stupid
Release date: 1/1/1964
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        I recommend Kiss Me, Stupid to the skeptical with no reservations whatsoever.
8 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Lola
Release date: 12/31/1961 11:01:37 PM
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        There is something gentle and elusive going on here, and you should catch the movie at long last ...
6 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sweet Smell of Success
Release date: 6/27/1957
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (3/4) No reference
        The main incentive to see this movie is its witty, pungent and idiomatic dialogue, such as you ne...
12 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Sunset Boulevard
Release date: 1/1/1950
Review by Andrew Sarris of New York Observer: (4/3) No reference
        Still the best Hollywood movie ever made about Hollywood.
23 other reviews of this movie

Movie: Gone With the Wind
Release date: 12/15/1939
Review by Andrew Sarris of Atlantic Monthly: (3/4) No reference
        Let us say simply that there is something in most of us that will always treasure Selznick's flai...
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