Review

Critical Mass

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

THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS

-- 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 B- 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

LOST IN TRANSLATION

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

MYSTIC RIVER

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

OUT OF TIME

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

THE RUNDOWN

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

SCHOOL OF ROCK

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

SECONDHAND LIONS

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 -- TODD McCARTHY Variety C CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer -- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald C+ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY C CRITICS' AVERAGE

THE STATION AGENT

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

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

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 C+ 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 C+ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B- CRITICS' AVERAGE

UNDERWORLD

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

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Originally posted Oct 17, 2003 Published in issue #733 Oct 17, 2003 Order article reprints