Movies

Critical Mass

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

BIG FISH

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

THE FOG OF WAR

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

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

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

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

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

MONA LISA SMILE

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

RETURN OF THE KING

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 B+ LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail B+ 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

SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE

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

STUCK ON YOU

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

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

A JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News -- 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 -- MICK LASALLE San Francisco Chronicle B- TODD McCARTHY Variety -- CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer -- RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald A- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY B+ CRITICS' AVERAGE

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

Originally posted Jan 09, 2004 Published in issue #745 Jan 09, 2004 Order article reprints
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