Movie Releases by User Score

Superman Returns 1.

Superman Returns

June 28, 2006 | PG-13
Five years after his mysterious disappearance, Superman returns to Metropolis -- but things have changed in his absence.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.9
Click 2.

Click

June 23, 2006 | PG-13
When an overworked architect (Sandler) finds a universal remote that lets him control his universe, he feels a rush of power. But before he knows it, the remote is programming him, rather than the other way around. (Sony)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.6
V for Vendetta 3.

V for Vendetta

March 17, 2006 | R
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Weaving) known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself -- and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.8
Pan's Labyrinth 4.

Pan's Labyrinth

December 29, 2006 | R
Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. But soon, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.6
Fuck 5.

Fuck

November 10, 2006 | Unrated
A definitive look at the infamous expletive, this film explores how this oft-used word, still widely seen as obscene, somehow permeates every aspect of our culture - from Hollywood, to the schoolyard, to the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., where it is at the very center of the ongoing debate on free speech. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.5
Apocalypto 6.

Apocalypto

December 8, 2006 | R
A heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. (Touchstone)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.6
Step Up 7.

Step Up

August 11, 2006 | PG-13
Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks -- and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts -- and the only thing standing in the way of her obviously brilliant future is finding a great dance partner for her senior showcase. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora's attention. Now, as sparks fly between them, both on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.4
Shortbus 8.

Shortbus

October 4, 2006 | Not Rated
John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. The characters converge on a weekly gathering called Shortbus: a mad nexus of art, music, politics and polysexual carnality. Set in a post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City, Shortbus tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart. [ThinkFilm]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.3
Date Movie 9.

Date Movie

February 17, 2006 | Unrated
The twisted minds of two of the six screenwriters behind "Scary Movie" skewer the romantic comedy genre. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
11
User Score:
2.9
Cars 10.

Cars

June 9, 2006 | G
This is a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages. [Disney]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.5
Casino Royale 11.

Casino Royale

November 17, 2006 | PG-13
After earning his license to kill, James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Alex Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian) and his girlfriend, Solange (Caterina Murino). He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization, but Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), the treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs to bankrupt Le Chiffre.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
I Am a Sex Addict 12.

I Am a Sex Addict

April 5, 2006 | Not Rated
Autobiographical filmmaker Caveh Zahedi has made a cult career of his unabashed willingness to be vulnerable on camera. I Am a Sex Addict, a comic reconstruction of his ten-year struggle with sex addiction, is one of his most ambitious, hilarious confessions yet. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.8
The Pursuit of Happyness 13.

The Pursuit of Happyness

December 15, 2006 | PG-13
Chris Gardner (Smith) is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them. [Sony]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.2
The Departed 14.

The Departed

October 6, 2006 | R
This gritty crime drama from director Martin Scorsese takes us into the lives of two cops: Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), smart and unabashedly ambitious, appears to be on the fast track in the Massachusetts State Police Department's elite Special Investigations Unit, whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), street-smart and tough, is purported to have a violent temper that costs him his badge and eventually lands him back on the rough streets of South Boston, where he is recruited into Costello's ranks. But neither man is what he seems and, as they work at cross purposes, they are plunged into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in which the stakes could not be higher. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.9
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 15.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

December 29, 2006 | R
Based on Patrick Suskind's best-selling novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is set in Paris and revolves around an eccentric 18th century murderer with an extraordinary sense of smell.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.6
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 16.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

November 3, 2006 | R
The movie film is a government assigned project to broaden and enlight people and glory of nation. Cultural learning is emportant to follow on global basis. We make our nation a better and more convenient place for house and living. Kazakhs are progressive and asstonishing people that with conclusion of project will have new optimistic approach in daily life in world of same people. Our film will bring the US & A closer to us. We help with needs of kazakh knowledge and Us&a culture is positive step for future of our glorious nation. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.4
Idiocracy 17.

Idiocracy

September 1, 2006 | R
Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future and discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.4
Blood Diamond 18.

Blood Diamond

December 8, 2006 | R
Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy (Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond, the kind of stone that can transform a life... or end it. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.5
Silent Hill 19.

Silent Hill

April 21, 2006 | R
The eerie and deserted town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose (Mitchell) flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers -- and ignoring the protests of her husband. [Sony Pictures]
Metascore:
31
User Score:
7.9
Basic Instinct 2 20.

Basic Instinct 2

March 31, 2006 | R
A slick psychological thriller, Basic Instinct 2 explores what happens when the darker side of human nature is uncovered. Has the intelligent, seductive and manipulative Catherine Tramell (Stone) finally met her match? (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Metascore:
26
User Score:
2.9
Children of Men 21.

Children of Men

December 25, 2006 | R
Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against the backdrop of London torn apart by violence and nationalistic sects, the film follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earth's survival. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
The Prestige 22.

The Prestige

October 20, 2006 | PG-13
Christopher Nolan directs this mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.6
Hostel 23.

Hostel

January 6, 2006 | R
A horror film about a pair of American backpackers seeking cheap thrills in the European countryside.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
4.1
Ultraviolet 24.

Ultraviolet

March 3, 2006 | PG-13
Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans called Hemophages has emerged who have been genetically modified, giving them enhance speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. To the government's dismay, more and more of the population are being transformed, and they have set out to rid the world of this new subculture that they deem menaces to society. However, one rogue warrior with fierce fighting skills and chameleon-like abilities is bent on protecting her race -- and seeking revenge on those who changed her life forever. (Sony)
Metascore:
18
User Score:
3.1
The Holiday 25.

The Holiday

December 8, 2006 | PG-13
A romantic comedy about two women who trade homes for the holidays only to fins that a change of address can change their lives. (Sony)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.4
Little Man 26.

Little Man

July 14, 2006 | PG-13
Darryl Edwards (Shawn Wayans) is so eager to become a father that he mistakes a short, baby-faced thief (Marlon Wayans) on the lam for an abandoned toddler. He and his wife take the "baby" into their home while the thief's partner (Morgan) tries to help him recover a stolen diamond. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
26
User Score:
4.9
The Devil Wears Prada 27.

The Devil Wears Prada

June 30, 2006 | PG-13
The best-selling novel about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing comes to the big screen.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.5
Mission: Impossible III 28.

Mission: Impossible III

May 5, 2006 | PG-13
Special Agent Ethan Hunt faces the mission of his life and a new villain (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Mission: Impossible III. Director J. J. Abrams ("Lost," "Alias") brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.8
Little Children 29.

Little Children

October 6, 2006 | R
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, Little Children centers on a handful of individuals whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 30.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

June 16, 2006 | PG-13
Set in the sexy and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest customized rides go head-to head on some of the most perilous courses in the world. [Universal]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.5
The Da Vinci Code 31.

The Da Vinci Code

May 19, 2006 | PG-13
Based on Dan Brown's popular and controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma. (Sony)
Metascore:
46
User Score:
6.0
Babel 32.

Babel

October 27, 2006 | R
In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out -- detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couple's frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. (Paramount Vantage)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.7
Hard Candy 33.

Hard Candy

April 14, 2006 | R
A cat-and-mouse psychotic thriller as incisive as it is stylish, Hard Candy delivers a provocative take on the revenge drama while jangling nerves at every turn. The film plunges us into an unstable universe where we cannot readily identify the "good guy" in the tense confrontation between a 14-year-old girl and the 32-year-old man she suspects of pedophilia and murder. [Lionsgate]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.0
Madea's Family Reunion 34.

Madea's Family Reunion

February 24, 2006 | PG-13
Based upon Tyler Perry's acclaimed stage production, Madea's Family Reunion continues the adventures of southern matriarch Madea begun in the hit film Diary of a Mad Black Woman. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.7
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 35.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

July 7, 2006 | PG-13
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley reunite this epic tale chronicling the further mis-adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. (Buena Vista Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.2
Inside Man 36.

Inside Man

March 24, 2006 | R
The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind (Clive Owen), a determined detective (Denzel Washington), and a power broker with a hidden agenda (Jodie Foster). As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
The Painted Veil 37.

The Painted Veil

December 20, 2006 | PG-13
Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham and set against the visually stunning backdrop of China during one of its most dramatic periods of upheaval, The Painted Veil tells a unique love story of an estranged husband and wife who find redemption and unexpected grace in a very unlikely place. [Warner Independent Pictures]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
Eragon 38.

Eragon

December 15, 2006 | PG
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it's the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
3.5
X-Men: The Last Stand 39.

X-Men: The Last Stand

May 26, 2006 | PG-13
In the climax of the X-Men trilogy, a "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.1
Dreamgirls 40.

Dreamgirls

December 15, 2006 | PG-13
Twenty-five years after bringing Broadway audiences to their feet, the Tony Award-winning musical sensation Dreamgirls comes to the big screen. Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, Dreamgirls follows the rise of a trio of women (Hudson, Knowles and Rose) who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Accepted 41.

Accepted

August 18, 2006 | PG-13
High school senior Bartleby "B" Gaines is on his way to scoring eight out of eight rejection letters from colleges, which isn't going to go over big with Mom and Dad. At least he's not alone in the exclusion. Several of his crew of outcast friends are in the same, college-less boat. So how does a guy facing a bleak career please his parents and get noticed by dream girl Monica? Simple. Open his own university. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.0
The Descent 42.

The Descent

August 4, 2006 | R
One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual extreme outdoor adventure, in this case the exploration of a cave hidden deep in the woods. Far below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes, and there's no way out. But there is something else lurking under the earth. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.6
Another Gay Movie 43.

Another Gay Movie

July 28, 2006 | Not Rated
This film spoofs not only "American Pie" and gay movies from "Trick" to "The Broken Hearts Club," but also the entire gay lifestyle. (TLA Releasing)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
6.3
La Mujer de Mi Hermano 44.

La Mujer de Mi Hermano

April 14, 2006 | R
After almost ten years of marriage, the stunningly attractive Zoe (Bárbara Mori) realizes that her marriage to Ignacio (Christian Meier) no longer carries the passion and spark it once had. Emotionally adrift, she is left to search for those sensations once again, and soon finds herself seduced into the arms of Gonzalo (Manolo Cardona), her husband's brother. At first, Zoe becomes reinvigorated by the romance. But her decision soon launches a series of events that drives these three people through a gauntlet of revenge, secret and despair that will unravel them all. [Lionsgate]
Metascore:
41
User Score:
7.4
Deja Vu 45.

Deja Vu

November 22, 2006 | PG-13
Everyone has experienced the unsettling mystery of deja vu, but what if the feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? It is deja vu that unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington) through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe "is only in their heads" is actually something far more powerful - and will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
5.8
Shottas 46.

Shottas

November 3, 2006 | R
In the tradition of "Scarface" and "The Harder They Come," Shottas is an unapologetic raw urban drama about two young men who grow up together on the tough and dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the U.S., where they begin a ruthless climb from the bottom to the glittering top of a criminal enterprise in a Miami filled with fast cars and gorgeous women. The two men remain fiercely bound by their shottas loyalty as they aggressively take control of the Jamaican underworld. (Sony)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
8.3
Snakes on a Plane 47.

Snakes on a Plane

August 18, 2006 | R
An airborne thriller about a ruthless assassin who unleashes a crate full on lethal snakes onto a packed passenger jet over the Pacific Ocean.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.3
ATL 48.

ATL

March 31, 2006 | PG-13
Loosely based on the childhoods of Dallas Austin and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, TLC tells the story of a close knit group of working-class teens in Atlanta whose lives revolve around hip-hop music and roller skating.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
The Last King of Scotland 49.

The Last King of Scotland

September 27, 2006 | R
In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
The Covenant 50.

The Covenant

September 8, 2006 | PG-13
Privilege and beauty abound at Spenser Academy, a New England boarding school for the region's reigning elite. Directed by Renny Harlin, The Covenant tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600's, the boys have all been born with special powers. When a fifth descendant suddenly moves to town, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years. (Sony)
Metascore:
19
User Score:
6.0
The Illusionist 51.

The Illusionist

August 18, 2006 | PG-13
Set in turn-of-the-centuy Vienna, this supernatural mystery combines romance, politics and magic. (Yari Film Group)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
Nacho Libre 52.

Nacho Libre

June 16, 2006 | PG
Jack Black stars as Ignacio (friends call him Nacho), a cook by day in a Mexican orphanage, who moonlights as a lucha libre wrestler to raise money for the orphans in this comedy from the creators of "Napoleon Dynamite" and the writer of "The School of Rock." (Paramount)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
A Good Woman 53.

A Good Woman

February 6, 2006 | PG
Set in the 1930s on the beautiful shores of the Italian Riviera, A Good Woman is an elegant and witty romantic comedy based on Oscar Wilde's classic play "Lady Windermere's Fan." (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.5
Notes on a Scandal 54.

Notes on a Scandal

December 27, 2006 | R
Based on the novel by Zoe Heller, this psychological thriller portrays two women caught up in a drama of need and betrayal. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
The Good Shepherd 55.

The Good Shepherd

December 22, 2006 | R
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life in this espionage drama. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.6
Stranger Than Fiction 56.

Stranger Than Fiction

November 10, 2006 | PG-13
Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the Narrator say that events have been set in motion that will lead to his imminent death. (Sony)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
The Lake House 57.

The Lake House

June 16, 2006 | PG
Based on the original 2000 South Korean film "Il Mare," The Lake House is a love story that explores the intriguing concept of an intimate communication across time.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.9
Goal! The Dream Begins 58.

Goal! The Dream Begins

May 12, 2006 | PG
How far would you go to live your dream? When Santiago Munez (Becker) is given the chance of a lifetime, he must leave his family, his life in Los Angeles and everything that he knows to travel halfway around the globe to England and into a completely foreign world -- the exciting, fast-paced and glamorous world of international soccer. Goal! takes audiences into the electrifying, heart-pounding action of the world's most popular sport and features cameos from soccer's hottest superstars. (Buena Vista Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.3
United 93 59.

United 93

April 28, 2006 | R
Acclaimed filmmaker Paul Greengrass writes and directs an unflinching drama that tells the story of the passengers and crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in dawning horror as United Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.5
The Fountain 60.

The Fountain

November 22, 2006 | R
The Fountain is an odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.0
Harsh Times 61.

Harsh Times

November 10, 2006 | R
From the writer of "Training Day," Harsh Times is a gritty look at friendship, loyalty and ambition on the extremely rough streets of south central Los Angeles. (MGM)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.7
Running Scared 62.

Running Scared

February 24, 2006 | R
In order to save his family, a low-level mobster (Paul Walker) must recover a gun used in a mob hit before it's found by his bosses or the cops. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.2
The Hills Have Eyes 63.

The Hills Have Eyes

March 10, 2006 | NC-17
A new take on Wes Craven's 1977 film of the same name, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirst mutant family -- and they are the prey. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.2
The Marine 64.

The Marine

October 13, 2006 | Unrated
A heroic Marine (Cena) returns home after being discharged -- against his will -- from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when his wife (Carlson) is kidnapped by a murderous gang led by the merciless Rome (Patrick). With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
5.7
Half Nelson 65.

Half Nelson

August 11, 2006 | R
Dan, an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit, and Drey, one of his troubled students, stumble into an unexpected friendship that threatens either to undo them or to provide the vital change they both need to move forward in their lives. [ThinkFilm]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 66.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

August 4, 2006 | PG-13
The team behind "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" turns their focus to the world of NASCAR.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.5
Monster House 67.

Monster House

July 21, 2006 | PG
Columbia Pictures and executive producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Speilberg present Monster House, an exciting and hilarious thrill-ride tale about three kids who must do battle with a mysterious house that threatens anyone who crosses its path. (Columbia Pictures)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.2
Dead Man's Shoes 68.

Dead Man's Shoes

May 12, 2006
A genre-defying film blending horror, supernatural elements, comedy, and social realism. Set in a Midlands village, it explores the underbelly of contemporary rural Britain in communities where crime is unchecked and drugs, intimidation, and power games are blandly accepted as the fabric of daily life. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.8
Slither 69.

Slither

March 31, 2006 | R
Slither is an edgy blend of heart-stopping terror, wry humor and surprising humanity from genre-bending screenwriter James Gunn, whose "Dawn of the Dead" became one of 2004's most surprising hits. (Universal)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
Volver 70.

Volver

November 3, 2006 | R
Three generations of women survive the east wind, fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Marie Antoinette 71.

Marie Antoinette

October 20, 2006 | PG-13
Sofia Coppola brings to the screen a fresh interpretation of the life of legendary teenage queen Marie Antoinette, France's most misunderstood monarch. (Sony)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.8
The Queen 72.

The Queen

September 30, 2006 | PG-13
The Queen takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the most shocking public events of recent times -- providing an illuminating, deeply affecting and dramatic glimpse into what happens in the corridors of power when a tragedy strikes. (Miramax)
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.7
Miami Vice 73.

Miami Vice

July 28, 2006 | R
The cocaine cowboys of the 80's are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.6
Lady in the Water 74.

Lady in the Water

July 21, 2006 | PG-13
M. Night Shyamalan's bedtime story comes to the big screen.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.3
An American Haunting 75.

An American Haunting

May 5, 2006 | Unrated
An American Haunting is based on true events documented by the State of Tennessee. Between the years 1818-1820, the Bell Family of Red River, Tennessee was visited by an unknown, unseen presence that terrorized the family. To date, it is the only recorded case in American history where a spirit of entity has caused the death of a human being. (After Dark Films)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
5.0
Akeelah and the Bee 76.

Akeelah and the Bee

April 28, 2006 | PG
An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Palmer), a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother (Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contest, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Fishburne), her principal Mr. Welch (Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn united her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Aquamarine 77.

Aquamarine

March 3, 2006 | PG
Following a violent storm, a beautiful and sassy mermaid named Aquamarine washes ashore and into the lives of two best friends about to be parted at summer's end. When Aquamarine falls for a local, hunky lifeguard, she enlists the girls' help to win his heart and in exchange offers to grant the girls one wish. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.7
Fearless 78.

Fearless

September 22, 2006 | Unrated
Jet Li's Fearless reunites the actor and marital arts superstar with producer Bill Kong ("Hero") and action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping ("Unleashed") as he portrays martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, who became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. (Rogue Pictures)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
The Science of Sleep 79.

The Science of Sleep

September 22, 2006 | R
The Science of Sleep is a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Bernal) an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
The Wicker Man 80.

The Wicker Man

September 1, 2006 | Not Rated
In Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 horror classic, Nicolas Cage stars as a sheriff investigating a young girl's disappearance from an isolated, mysterious island.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
2.2
Little Miss Sunshine 81.

Little Miss Sunshine

July 26, 2006 | R
Little Miss Sunshine is an American family road comedy that shatters the mold. Brazenly satirical and yet deeply human, the film introduces audiences to one of the most endearingly fractured families in recent cinema history: the Hoovers, whose trip to a pre-pubescent beauty pageant results not only in comic mayhem but in death, transformation and a moving look at the surprising rewards of being losers in a winning-crazed culture. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Brick 82.

Brick

March 31, 2006 | R
Brick, while taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, also honors the rich cinematic tradition of the hard-boiled noir mystery, here wittily and bracingly immersed in fresh territory – a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and high school. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Crank 83.

Crank

September 1, 2006 | R
Chev Chelios (Statham) is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, he hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and only has an hour to live. As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast syndicate. A run of the mill job the night before instead went awry: he let his target slip away in an effort to quit professional killing and start a new life with his girlfriend Eve. Now, Chev must keep moving to stay alive: the only way to prolong the poison from stopping his heart is to keep his adrenaline flowing. As the clock ticks, Chelios cuts a swath through the streets of Los Angeles, wreaking havoc on those who dare stand in his way. He must rescue Eve from danger, stay two steps ahead of his nemeses and search for an antidote to save his own life. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
57
User Score:
4.6
An Inconvenient Truth 84.

An Inconvenient Truth

May 24, 2006 | PG
This documentary offers a passionate and inspirational look at Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. [Participant Productions]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
Over the Hedge 85.

Over the Hedge

May 19, 2006 | PG
A mischievous raccoon (Willis) and his sensitive best-buddy turtle (Shandling) along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.0
She's the Man 86.

She's the Man

March 17, 2006 | PG-13
It's hard enough being the nerdy new guy on campus without also being the new girl on campus, who has fallen for the coolest guy on campus, who is totally obsessed with the most beautiful girl on campus, who is "crushing" on the nerdy new guy on campus. That's just the beginning in this contemporary comedy inspired by Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." (DreamWorks)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.6
Dirty 87.

Dirty

February 24, 2006 | R
In a city ravaged by violent crime, the police department's anti-gang task force uses any means at its disposal to get the bad guys off the streets, with cops often acting as judge, jury and executioner. AS the unit's self-justifying brutality and corruption spiral further out of control, gang member turned cop Armando Sancho (Collins Jr.) begins to question the life he and his partner (Gooding Jr.) have chosen. (Silver Nitrate)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
5.1
Tsotsi 88.

Tsotsi

February 24, 2006 | R
Set amidst the bustling townships of Johannesburg and infused with the pumping high-energy Kwaito music of the top South African artist Zola, Tsotsi is an extraordinary portrait of the choices we make in life and the personal triumph that comes from choosing love over rage. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.7
Rocky Balboa 89.

Rocky Balboa

December 20, 2006 | PG
Former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa steps out of retirement and back into the ring, pitting himself against a new rival in a dramatically different era. After a virtual boxing match declares Rocky Balboa the victor over current champion Mason "The Line" Dixon, the legendary fighter's passion and spirit are reignited. [MGM]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.2
Open Season 90.

Open Season

September 29, 2006 | PG
A domesticated grizzly bear finds that there's more to life than being the star attraction of a mountain town nature show when a fast-talking mule deer offers him a crash course in woodland living.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.2
Pulse 91.

Pulse

August 11, 2006 | R
Jim Sonzero directs this remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's apocalyptic horror classic.
Metascore:
27
User Score:
8.5
District B13 92.

District B13

June 2, 2006 | R
Paris, 2010. An isolation wall surrounds the ghetto cities. Without effective law enforcement, with these walls, gang rule is absolute. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
Big Momma's House 2 93.

Big Momma's House 2

January 27, 2006 | PG-13
Martin Lawrence is back as the boldest, biggest and baddest Momma ever. This time, Lawrence transforms himself into Big Momma to avert a national security disaster. But saving the country is the least of Big Momma's problems, as he takes on his ultimate challenge -- being nanny/housekeeper to the suspect's dysfunctional family. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
5.3
Curse of the Golden Flower 94.

Curse of the Golden Flower

December 21, 2006 | R
Set in 10th century China, the film portrays the imperial Chinese family rapidly losing internal strength due to a power struggle between the emperor (Yun-Fat), the empress (Li), and the couple's three sons.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Charlotte's Web 95.

Charlotte's Web

December 15, 2006 | G
This film brings the classic children's story about a frightened pig and his friend the spider to life.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.9
The Lives of Others 96.

The Lives of Others

December 1, 2006 | R
At once a political thriller and human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Bobby 97.

Bobby

November 17, 2006 | R
This examination of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy centers around 22 people who were also at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the night he was killed.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.3
Copying Beethoven 98.

Copying Beethoven

November 10, 2006 | PG-13
In this romantic period piece set in Vienna, a young music student and aspiring composer (Kruger) accepts a job as a copyist for Ludwig von Beethoven (Harris) as he works to complete his latest symphony.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.1
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 99.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

October 6, 2006 | NC-17
This startling prequel details the beginnings of the Hewitt clan and exposes their psychotic idea of family fun. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.0
Invincible 100.

Invincible

August 25, 2006 | PG
Invincible is inspired by the true story of Vince Papale (Wahlberg), a man with nothing to lose who ignore the staggering odds and made his dream come true. (Disney)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.7

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