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Fantastic Mr. Fox
by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 11, 2009

Who'd have guessed it? Wes Anderson, creator of the rascally stop-motion fable Fantastic Mr. Fox , turns out…

Where The Wild Things Are
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 14, 2009

Profoundly beautiful and affecting, Where the Wild Things Are is a breath-taking act of artistic transubstantiation. From Maurice…

Ponyo
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 11, 2009

Ponyo , an emotionally profound, visually thrilling animated reimagining of the classic fairy tale ''The Little Mermaid,'' is…

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 07, 2009

Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from the other Hasbro movie of the summer, G.I. Joe: The Rise…

G-Force
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 23, 2009

A family-friendly adventure about animated guinea pigs working as top-secret spies for the U.S. government, shot in Disney…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 14, 2009

Darkness is visible from the outset of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince . The Death Eaters mobilized…

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 23, 2009

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen , a Decepticon — one of those evil robots that looks like…

Up
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 27, 2009

As buoyant and richly tinted as the balloons that figure so prominently in its story, Up is also…

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
by Owen Gleiberman | May 19, 2009

Usually, when characters in a movie are one-dimensional, that's not a good thing. But in Night at the…

The Pink Panther 2
by Owen Gleiberman | Feb 04, 2009

Taking Inspector Clouseau into his fifth decade of bumbling, Steve Martin does respectable riffs on Peter Sellers' demented…

The Incredibles
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jan 15, 2005

The onrushing convergence of pop-cultural trends and technological progress has resulted in a lot of dubious achievements lately…

Twilight
by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 19, 2008

If the droolingly awaited big-screen version of Twilight is any indication, sanpaku eyes are the new cheekbones. Marilyn…

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 22, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year gives you an honest jolt of feel-good fizz. It may be as…

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 02, 2008

It so happens that Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is based on stories invented to sell one of…

Get Smart
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 20, 2008

In Get Smart , an homage (would you believe a remake? How about a retrofitting?) of the hit…

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
by Owen Gleiberman | May 14, 2008

In The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian , one of the rare sequences of untrammeled wit and fun…

Nim's Island
by Leah Greenblatt | Apr 04, 2008

Abigail Breslin stars in Nim's Island as a young girl living on a remote tropical outpost with only…

High School Musical 2
by Eileen Clarke | Dec 14, 2007

In High School Musical 2 , the sequel to the Disney Channel smash, the gang goes on summer…

Enchanted
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 21, 2007

Giselle (delectable Amy Adams) is a princess ejected from her magic kingdom by a curse from her evil…

Bee Movie
by Owen Gleiberman | Oct 31, 2007

Bee Movie is agreeably skewed fun. There's no denying that the jokes in this bedazzling animated feature seem,…

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 05, 2005

I hadn't realized just how hungry I had been for a lovely bit of cheese — I mean,…

The Shaggy Dog
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 08, 2006

To those who would growl that The Shaggy Dog is yet another Disney squeeze toy in which Tim…

The Pink Panther
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 08, 2006

Steve Martin scholars in search of a thesis topic are encouraged to analyze the inspiration the complicated comedian…

Nanny McPhee
by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 25, 2006

Nanny McPhee is one of those raucous, hyperactive kiddie flicks that knocks you upside the head from its…