Movie Releases by Score

King Kong 1.

King Kong

December 14, 2005 | PG-13
Director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) helms the dramatic adventure King Kong, bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Brokeback Mountain 2.

Brokeback Mountain

December 9, 2005 | R
Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Batman Begins 3.

Batman Begins

June 15, 2005 | PG-13
Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.6
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 4.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

May 19, 2005 | PG-13
Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice -- Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring -- the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.8
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 5.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

November 18, 2005 | PG-13
Harry and friends are back in this fourth installment of the series.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
A History of Violence 6.

A History of Violence

September 23, 2005 | R
Tom Stall is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, until one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Serenity 7.

Serenity

September 30, 2005 | PG-13
This story of a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. (Universal)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 8.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

December 9, 2005 | Unrated
C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Under the guidance of a noble and mystical ruler, the lion Aslan, the children fight to overcome the White Witch's powerful hold over Narnia in a spectacular climactic battle that will free Narnia from Jadis' icy spell forever. (Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.9
Syriana 9.

Syriana

November 23, 2005 | R
From writer/director Stephen Gaghan, winner of the Best Screenplay Academy Award for "Traffic," comes Syriana, a political thriller that unfolds against the intrigues and corruption of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film's multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
The 40 Year Old Virgin 10.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

August 19, 2005 | Unrated
A comedic take on a sweet-natured but middle-aged virgin who, through the well-meaning but misguided efforts of his co-workers, begins an unforgettable educational journey toward the goal of finally 'doing it.' (Universal)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Crash 11.

Crash

May 6, 2005 | Unrated
A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic case of characters' struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.6
War of the Worlds 12.

War of the Worlds

June 29, 2005 | PG-13
A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
The Constant Gardener 13.

The Constant Gardener

August 31, 2005 | R
Adapted from the novel by John le Carre, this is a gripping romantic thriller that sweeps audiences along one man's emotional and global journey to uncover the truth behind a personal loss and a worldwide conspiracy. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
Match Point 14.

Match Point

December 28, 2005 | R
Match Point is a drama about ambition and obsession, the seduction of wealth, and the often discordant relationship between love and sexual passion. Perhaps most importantly, however, the story reveals the huge part luck plays in the events of our lives, refuting the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than really is. (Dream Works Pictures)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
Pride & Prejudice 15.

Pride & Prejudice

November 11, 2005 | PG
Keira Knightly stars as Elizabeth Bennet in this classic tale of love and misunderstanding which unfolds in class-conscious England near the close of the 18th century. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Munich 16.

Munich

December 23, 2005 | R
Steven Spielberg directs an international cast in Munich, a gripping suspense thriller set in the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munch Olympics. This dramatic exploration inspired by true events follows a secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and kill the 11 Palestinians suspected to have planned the Munich attack -- and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 17.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

July 15, 2005 | PG
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Depp) and Charlie Bucket (Highmore), a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.7
Hidden 18.

Hidden

December 23, 2005 | R
Georges (Auteuil), a television talk show host, and his wife Anne (Binoche), are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day, their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street with no clues as to who shot it, or why. As more tapes arrive containing images that are disturbingly intimate and increasingly personal, Georges launches in to an investigation of his own as to who is behind this. As he does so, secrets from his past are revealed, and the walls of security he and Anne have built around themselves begin to crumble. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.7
Corpse Bride 19.

Corpse Bride

September 16, 2005 | PG
Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated features follows the story of Victor (Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Bonham-Carter), while his real bride waits bereft in the land of the living. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Saw II 20.

Saw II

October 28, 2005 | NC-17
In this sequel to the 2004 hit "Saw," Jigsaw, the diabolical criminal, returns.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
7.0
Walk the Line 21.

Walk the Line

November 18, 2005 | PG-13
The story of the young Johnny Cash and his incendiary love affair with June Carter Cash come to life in Walk the Line. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.3
Rent 22.

Rent

November 23, 2005 | PG-13
Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their loves in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. (Sony)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.3
Doom 23.

Doom

October 21, 2005 | Unrated
Doom, the landmark videogame that electrified a generation, leaps from the computer screen to the big screen as a terrifying sci-fi horror action adventure, transporting audiences to a dark and disturbing future with all the visceral excitement and horror that made its gaming predecessor a global phenomenon. (Universal)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
5.7
Sin City 24.

Sin City

April 1, 2005 | Unrated
Robert Rodriguez and comic book icon Frank Miller co-direct Sin City, based on the series of graphic novels created, written and illustrated by Miller. The film is infested with criminals, crooked cops and sexy dames, some searching for vengeance, some for redemption and others, both. [Dimension Films]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Jarhead 25.

Jarhead

November 4, 2005 | R
Laced with dark wit, honest inquisition and episodes that are at once surreal and poignant, tragic and absurd, Jarhead is the film adaptation of Marine Anthony Swofford's bracing memoir that took readers into his disorienting firsthand experience in the Gulf War. (Universal)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.1
The New World 26.

The New World

December 25, 2005 | PG-13
The New World is a sweeping adventure set amidst the first encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown Virginia settlement in 1607. Acclaimed filmmaker Terence Malick brings to life his own unique interpretation of the classic tale of Pocahontas and her relationships with adventurer John Smith and aristocrat John Rolfe. This woman's remarkable journey of love lost and found takes her from the untouched beauty of the Virginia wilderness to the upper crust of English socirty as we witness the dawn of a new America. (New Line Productions)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.8
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 27.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

October 5, 2005 | G
The cheese-loving Wallace and his ever faithful dog Gromit, the much-loved duo from Aardman's Oscar-winning clay-animated shorts star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film. [DreamWorks]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Howl's Moving Castle 28.

Howl's Moving Castle

June 10, 2005 | TV-PG
An amazing new animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity. (Disney)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Squid and the Whale 29.

The Squid and the Whale

October 5, 2005 | R
The Squid and the Whale captures with extraordinary immediacy the inner workings of the Berkman family in 1986 Brooklyn.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Memoirs of a Geisha 30.

Memoirs of a Geisha

December 9, 2005 | PG-13
Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Saguri. Beautiful and accomplished, Saguri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.8
Capote 31.

Capote

September 30, 2005 | R
A profile of Truman Capote during the years he researched the story that was to become the basis for the book "In Cold Blood."
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
Æon Flux 32.

Æon Flux

December 2, 2005 | PG-13
In this futuristic sci-fi thriller set 400 years in the future, Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, the top underground operative at war with the totalitarian regime governing what appears to be a perfect society. But is this perfect life hiding a perfect lie? Aeon is on the front lines of a rebellion that will reveal a world of secrets. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
5.6
Oldboy 33.

Oldboy

March 25, 2005 | R
Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private "prison." No one will tell him why he's there or who his jailer is. The imprisonment last for 15 years until one day when Dae-su finds himself unexpectedly deposited on a grass-covered high-rise roof, determined to discover the mysterious enemy who had him locked up. (Tartan Films)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Chicken Little 34.

Chicken Little

November 4, 2005 | G
This epic tale presents a new twist to the classic fable of a young chicken who causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. (Disney)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.3
Broken Flowers 35.

Broken Flowers

August 5, 2005 | R
Resolutely single Don (Murray) has just been dumped by his latest lover (Delphy). Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Fantastic Four 36.

Fantastic Four

July 8, 2005 | PG-13
Marvel's first family of comic superheroes takes the world by storm as the longest running comic book series in history comes to the big screen. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
40
User Score:
5.8
Red Eye 37.

Red Eye

August 19, 2005 | PG-13
Wes Craven presents a suspense thriller at 30,000 feet. Lisa Reisert (McAdams) hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with fear of flying. Moments after takeoff, Lisa's seatmate Jackson (Murphy), menacingly reveals that he is an operative in a plot to kill the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security -- and Lisa is the key to his success. (DreamWorks Pictures)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
The Island 38.

The Island

July 22, 2005 | PG-13
Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all the inhabitants of this carefully constructed environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to "The Island" -- reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the plant -- until he makes a terrible discovery that everything about his existence is a lie. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.7
The Family Stone 39.

The Family Stone

December 16, 2005 | PG-13
The Family Stone is a story about an annual gathering of an unconventional New England family. Before the holidays are done, relationships will unravel while new ones are formed, secrets will be revealed and the Stone family will come together through its extraordinary capacity for love. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.3
Good Night, and Good Luck. 40.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

October 7, 2005 | PG
Good Night, and Good Luck chronicles that real-life conflict between esteemed television newsman Edward R. Murrow (Strathairn) and Senator Joseph McCarthy. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Elizabethtown 41.

Elizabethtown

October 14, 2005 | PG-13
A love letter to the resilience of the life force, Elizabethtown is a charming, music-filled journey that proves amazing things can happen when you least expect them. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.1
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 42.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

June 10, 2005 | Unrated
John and Jane Smith are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each of them has a secret: They are legendary assassins working for competing organizations. When the truth comes out, John and Jane end up in each other's cross-hairs. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.4
Lord of War 43.

Lord of War

September 16, 2005 | R
The film, based on fact, follows the globetrotting exploits of arms dealer Yuri Orlov (Cage). Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent (Hawke), his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience. (Lions Gate)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.7
Wedding Crashers 44.

Wedding Crashers

July 15, 2005 | Not Rated
This outrageous comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as divorce mediators and lifelong friends who have never met a wedding they couldn't get themselves into. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.8
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 45.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

October 21, 2005 | R
A petty thief (Robert Downey Jr.) posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl (Michelle Monaghan) and a detective (Val Kilmer) who's been training him for his upcoming role.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D 46.

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

June 10, 2005 | PG
From the wild imagination of a child and the digital vision of director Robert Rodriguez comes this magical, original, not to mention three-dimensional, family entertainment. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
4.5
Wolf Creek 47.

Wolf Creek

December 25, 2005 | Unrated
It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime in the Australian Outback -- full of fun, sun and adventure. But what happened to a trio of twenty-something backpackers took a wrenching detour into the depths of unrelenting terror. Based on true events, Wolf Creek is the haunting story of their unthinkable ordeal -- a mounting white-knuckle nightmare so real it was destined to become horror legend. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.9
The Producers 48.

The Producers

December 16, 2005 | PG-13
The movie classic that became a Broadway sensation now becomes a movie musical event.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.8
The Exorcism of Emily Rose 49.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

September 9, 2005 | Unrated
In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. The Exorcism of Emily Rose chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Wiklinson) who performed the controversial exorcism. (Sony)
Metascore:
46
User Score:
6.6
Madagascar 50.

Madagascar

May 27, 2005 | PG
When a group of animals from New York's Central Park Zoo wash ashore on the exotic island of Madagascar, they must figure out how to survive in the wild and discover the true meaning of the phrase "It's a jungle out there." [DreamWorks]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.8
Flightplan 51.

Flightplan

September 23, 2005 | PG-13
Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-art 474 aircraft, Kyle Pratt (Foster) faces every mothers' worst nightmare when her six year-old daughter vanishes without a trace mid-flight from Berlin to New York. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
5.6
Grizzly Man 52.

Grizzly Man

August 12, 2005 | R
In his mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
Hoodwinked! 53.

Hoodwinked!

December 16, 2005 | PG
An updated, satirical re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood."
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.7
Me and You and Everyone We Know 54.

Me and You and Everyone We Know

June 17, 2005 | R
Me and You and Everyone We Know is a poetic and penetrating observation of how people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating and contemporary world. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.0
Fun with Dick and Jane 55.

Fun with Dick and Jane

December 21, 2005 | PG-13
A simple tale of two people who lose their minds while trying to hold on to the elusive American dream. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
5.4
Transporter 2 56.

Transporter 2

September 2, 2005 | R
Jason Statham returns in his signature role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin, aka "The Transporter." Now retired in Miami, Martin makes a living driving for a wealthy family, including the young son, with whom he has unexpectedly bonded. But when the boy is abducted, Martin must use all his skills to bring him to safety and discover the kidnapper's master plan. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
3.8
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 57.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

April 29, 2005 | PG
Don't Panic... Stick out your thumb to join the most ordinary man in the world on an extra-ordinary adventure across the universe in this hilarious comedy. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.5
The Best of Youth 58.

The Best of Youth

March 2, 2005 | R
Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, this passionate epic follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history. [Miramax]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Alone in the Dark 59.

Alone in the Dark

January 28, 2005 | R
Based on the best-selling Atari videogame series, this film features Edward Carnby (Slater), a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
9
User Score:
1.7
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 60.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

November 9, 2005 | R
This hard-hitting drama stars 50 Cent as an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
5.1
Downfall 61.

Downfall

February 18, 2005 | R
A portrait of Hitler's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Kingdom of Heaven 62.

Kingdom of Heaven

May 6, 2005 | R
An epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war, a stranger in a strange land. He serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic forbidden queen, and rises to the knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces while striving to keep a fragile peace. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.0
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 63.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

December 16, 2005 | R
A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of West Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Peter Perkins (Jones), a local ranch foreman kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Stay 64.

Stay

October 21, 2005 | TV-MA
In this psychological thriller, a distraught young man announces to his psychiatrist that he plans to commit suicide in three days. The psychiatrist's desperate attempts to help his new patient lead him through the city on an incredible, nightmarish trip to the place between life and death. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.5
Son of the Mask 65.

Son of the Mask

February 18, 2005 | PG
A decade after the legendary Mask of Loki wreaked havoc on the life of an unsuspecting adult, the magical mask finds its way into the possession of a child in the family comedy Son of the Mask. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
20
User Score:
5.8
Cinderella Man 66.

Cinderella Man

June 3, 2005 | PG-13
In the middle of the Great Depression, when an America in the grips of a devastating economic downturn was nearly brought to its knees, there came along a most unlikely hero who had crowds cheering on their feet as he proved just how hard a man would fight to win a second chance for his family and himself. That common-man hero was James J. Braddock, a.k.a. the "Cinderella Man"-who was to become one of the most surprising and inspirational sports legends in history. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.9
Constantine 67.

Constantine

February 18, 2005 | R
Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine (Reeves) was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated against his will, he found himself cast back into the land of the living. Now, marked as an attempted suicide with a temporary lease on life, he patrols the earthly border between heaven and hell, hoping in vain to earn his way to salvation by sending the devil's foot soldiers back to the depths. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.7
Shopgirl 68.

Shopgirl

October 21, 2005 | R
Based on Steve Martin's bestselling novella, Shopgirl is a funny and poignant story of love in the modern age. The film catches a glimpse inside the lives of three very different people on diverse paths, but all in search of the same thing. [Touchstone Pictures]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.5
March of the Penguins 69.

March of the Penguins

June 24, 2005 | G
This documentary chronicles one year in the life of an emperor penguin flock.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
The Brothers Grimm 70.

The Brothers Grimm

August 26, 2005 | PG-13
The adventures of legendary fairytale scribes Will and Jake Grimm, two brothers who travel around the Napoleonic countryside vanquishing monsters and demons in exchange for quick money. But when the French authorities figure out their scheme, the con men are forced to contend with a real magical curse when they enter an enchanted forest where young maidens keep disappearing under mysterious circumstances. (Miramax)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.3
Kung Fu Hustle 71.

Kung Fu Hustle

April 8, 2005 | R
Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, small time thief, Sing (Chow), aspires to be one of the sophisticated and ruthless Axe Gang whose underworld activities overshadow the city. (Sony)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Green Street Hooligans 72.

Green Street Hooligans

September 9, 2005 | R
When American Matt Buckner (Wood) is expelled unfairly from Harvard, he flees to England and is draw into the underworld of British football hooliganism. Green Street Hooligans is a story of loyalty, trust, and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge. (Freestyle Releasing)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.5
Four Brothers 73.

Four Brothers

August 12, 2005 | R
After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers -- hotheaded Bobby (Wahlberg), hard-edged Angel (Gibson), family man and businessman Jeremiah (Benjamin) and hard rocking Jack (Hedlund) -- reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down the killer, the four brothers come together to discover that they are bound by ties thicker than blood. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.3
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 74.

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

December 21, 2005 | PG
The Bakers are back...BIG time! Only this time, they're going toe-to-toe against another clan in the ultimate inter-family battle. Bigger scale, more laughs, ramped-up action - and lots of heart - are the hallmarks of the Baker's new adventure. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
4.3
Junebug 75.

Junebug

August 3, 2005 | R
When Madeleine (Davidtz), a British-born dealer in regional, "outsider" art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local painter for her gallery, she and her brand-new, younger husband George (Nivola) extend the trip to include an introduction to his family. Madeleine confronts the difficulty of two cultures colliding, and discovers the tumultuous outcome as these separate ways of life must coexist. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
The Devil's Rejects 76.

The Devil's Rejects

July 22, 2005 | NC-17
From the visionary mind of acclaimed musician Rob Zombie comes the follow-up to his smash hit "House of 1000 Corpses." Written and directed by Zombie, this film further explores the Dr. Satan Cult Murders by blending traditional horror elements with the Western genre to paint a shocking portrait of vigilante justice. (Lions Gates Films)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.8
The Weather Man 77.

The Weather Man

October 28, 2005 | R
Nicholas Cage stars as popular Chicago TV weatherman David Spritz who has a shot at the big time when "Hello America," a national morning show calls him for an audition. At the top of the world professionally, David is approaching disaster on a personal level as rapidly as the weather changes. His painful divorce, his dad's illness, and trouble with his kids have David poised on the knife's edge between stability and calamity. Trying to gain control of his situation, David slowly comes to realize that life, much like the weather, is completely unpredictable. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.6
Kicking & Screaming 78.

Kicking & Screaming

May 13, 2005 | PG
Welcome to that cutthroat, hyper-competitive, do-or-die sport of...little league soccer, a world where kids and their victory-crazed suburban parents find themselves on a high-stakes collision course-all in the name of good, clean, athletic fun. (Universal)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.6
Zathura: A Space Adventure 79.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

November 11, 2005 | PG
Based on the best-selling book by the acclaimed children's writer Chris Van Allsburg ("The Polar Express," "Jumanji"), Zathura is a heart-racing sci-fi adventure about two squabbling brothers who are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.7
Waiting... 80.

Waiting...

October 7, 2005 | Unrated
A hilarious comedy about frustrated waiters, stingy tippers and dicey food this film focuses on a group of young employees battling boredom at Shenanigan's, a generic chain restaurant. (Lions Gate Entertainment)
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.1
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 81.

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

August 12, 2005 | R
In Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Rob Schneider is seduced back to his unlikely pleasure-for-pay profession, when his former pimp T.J. Hicks (Griffin) is implicated in the murders of Europe's greatest gigolos. Deuce must go back to work in order to clear his good friend's name. Along the way, he must compete against the powerful European Union of prosti-dudes and court another bevy of abnormal female clients including the beautiful Eva, who suffers from acute obsessive-compulsive disorder. (Sony)
Metascore:
23
User Score:
2.6
Turtles Can Fly 82.

Turtles Can Fly

February 18, 2005 | PG-13
This third feature from internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi is set in his native Kurdistan on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq. The devastation to this land and its inhabitants is revealed in the matter-of-fact perspective of the children and is equally displayed with every poignant detail of its unbearable nature. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Prime 83.

Prime

October 28, 2005 | R
A witty romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of two mismatched lovers: a 37-year-old photography producer (Thurman) reeling from a recent divorce and a 23-year-old painter (Greenberg) recently out of college. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.4
The Aristocrats 84.

The Aristocrats

July 29, 2005 | Not Rated
Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closet friends (who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, from George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Carey to Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman) to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque routine, too extreme to be performed in public, called "The Aristocrats." (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.0
The Longest Yard 85.

The Longest Yard

May 27, 2005 | PG-13
The Longest Yard is the story of pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Sandler) and former college champion and coach Nate Scarboro (Reynolds) who are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game "fixed" to turn out quite another way. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.5
The Matador 86.

The Matador

December 23, 2005 | R
An offbeat comedy about a chance meeting between two middle-aged men (a hitman and a salesman).
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.7
Derailed 87.

Derailed

November 11, 2005 | Not Rated
Charles Schine (Owen) and Lucinda Harris (Aniston) have noticed each other on the commuter train before. One morning their conversation leads to a flirtation which turns into an evening drink and then, before either one can stop it, a passionate one-night stand. But suddenly a stranger explodes into their world, threatening to expose their secret and lures them into a terrifying game with more surprises then they saw coming and more danger then they may survive. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
40
User Score:
5.5
Domino 88.

Domino

October 14, 2005 | R
Smart. Daring. Defiant and dangerous. As well as beautiful. This is Domino Harvey and this is her real life story...well, sort of. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
5.1
Land of the Dead 89.

Land of the Dead

June 24, 2005 | Unrated
George A. Romero's long-awaited return to the genre he invented. (Universal)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.8
Dirty Love 90.

Dirty Love

September 23, 2005 | Unrated
In the slapstick comedy Dirty Love, Jenny McCarthy is gorgeous, goofy and gross all at once in this hilarious take on one woman's chaotic quest for true love. (First Look Pictures Releasing)
Metascore:
9
User Score:
2.3
Naked in Ashes 91.

Naked in Ashes

October 21, 2005
This documentary looks at the lives of the Yogis in India.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.6
North Country 92.

North Country

October 14, 2005 | R
Inspired by a true story, North Country follows a woman's journey on a road that will take her farther than she ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others, and leading to the nation's first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.4
Elektra 93.

Elektra

January 14, 2005 | Unrated
Jennifer Garner returns as Elektra, a lethal synthesis of grace and power with the mystical power known as kimagure: a limited ability to see the future. She has purposefully severed all ties with the world and lives only for her next assignment. Elektra's latest job forces her to make a decision that can take her life in a whole new direction -- or destroy her. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
4.4
2046 94.

2046

August 5, 2005 | R
Picking up where "In the Mood for Love" left off, 2046 is a visually seductive reverie of memory and regret, refracted through a serial womanizer's experiences with six women. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Transamerica 95.

Transamerica

December 2, 2005 | R
Bree (Huffman) is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanley, a genetic male, she's about to tale the final step to becoming the woman Stanley always wanted to be - until she finds out that she is the parent of a long-lost 17 year-old son (Zegers). Afraid to tell the rebellious teenager the truth, Bree embarks on a journey with him that will challenge and change both their lives and bring them closer to the truth of their connection. (The Weinstein Company / IFC Films)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.8
Once Upon a Time in the West (re-release) 96.

Once Upon a Time in the West (re-release)

September 30, 2005 | M
Sergio Leone's monumental epic is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West. (Paramount)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Sahara 97.

Sahara

April 8, 2005 | PG-13
Clive Cussler's master explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey) takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hint through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what the locals call "The Ship of Death," a long lost Civil War battleship which protects a secret cargo, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick (Zahn) use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas (Cruz) when they realize the shop may be linked to mysterious deaths in the same area. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
7.8
Robots 98.

Robots

March 11, 2005 | PG
A timeless, comedic tale that pushes the boundaries of animation while introducing characters rich with humor and soul, and a heart-warming story proves that a robot can shine no matter what he is made of. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.6
House of Wax 99.

House of Wax

May 6, 2005 | R
What begins as a weekend getaway for six friends becomes a terrifying fight for their lives in House of Wax, an exciting re-imagining of the 1953 horror classic. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
7.6
Rumor Has It... 100.

Rumor Has It...

December 25, 2005 | PG-13
Sarah Huttinger (Aniston) is in a fog. She's finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff (Ruffalo), but isn't at all sure that marriage is what she really wants. Now she's on her way home to attend her sister's wedding, which means spending a lot of time with the tennis-obsessed Pasadena family that she's never felt quite a part of. It isn't until Sarah stumbles into a well-kept family secret that she starts to question her roots and sets off in search of the man who may have the answers she's looking for (Costner). (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
35
User Score:
3.9