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Critical Mass

Here's how a sampling of critics and movie audiences from across the country grade 10 current releases.

About Schmidt

A JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News A- MIKE CLARK USA Today A+ JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer B+ ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times A RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post A LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail B+ MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle B TODD McCARTHY Variety B CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer A- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald A ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY A- CRITICS' AVERAGE

Adaptation

A- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] B- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] A+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] A [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] A [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C+ [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B [TODD McCARTHY Variety] A- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] A+ [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Antwone Fisher

B- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] -- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] C [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C+ [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] C+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B+ [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B- [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Catch Me if You Can

B+ [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] -- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B+ [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B+ [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Drumline

-- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] -- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B+ [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] -- [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] -- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] -- [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] -- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B+ [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Gangs of New York

A- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B- [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] A- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] A- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] A- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

A [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B+ [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] B+ [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] A- [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Star Trek: Nemesis

-- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] -- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] -- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] -- [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] D- [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] -- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] C [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] -- [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Talk to Her

A- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A+ [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] A [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] A [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] B+ [TODD McCARTHY Variety] A [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] B+ [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] A [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] A- [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Two Weeks Notice

D [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] -- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B- [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] -- [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] -- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] -- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] -- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] -- [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B- [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Critical Mass Movie Poll: Grade the movies yourself at www.ew.com (AOL Keyword: EW)

Originally posted Jan 10, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints