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Critical Mass

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

BAD SANTA

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

THE CAT IN THE HAT

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

ELF

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

GOTHIKA

-- JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News -- 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 C- 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

THE HAUNTED MANSION

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

THE LAST SAMURAI

C+ JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News B TY BURR Boston Globe C MIKE CLARK USA Today B- JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer A- 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 -- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald B 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 MISSING

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

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Originally posted Dec 12, 2003 Published in issue #741 Dec 12, 2003 Order article reprints
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