Review

Critical Mass

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

BAD BOYS II

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

BUFFALO SOLDIERS

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

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS

B- JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News B TY BURR Boston Globe A- 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 A- CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer B RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald C ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B CRITICS' AVERAGE

HOW TO DEAL

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

JOHNNY ENGLISH

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

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER

-- JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News D- 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 -- TODD McCARTHY Variety C- CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer D- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald C+ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY C CRITICS' AVERAGE

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

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

SEABISCUIT

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 -- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald B- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B CRITICS' AVERAGE

SPY KIDS 3-D

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

SWIMMING POOL

-- JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News A 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 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 Aug 08, 2003 Published in issue #722 Aug 08, 2003 Order article reprints
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