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Rolling Stone (p.192) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The Animals were the most authentic-sounding R&B band to emerge from the British Invasion of the mid-Sixties....An essential collection."Rolling Stone (p.154) - Included in Rolling Stone's The 10 Best Reissues & Anthologies Of 2004 - "The Animals finally get a best-of set that shows off the breadth and ferocity of their Sixties-hit streak..."
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline
"...It's inspiring what real talent, imagination, and style can do..." -- Rating: AEntertainment Weekly "...Carefree and light on its feet....If only people would be more like these animals, the world, though hardly saner, would certainly be a lot more fun..."Los Angeles Times "...Utterly charming..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Dazzling family entertainment with enormous charm and utilizing breathtaking technical innovation..."Variety "...BABE is a movie made with charm and wit....It knows things, and teaches lessons. And it is so well made that adults will find it entertaining, too..."Chicago Sun-Times "...[BABE] is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment....Beautifully shot in Australia, Babe gives off a cozy, old-fashioned feel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars USA Today
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3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he movie has enough going for it to satisfy JACKASS' legions of fans and make some new ones."Box Office "[The skits] are funny in their humiliating wince-y way....Los Angeles Times "Few suffer as cheerfully for their art as Johnny Knoxville and his band of scatological stuntmeisters, and the gut-busting pleasure they take in every act of self-humiliation proves as infectious as ever in JACKASS 3D."Variety "[M]any of the gags in JACKASS 3D show plenty of visual wit, if not brilliance..."Movieline "JACKASS 3-D is powered by a shamelessly regressive but infectious adolescent prankishness. Knoxville holds the whole scatological mess together with this irascible charm and leading-man charisma..."A.V. Club "By using physical comedy out of silent movies and offering up their own flesh, blood and sinew, they invented their own kind of performance art..."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] touching ode to male friendship at its most primal....The atmosphere in the world of JACKASS is one of infectious bonhomie."Washington Post "[Knoxville] may be the purest, most devoted slapstick anarchist in comedy today....JACKASS 3D has the moments you crave, the ones that go beyond standard pain-freak buffoonery to attain a kind of gloriously demented, jaw-dropping daftness." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "The movie is again a series of gags strung together, sometimes given titles, and they can be as abruptly funny as pratfalls and as cathartically satisfying as an unfolding dare."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he wallops hit harder....The lads really have embraced 3D in a big way..."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "In places, such as the Busby Berkeley-ish opener, the 3D's beautiful, with paintballs exploding in impossible rainbows across naked torsos..."Total Film
Q (1/95, p.275) - 3 Stars - Good - "...something of a bravely flawed gambit combining a side of Floyd live and archetypally spacey, with a studio set full of mad but appealing individual experiments..."Mojo (Publisher) (9/00, p.121) - "...Based on the principle that groups are often at their best when they don't know what they're doing, this is Pink Floyd at their most adventurous....genuinely sounding exploratory..."
"...If horses could fly, this is surely what they'd look like..." Los Angeles Times "...The messages, like the film's heroes, are as noble as can be: respect all life, live free or die, we're all the same under the skin..."Box Office "...This odyssey of a beautiful horse going through the rigors of life creates a dramatic pull that will grab many youthful viewers....Spirit himself is an engaging hero..." Variety "...More pure and direct than most of the stories we see in animation..." Chicago Sun-Times "...[With] lush, kinetic animation and a galloping plot..." Entertainment Weekly
"...[Weaver acts with] intelligent, muscular resilience...and abandon....Engrossing..." New York Times "...With a sense of beauty and wonderment the film illuminates an extraordinary and unprecedented communication between a human being and the world's largest primates....The film has an absolutely stunning performance from Sigourney Weaver..." Los Angeles Times "...It's in the scenes of animal interaction that Sigourney Weaver stands out..." Total Film
"It's funny ha-ha but firmly in touch with its downer side, which means it's also funny in a kind of existential way."New York Times "The amazing, translucent Shannon is fearless in exposing Peggy's naked sadness." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] charming film that is neither saccharin nor sanctimonious."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "White invites us to chuckle at his protagonist's perversities before slowly winning us round to her warped point of view...The writer-director's real talent is in showing that we're all freaks and geeks in one way or another..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "As a character study, it's compelling, and there are fantastic supporting turns from John C. Reilly and an excellent Laura Dern..."Empire "[A] bright palette and tinkling music add to the absurdist tone....Sharp dialogue and some spot-on performances keep the irony subtle enough to work.."Sight and Sound
"[T]art and often charming....With a lively and talented young cast headed by the cherubic Lindsay Lohan."New York Times "MEAN GIRLS has the same fancifully dead-on tone as 1995's CLUELESS."USA Today "[The film] sidesteps a lot of cliches, goes for real humor instead of gags, and even contains some wisdom."Chicago Sun-Times "[Mark Waters] confirms that he has a fine studio touch. He keeps the story light and bright, and he brings out real comic performances from his cast, including newcomer Seyfried, who plays her ditz with Judy Holliday charm..."Los Angeles Times "The movie is full of good ideas....Look behind the glasses to Fey's invaluable expressions of womanly deadpan dismay for advice on all things modern-girl."Entertainment Weekly "Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now."Rolling Stone "[A] slick, enjoyable film....The dialogue is witty and sharp..."Sight and Sound