Review

Critical Mass

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

Assassination Tango

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

Basic

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

Bend It Like Beckham

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

The Core

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

The Good Thief

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

Head of State

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

A Man Apart

D [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] C- [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] C [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] -- [TODD McCARTHY Variety] -- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] D [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] D [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] D+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

Phone Booth

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] B [LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail] B [MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle] C [TODD McCARTHY Variety] C- [CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer] C [RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald] B- [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C+ [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

View From the Top

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

What a Girl Wants

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

Originally posted Apr 18, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints
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