Movie Releases by Score

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 1.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

May 16, 2002 | PG
Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.1
Spirited Away 2.

Spirited Away

September 20, 2002 | PG
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. [Walt Disney Studios]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
Spider-Man 3.

Spider-Man

May 3, 2002 | PG-13
Peter Parker (Maguire), after being bitten by a genetically altered spider, becomes Spider-Man, a hero of superhuman strength with the ability to cling to any surface. He dedicates himself to a life of fighting crime, while living a double life as a superhero and working student. (Sony)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

December 18, 2002 | PG-13
In the second chapter in J.R.R Tolkien's epic trilogy, the Fellowship faces unimaginable armies and deception while also witnessing ancient wonders and the untapped strength of their people. [New Line Productions]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist 5.

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

January 25, 2002 | PG-13
A spoof of dubbed martial arts movies.
Metascore:
14
User Score:
8.6
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 6.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

November 15, 2002 | TV-G
This second installment in the Harry Potter series finds young wizard Harry Potter (Radcliffe) and his friends Ron (Grint) and Hermione (Watson) facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts as they try to discover a dark force that is terrorizing the school.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.3
Equilibrium 7.

Equilibrium

December 6, 2002 | R
In a future society, citizens are prevented from expressing emotions and are controlled by militaristic police with the enforced use of a dehumanizing drug.
Metascore:
33
User Score:
8.4
Ice Age 8.

Ice Age

March 15, 2002 | PG
A quartet of misfits (including a fast talking but dim sloth named Sid; a moody woolly mammoth named Manny; a devilish saber-toothed tiger named Diego; and an acorn-crazy saber-toothed squirrel known as Scrat) unexpectedly, and reluctantly, comes together in a quest to return a human infant to his father. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.0
Resident Evil 9.

Resident Evil

March 15, 2002 | R
A secret experiment...a deadly virus...a fatal mistake. Based on the wildly popular video game series, Resident Evil is an action-packed thriller starring Milla Jovovich in a battle of good and evil, human versus computer, the living against the Undead. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
33
User Score:
6.7
8 Mile 10.

8 Mile

November 8, 2002 | R
A story about the boundaries that define our lives, and a young man's struggle to find the strength and courage to transcend them. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Catch Me If You Can 11.

Catch Me If You Can

December 25, 2002 | PG-13
Frank W. Abagnale (DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 21st birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) has made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase. [DreamWorks]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.6
The Bourne Identity 12.

The Bourne Identity

June 14, 2002 | PG-13
Robert Ludlum's international thriller gets an edgy 21st century spin from director Doug Liman.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.5
Minority Report 13.

Minority Report

June 21, 2002 | PG-13
Based on a story by famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, Minority Report is and action-detective thriller set in Washington, D.C. in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest and convict murderers before they commit their crime. (Fox/Dreamworks)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
The Ring 14.

The Ring

October 18, 2002 | PG-13
In this remake of one of Japan's biggest box office hits, Naomi Watts plays a journalist who discovers a mysterious videotape that is connected to several deaths.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
4.4
Signs 15.

Signs

August 2, 2002 | PG-13
Everything that farmer Graham Hess (Gibson) assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message - an intricate pattern of circles and lines - carved into his crops. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.4
Gangs of New York 16.

Gangs of New York

December 20, 2002 | R
Set in New York City between 1840 and 1863, this is the story of a young man named Amsterdam (DiCaprio) who seeks vengeance against Bill "The Butcher" Poole (Day-Lewis), the man who killed his father as a result of warfare between the powerful Manhattan gangs.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6
The Pianist 17.

The Pianist

December 27, 2002 | TV-MA
Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, escapes deportation. Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles. He manages to escape and hides in the ruins of the capital. A German officer comes to his aid and helps him to survive. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Punch-Drunk Love 18.

Punch-Drunk Love

October 11, 2002 | R
Paul Thomas Anderson's fourth film features Sandler as a lonely man with serious emotional issues. As he concocts a scheme involving frequent flier miles and copious amounts of pudding, he finds himself both falling prey to a phone-sex scam and falling in love with his sister's colleague.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Halloween: Resurrection 19.

Halloween: Resurrection

July 12, 2002 | R
When a group of teens win a contest to spend a night in Michael Myers' childhood home to be broadcast live on the Internet, things go frightfully wrong and the game turns into a struggle to make it out of the house alive. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
19
User Score:
3.9
Scooby-Doo 20.

Scooby-Doo

June 14, 2002 | PG
Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang take their animated antics to the big screen as a live-action movie.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
5.7
Adaptation. 21.

Adaptation.

December 6, 2002 | R
The lives of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage), author Susan Orlean (Streep) and orchid poacher John Laroche (Cooper) become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others' in this adaptation of the best-selling "The Orchid Thief." [Columbia Pictures]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Treasure Planet 22.

Treasure Planet

November 5, 2002 | PG
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Planet gets a futuristic twist in this amazing tale of a brave young man's thrilling journey to new frontiers aboard a flying ship.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.3
Road to Perdition 23.

Road to Perdition

July 12, 2002 | R
A portrayal of two families whose fates are determined by the complex and often combative relationships between fathers and their sons. (DreamWorks Pictures)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
Insomnia 24.

Insomnia

May 24, 2002 | R
From acclaimed director Christopher Nolan ("Memento") comes the story of Will Dormer (Pacino), a veteran LAPD detective who travels to a small Alaskan town with his partner Hap (Donovan) to investigate the disturbing murder of a seventeen year-old girl. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Panic Room 25.

Panic Room

March 29, 2002 | R
A newly divorced mother (Foster) and her young daughter are caught in a cat-and-mouse game with three intruders who break into their New York apartment searching for a hidden cache of cash.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.5
Chicago 26.

Chicago

December 27, 2002 | PG-13
A new interpretation that takes the award-winning Broadway show into fresh and expansive cinematic realms, Chicago shifts adroitly from the reality of intrigue, rivalry and betrayal to spectacular fantasies of music and dance, offering tongue-in-cheek commentary on the cult of celebrity and the scandalous lengths to which people will go to attain it. [Miramax]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Die Another Day 27.

Die Another Day

November 22, 2002 | PG-13
In this 20th installment of the James Bond franchise, 007 circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.8
A Walk to Remember 28.

A Walk to Remember

January 25, 2002 | PG
Set in the lowlands of North Carolina, this story follows the rite of passage of a jaded, aimless high school senior (West) as he falls in love with a guileless young woman (Moore) he and his friends once scorned. (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
35
User Score:
8.2
Men in Black II 29.

Men in Black II

July 3, 2002 | PG-13
This sequel to the 1997 hit, which was based upon a Marvel Comics comic book, features Agents J and K (Smith and Jones) in battles with alien rabble-rousers who take the form of a host of estrogen-charged extraterrestrials.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
7.1
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 30.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

May 24, 2002 | G
The animated adventures of a wild and rambunctious mustang stallion as he journeys through the untamed American frontier. (DreamWorks)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.1
Jason X 31.

Jason X

April 26, 2002 | R
Jason Voorhees, iconic movie villain, returns to the screen after a nine-year absence in the 10th installment of the classic Friday the 13th film series. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
25
User Score:
6.2
Blade II 32.

Blade II

March 22, 2002 | R
Wesley Snipes returns as Blade, the Marvel Comics half-human, half-vampire character he vividly brought to life in the 1998 hit film of the same name. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.7
The Hours 33.

The Hours

December 27, 2002 | PG-13
The story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place; all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. [Paramount]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
The Transporter 34.

The Transporter

October 11, 2002 | PG-13
Dangerous complications ensue when a former U.S. Special Forces soldier-turned expatriate mercenary is hired to kidnap the feisty daughter of a lethal Chinese cook who's smuggling his fellow countrymen into France.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.6
The Master of Disguise 35.

The Master of Disguise

August 2, 2002 | PG
Dana Carvey is Pistachio Disguisey, the last in a long line of "masters of disguise" in a family that goes back through 2,000 years of European history.
Metascore:
12
User Score:
2.4
Lilo & Stitch 36.

Lilo & Stitch

June 21, 2002 | PG
In Lilo and Stitch, get ready to crash-land on Earth with Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet. As he wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
xXx 37.

xXx

August 9, 2002 | PG-13
Vin Diesel stars as former extreme sports athlete Xander "XXX" Cage, notorious for his death defying public stunts. Betting he can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Xander is recruited by NSA Agent Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) to become a different kind of undercover agent.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.4
Ararat 38.

Ararat

November 15, 2002 | R
The estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family are faced both with Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past and with their own complicated present. (Miramax)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.7
Red Dragon 39.

Red Dragon

October 4, 2002 | R
The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.5
About a Boy 40.

About a Boy

May 17, 2002 | PG-13
About a Boy is about a man (Grant) -- a handsome, rich, shallow, self-absorbed, irresistible cad -- and the unexpected relationship he develops with a boy he meets while trying to pick up another boy's mother. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Austin Powers in Goldmember 41.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

July 26, 2002 | PG-13
It's been three years since Austin Powers, that swinging international man of mystery, has faced his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil. But after Dr. Evil and his accomplice Mini Me escape from a maximum-security prison, Austin is called to action once more in this third installment of the highly successful "Austin Powers" movie franchise. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.3
Solaris 42.

Solaris

November 27, 2002 | R
A story of love, redemption, second chances and a space mission gone terribly wrong. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.8
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams 43.

Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

August 7, 2002 | PG
When last we saw them, the Cortez kids had just joined the family business in order to win back their kidnapped parents. Now, Carmen and Juni are Level 2 OSS agents, about to set off on their own solo mission, or so they think. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.7
Frailty 44.

Frailty

April 12, 2002 | R
The story of the FBI's search for the notorious "God's Hand" murderer. (Lion Gate Films)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.8
Queen of the Damned 45.

Queen of the Damned

February 22, 2002 | R
Based on the third installment of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, the film follows the supernatural adventures of the legendary vampire Lestat, who has reinvented himself as an international rock star. His music awakes Akasha, the queen of all vampires, who is determined to make Lestat her king.
Metascore:
30
User Score:
7.8
25th Hour 46.

25th Hour

December 19, 2002 | R
The story of the last twenty-four hours Monty Brogan (Norton) gets to spend with his two best friends and his girlfriend before he goes to prison for seven years for pushing heroin.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
Ghost Ship 47.

Ghost Ship

October 25, 2002 | R
In a remote region of the Bering Sea, a salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner lost for more than 40 years. Once onboard, the crew must uncover the truth about the ship's past and unlock the mystery that threatens their very survival. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
28
User Score:
7.1
Mr. Deeds 48.

Mr. Deeds

June 28, 2002 | PG-13
In this homage to the 1936 Frank Capra classic "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," Adam Sandler plays Mr. Deeds, a young man from the small town of Mandrake Falls, NH who inherits controlling interest in a massive media corporation from his deceased uncle.
Metascore:
24
User Score:
6.6
Star Trek: Nemesis 49.

Star Trek: Nemesis

December 13, 2002 | PG-13
The Federation is about to encounter its greatest challenge -- The Romulans want peace. Conceived in the regal senate halls of Romulus and forged in the dilithium mines of Remus, comes a nemesis bent on destroying Picard and the Federation...exactly in that order. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.3
Eight Crazy Nights 50.

Eight Crazy Nights

November 27, 2002 | PG-13
Davey Stone, a 33-year old party animal, finds himself in trouble with the law after his wild ways go too far. In keeping with the holiday spirit, the judge gives Davey one last chance at redemption -- spend the holiday performing community service as the assistant referee for the youth basketball league or go to jail. (Columbia Pictures)
Metascore:
23
User Score:
4.5
Pokémon 4: The Movie 51.

Pokémon 4: The Movie

October 11, 2002 | G
The fourth installment in the popular Pokemon series of films, starring Ash, Pikachu and all the other Pokemon favorites, and also featuring a new time-travelling creature that has powers over nature as well as time and space.
Metascore:
25
User Score:
7.2
One Hour Photo 52.

One Hour Photo

August 21, 2002 | R
A young suburban family finds themselves the objects of obsession of an employee (Williams) at their local one-hour photo lab.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.7
Beijing Bicycle 53.

Beijing Bicycle

January 25, 2002 | PG-13
The story of two teenagers who endeavor to share a highly valued bicycle after a dispute over its ownership.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.9
The Count of Monte Cristo 54.

The Count of Monte Cristo

January 25, 2002 | PG-13
Alexandre Dumas's classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.7
Cremaster 3 55.

Cremaster 3

May 15, 2002 | Unrated
Matthew Barney's Cremaster series has taken on a legendary stature. This final piece in the 5-part cycle is the longest, densest and most complex -- filled with beautiful, mystifying images, many of them harkening back to themes the artist has already established. (Film Forum)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.3
Y Tu Mamá También 56.

Y Tu Mamá También

March 15, 2002 | R
Abandoned by their girlfriends for the summer, two teenagers meet an exotic older woman at a wedding, and they embark on a road trip together.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.7
Super Troopers 57.

Super Troopers

February 15, 2002 | R
Thorny, Rabbit, Mac, and Foster are Vermont State Troopers stationed in the boonies on the Canadian border. When they find out that the state has targeted their low-volume station for a potential budget cut, the guys attempt to straighten up their act but find it's not so easy to change their brazen ways. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.7
About Schmidt 58.

About Schmidt

December 13, 2002 | R
Warren Schmidt (Nicholson) has arrived at several of life's crossraods all at the same time. With no job, no wife, and no family, he is desperate to find something meaningful in his thoroughly unimpressive life. He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, exploring his roots across Nebraska in a 35-foot motor home. (New Line Productions)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
We Were Soldiers 59.

We Were Soldiers

March 1, 2002 | R
Based on the best-selling book which details the events of the battle of LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley. (Paramount)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.9
The Mothman Prophecies 60.

The Mothman Prophecies

January 25, 2002 | PG-13
A suspense-filled thriller about a man (Gere) driven to extremes to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his wife's death -- and how they might be connected to the strange phenomena in a town four hundred miles away. (Screen Gems)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.5
The Hot Chick 61.

The Hot Chick

December 13, 2002 | PG-13
Jessica Spencer is convinced she has the perfect life. She's the hottest, most popular girl in high school, head cheerleader, and dating the dreamy quarterback. But she gets a big dose of reality when she wakes up in the body of a 30-year-old man (Schneider)! (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
29
User Score:
5.5
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 62.

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

August 16, 2002 | PG-13
Set on the moon in the year 2087, this comedy stars Eddie Murphy as Pluto Nash, the audacious, successful owner of the hottest nightclub in town who finds himself in trouble with lunar gangsters. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
12
User Score:
6.9
The Scorpion King 63.

The Scorpion King

April 19, 2002 | PG-13
Inspired by the legendary Egyptian warrior this prequel to the opening sequence of The Mummy Returns is set 5,000 years ago in the notorious city of Gomorrah.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
5.4
The Santa Clause 2 64.

The Santa Clause 2

November 1, 2002 | G
In this sequel to 1994's "The Santa Clause," a "clause" in Santa's contract is discovered that requires Santa to get married in order to keep his job.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.0
Van Wilder 65.

Van Wilder

April 5, 2002 | R
A hilarious coming-of-age story about the burden of facing real life...and the freedom that comes from not taking it too seriously. (Artisan Entertainment)
Metascore:
26
User Score:
6.7
Jackass: The Movie 66.

Jackass: The Movie

October 25, 2002 | R
Johnny Knoxville and his crew of crazies take the concept of the MTV show "Jackass" - a bunch of guys doing dangerous and disturbing stunts just to see what happens - and turn it into a movie.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
7.5
Bowling for Columbine 67.

Bowling for Columbine

October 11, 2002 | TV-MA
Famed documentarian Michael Moore returns with his first feature film in five years, as he tackles the issue of America's unique obsession with firearms.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Amy's Orgasm 68.

Amy's Orgasm

August 23, 2002 | R
The comic story of how Amy (Davis), an Ivy League-educated self-help author, who espouses the virtues of celibacy and falls for a vulgar, womanizing DJ (Chinlund).
Metascore:
36
User Score:
8.7
Reign of Fire 69.

Reign of Fire

July 12, 2002 | PG-13
An exciting tale of adventure and survival that fuses a medieval past with a post-apocalyptic future. (Buena Vista Pictures Entertainment)
Metascore:
39
User Score:
6.1
John Q 70.

John Q

February 15, 2002 | PG-13
John Q. Archibald (Washington) is an ordinary man who must face the fact that his health insurance will not pay for the emergency heart transplant that is his son's only hope. Vowing to do whatever it takes to keep his son alive, John Q decides his only hope is a desperate gamble, and he takes the emergency room hostage. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.6
Swept Away 71.

Swept Away

October 11, 2002 | R
Guy Ritchie's contemporary adaptation of Lina Wertmuller's 1974 romantic comedy, a story of love, sex, drugs and too much money -- all set against the backdrop of a Mediterranean island paradise. (Sony)
Metascore:
18
User Score:
4.7
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever 72.

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

September 20, 2002 | R
In the deadly game of international espionage, elite, anonymous operatives wage secret wars for power, information and national security. In a frantic race to obtain an ingenious new assassination device, only two individuals, sworn enemies, have the skill, talent and tenacity to succeed. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
19
User Score:
3.8
FeardotCom 73.

FeardotCom

August 30, 2002 | R
A brash young police detective (Dorff) joins forces with a beautiful, ambitious Department of Health researcher (McElhone) to find the answers behind the mysterious deaths of four people who each died 48 hours after logging on to the Internet site Feardotcom. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
16
User Score:
6.5
Mostly Martha 74.

Mostly Martha

August 16, 2002 | PG
Martha (Gedeck) is a head chef for an upscale restaurant who relies on her culinary skill as her primary means of communication. When her sister dies in a car accident, her orderly world falls apart as she has to care for her eight-year-old niece, a girl who proves as resolute and single-minded as her aunt. (Paramount Classics)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.2
Stuart Little 2 75.

Stuart Little 2

July 19, 2002 | PG
The mouse is back (no, not Mickey!) in this sequel to the 1999 film.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.6
Sunshine State 76.

Sunshine State

June 21, 2002 | PG-13
The story of two women attempting to reconcile with their families and the changing landscape of their small Florida town due to country club resort developers.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.0
Nine Queens 77.

Nine Queens

April 19, 2002 | R
Set in Buenos Aires, this is the story of two small-time swindlers who team up after meeting in a convenience store and become involved in a half million-dollar deal. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Death to Smoochy 78.

Death to Smoochy

March 29, 2002 | R
A dark comedy set in the dog-eat-dog world of children's television programming.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
7.3
Far From Heaven 79.

Far From Heaven

November 8, 2002 | PG-13
An idyllic 1950s married couple faces social taboos of homosexuality and interracial relationships -- but at great cost.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Enough 80.

Enough

May 24, 2002 | PG-13
An abused wife (Lopez) is forced to go on the run with her 5-year-old daughter to escape her obsessive husband (Campbell). She toughens herself mentally and physically and sets out to prove to him that she's had enough. (Sony)
Metascore:
25
User Score:
6.5
Changing Lanes 81.

Changing Lanes

April 12, 2002 | R
A rush hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive turns two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.9
The Piano Teacher 82.

The Piano Teacher

March 29, 2002 | Unrated
Erika is a piano teacher at a prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex shops and experimenting with masochism. [Kino International]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
The Time Machine 83.

The Time Machine

March 8, 2002 | PG-13
A film version of the visionary novel by H.G. Wells in which a man in the 1890's builds a time machine that sends him into the future.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.7
Big Fat Liar 84.

Big Fat Liar

February 8, 2002 | PG
Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd (Muniz), who has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Giamatti) stole his class paper and turned into a blockbuster hit movie called Big Fat Liar. (Universal)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
8.2
Igby Goes Down 85.

Igby Goes Down

September 13, 2002 | TV-MA
Igby Slocumb (Culkin), a rebellious and sarcastic seventeen-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of "old money" privilege he was born in to. (MGM/UA)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 86.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

April 19, 2002 | PG
A romantic comedy based on the one-woman show written by and starring "Second City" alumna Nia Vardalos.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.5
Crossroads 87.

Crossroads

February 15, 2002 | PG-13
The story of three childhood friends, Lucy (Spears), Kit (Saldana) and Mimi (Manning), who, after eight years apart, rediscover their friendship on a cross-country trip. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
27
User Score:
6.5
Rollerball 88.

Rollerball

February 8, 2002 | R
Set in 2005, this update of the classic 1975 film directed by Norman Jewison, focuses on the deadly sport that combines roller derby and basketball and packs arenas around the world.
Metascore:
14
User Score:
1.4
Russian Ark 89.

Russian Ark

November 29, 2002 | Not Rated
A unique panorama of the Hermitage, the most famous palace in Russia, now one of the great museums of the world.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Secretary 90.

Secretary

September 20, 2002 | R
A powerful and unique love story that toys with our expectations of love, sexuality and intimacy. (Lions Gate)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.7
Blood Work 91.

Blood Work

August 9, 2002 | R
A retired FBI profiler is brought back into service under unusual circumstances involving his own blood analysis to track a ruthless serial killer. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.1
Who Is Cletis Tout? 92.

Who Is Cletis Tout?

July 26, 2002 | R
A prison escapee (Slater) assumes the identity of a deceased man named Cletis Tout. He soon discovers that someone had a contract out on Cletis' life, so now the escapee has to deal with not only the police, but a hitman (Allen) as well.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
7.2
Eight Legged Freaks 93.

Eight Legged Freaks

July 17, 2002 | PG-13
The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate into the size of SUVs. And they're hungry. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.4
Hey Arnold! The Movie 94.

Hey Arnold! The Movie

June 28, 2002 | PG
Nickelodeon character Arnold tackles life in the big city as he goes up against a powerful industrialist who threatens to build a mammoth "mall-plex" in the middle of Arnold's close-knit neighborhood.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
6.2
The New Guy 95.

The New Guy

May 10, 2002 | Unrated
A hilarious story about wiping the slate clean and reinventing yourself. (Sony)
Metascore:
24
User Score:
8.2
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 96.

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

May 8, 2002 | PG
The year is 1893 when Britain's Queen Victoria was the unsympathetic ruler of India. This is an inspiring story of a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely heroes. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
A Shot at Glory 97.

A Shot at Glory

May 3, 2002 | R
Gordon McLeod (Duvall) is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner (Keaton), he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the team and prevents its being moved from the fiercely loyal town it's been for a century. (Revere Pictures)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.1
State Property 98.

State Property

January 18, 2002 | R
An urban crime drama. Frustrated with being broke, "Beans" (Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the "American Dream" is to take it. State Property follows Beans and his crew, the "ABM" as they take over the city, creating mayhem as their empire builds. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
9
User Score:
3.2
Pinocchio 99.

Pinocchio

December 25, 2002 | G
Roberto Benigni brings one of the world's most famous and beloved tales magically to the screen. (Miramax)
Metascore:
11
User Score:
4.1
Swimfan 100.

Swimfan

September 6, 2002 | PG-13
A psychological thriller about a teenager obsessed with a high school swimmer.
Metascore:
29
User Score:
2.3

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.