Article: 20000301035

Title: Movie Score Card

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Movie Score Card
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Playboy
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Review-Films
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review
Angela's Ashes (Listed only) A respectable, well-made if curiously unmemorable rendering of Frank McCourt's memoir of an impoverished childhood in Ireland. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]
Leonard Maltin
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Angela's Ashes (Listed only) A respectable, well-made if curiously unmemorable rendering of Frank McCourt's memoir of an impoverished childhood in Ireland. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]

Any Given Sunday (Listed only) Oliver Stone's headache-inducing treatise on football, peopled with dislikable, one-note characters. Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid and Jamie Foxx star. [rating]1 bunny[/rating]

Beautiful People (See review) A perceptive and heartening mosaic of culture clashes in England that may be the year's first real sleeper. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]

The Cider House Rules (Reviewed 2/00) A wonderful movie, adapted by John Irving from his sprawling book about the head of an orphanage whose adoptive son decides to see the world for himself. Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire and Charlize Theron star. [rating]4 bunnies[/rating]

Diamonds (See review) Kirk Douglas is inspiring to watch; he gives a terrific performance in this unabashedly sentimental film. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]

Fantasia 2000 (Listed only) This update of Walt Disney's boldest experiment of marrying music to animation can't match the original but still has much to offer. [rating]3 bunnies[/rating]

The Hurricane (See review) Denzel Washington's powerful performance makes this a must-see, even if the telling of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's story is flawed. [rating]2-1/2 bunnies[/rating]

Man on the Moon (2/00) Jim Carrey deftly channels Andy Kaufman, but the film fails to convince us that his life is worth reliving on-screen. [rating]2 bunnies[/rating]

Simpatico (See review) An overheated adaptation of Sam Shepard's play about three friends who share a sordid secret. Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone and Nick Nolte star---but it's Albert Finney in a supporting role who walks away with it [rating]2 bunnies[/rating]

The Talented Mr. Ripley (Listed only) Two thirds of a terrific film, with Matt Damon as the cipher-like hero of Patricia Highsmith's provocative novel about a young man who wants to be what he is not. Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and an impressive Jude Law also star. [rating]2-1/2 bunnies[/rating]

Titus (See review) Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange head a superlative ensemble in Julie Taymor's innovative spin on William Shakespeare's surprisingly contemporary tragedy Titus Andronicus. [rating]3-1/2 bunnies[/rating]

[rating]4 bunnies[/rating] Don't miss

[rating]3 bunnies[/rating] Good show

[rating]2 bunnies[/rating] Worth a look

[rating]1 bunny[/rating] Forget it