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 A- MIKE CLARK USA Today B- 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

CHASING LIBERTY

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

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN

-- 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 -- 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

COLD MOUNTAIN

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

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

HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

B JAMI BERNARD N.Y. Daily News B+ 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

MONSTER

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

PAYCHECK

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

PETER PAN

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

THE 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

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

Originally posted Jan 23, 2004 Published in issue #747-748 Jan 23, 2004 Order article reprints
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