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Ocean's 11  (2001)      

7 /10

Aided considerably by star power and consistent comic relief but is simply a dressed up "been there done that" heist movie with no new angles; Soderbergh plays it too safe for his stylistic abilities.  [English, 116min, PG-13]

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Office Space  (1999)      

7 /10

Humorous look into the world of monotonous office life, with work situations everyone can relate to on some level (who doesn't want to see three white collar employees trash a copier in slow motion?)  Unremarkable box-office, but transformed into a cult-smash over recent years thanks to avid word of mouth. Milton's red stapler obsessed mumbling introvert and Bill Lumbergh's arrogantly indifferent boss have since cemented themselves as iconic creations.  [English, 89min, R]

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Old School  (2003)      

6 /10

Aspires for heavy party replay value ala Animal House, but finishes somewhere in PCU territory, blatantly imitating better movies of genre instead of taking risks for originality. Luke Wilson plays trademark "nice guy" and Vaughn has some choice lines, but Ferrell is only cast member fully utilized (in more way than one), providing nearly all of biggest laughs. Poorly assembled plot is barely passable, though kudos for subtle Fight Club parody.  [English, 91min, R]

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The One  (2001)      

6.5 /10

Step right up! Watch Jet Li travel across parallel universes! Watch Jet Li beat the crap out of insignificant characters in spectacular SFX enhanced fashion! Watch Jet Li play two roles and valiantly try for emotional range! Watch Jet Li kick his OWN ass! You won't believe your eyes! First true evolution of "Matrix-style" action; short on story but full of very cool, over the top martial arts. Has distinction of playing testosterone anthems Bodies and Down With the Sickness back-to-back (!).  [English, 87min, PG-13]

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On Edge  (2001)      

8 /10

Very funny mockumentary on world of figure skating that manages to keep energy high and humor strong all the way through.  Contains one of film's most comically disgusting characters played surprisingly by famous skater Scott Hamilton. Jason Alexander provides a decent understated performance almost making up for Shallow Hal [English, 93min, PG-13]

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One False Move  (1991)            

5 /10

Unlikable characters, near-gratuitous graphic violence, illogical plot points, and an overly ambiguous ending leave much to be desired. Only really bright spot is Bill Paxton's performance. Billy Bob Thornton also appears in an early-career role.  [English, 105min, R]

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One Hour Photo  (2002)      

8 /10

Possibly the first time in Robin Williams career that he has immersed himself in a character to the point of non recognition. As Sy 'the photo guy' he gives a haunting, disturbed performance of social isolation that manages all at once to be pathetic, menacing, unstable, and sympathetic. Stark "Kubrickian" cinematography fully utilizes sterilized mega-mart atmosphere.  [English, 96min, R]

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Orange County  (2001)            

5 /10

Absolutely mediocre teen-comedy with obligatory cop-out happy ending, notable only for first staring role of Tom Hank's son Colin (who doesn't posses full-fledged charm of father..yet). A wired Jack Black and a few surprising cameos can't make this anything special.  [English, 82min, PG-13]

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Ordinary People  (1980)            

9 /10

Superior drama of dysfunctional family torn by a death and their differences in expressing emotion. Three leads are exceptional (especially young Timothy Hutton) and Robert Redford is successfully restrained in his directorial debut.  [English, 124min, R]

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The Others  (2000)            

8 /10

Best haunted house movie since The Changeling (which it near-blatantly rips off towards the end), succeeds using old school mentality of less is more, sounds are creepier than in-you-face special FX, and creating a strong atmosphere is key. Some truly unnerving sequences and a sensational showing by Nicole Kidman, who could get an Oscar nod.  [English, 104min, PG-13]

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