Review

Critical Mass

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

BRUCE ALMIGHTY

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

CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS

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

DUMB AND DUMBERER...

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

FINDING NEMO

A- [JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News] A- [TY BURR Boston Globe] A [MIKE CLARK USA Today] A [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] A [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] 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]

HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE

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

THE ITALIAN JOB

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

THE MATRIX RELOADED

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

RUGRATS GO WILD

-- [JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News] B- [TY BURR Boston Globe] -- [MIKE CLARK USA Today] -- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] D [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] -- [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] C+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS

D [JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News] -- [TY BURR Boston Globe] D+ [MIKE CLARK USA Today] B- [JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer] B- [ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times] C [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] C+ [ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY] C [CRITICS' AVERAGE]

WHALE RIDER

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

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Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints
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