Review

Critical Mass

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

Bringing Down the House

B- JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News D MIKE CLARK USA Today B- 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 C+ TODD McCARTHY Variety B- CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer C RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald C ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY C CRITICS' AVERAGE

Cradle 2 the Grave

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

Daredevil

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

Dark Blue

B JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News B- MIKE CLARK USA Today C+ JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer B ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times C 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 -- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald A- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B CRITICS' AVERAGE

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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

Irreversible

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

Laurel Canyon

-- JAMI BERNARD NY Daily News -- 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 B+ MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle D+ TODD McCARTHY Variety A- CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer C+ RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald C+ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B- CRITICS' AVERAGE

The Life of David Gale

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

Old School

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

Tears of the Sun

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

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Originally posted Mar 21, 2003 Published in issue #701 Mar 21, 2003 Order article reprints