Review

Critical Mass

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

Biker Boyz

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

Catch Me if You Can

B+ [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] B- [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]

Chicago

A- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] A- [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] B [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B+ [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] A [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]

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 Guru

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

The Hours

A- [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B+ [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] A- [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] A- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] A [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]

Nicholas Nickleby

B [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] A- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] A- [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] -- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] -- [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] B+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

The Pianist

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

The Recruit

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

25th Hour

D [JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News] C- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B+ [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B+ [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] C+ [RITA KEMPLEY Washington Post] B+ [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] A+ [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]

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

Originally posted Feb 14, 2003 Published in issue #695 Feb 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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