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TROY O...dysseus! That's a thousand friggin' ships! It certainly looks Homeric in scale. But a bit of Ol' No Eyes poetry might have added gravitas to the humdrum voice-over. B

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN The slow-cut, revelatory feel -- aided by a Tim Burton-ish children's chorus -- enchants. G'bye, Columbus, y tu pratfalls tambien! A-

50 FIRST DATES Standard Sandler -- Rob Schneider and a penguin get abused -- but these scenes hint at some heart in his reteaming with ''Wedding Singer'' costar Drew Barrymore. C+

SHREK 2 Three words: Puss in Boots. The fey feline cuts a fine figure in this cavalcade of sharp showbiz gags and middling CGI. But must they use Smash Mouth's ''All Star'' again? B-

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW Supertornadoes aside, the money shot is an icy cousin to ''Deep Impact'''s big wave. New York hasn't seen this much powder since the '80s.

Originally posted Dec 05, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints
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