Movies

Critical Mass

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

ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

A- JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News A- 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 B 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

BROTHER BEAR

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

ELF

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 B 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

LOONEY TUNES

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

LOVE ACTUALLY

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

MASTER AND COMMANDER

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

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS

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

SCARY MOVIE 3

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

SHATTERED GLASS

C+ 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 C 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 A ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B CRITICS' AVERAGE

21 GRAMS

A 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 -- 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

CRITICAL MASS MOVIE POLL: Grade the movies yourself at ew.com (AOL Keyword: EW)

Originally posted Nov 28, 2003 Published in issue #739 Nov 28, 2003 Order article reprints
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