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FROM A. O. SCOTT TO STEPHEN KING, FROM 'LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA' TO 'SNAKES ON A PLANE,' TOP CRITICS PICK THE TEN BEST FILMS OF 2006




1. THE QUEEN
2. BORAT
3. MARIE ANTOINETTE
4. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
5. DREAMGIRLS
6. VOLVER
7. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
8. THE PAINTED VEIL
9. THE GOOD SHEPHERD
10. APOCALYPTO

THELMA ADAMS, Us Magazine

 

1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
3. THE QUEEN
4. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
5. THE DEPARTED
6. HALF NELSON
7. BORAT
8. DREAMGIRLS
9. VENUS
10. VOLVER

DAVID ANSEN, Newsweek

1. BORAT
2. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
3. UNITED 93
4. OLD JOY
5. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
6. THE DEPARTED
7. CHILDREN OF MEN
8. DUCK SEASON
9. THE QUEEN
10. PAN’S LABYRINTH

TY BURR, Boston Globe

1. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
2. L’ENFANT
3. THE GOOD SHEPHERD
4. CHILDEN OF MEN
5. BORAT
6. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
7. THE PRESTIGE
8. HOLLYWOODLAND
9. THREE TIMES
10. TALLEDEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY

TOM CHARITY, CNN.com


1. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
2. UNITED 93
3. SWEET LAND
4. SUPERMAN RETURNS
5. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
6. THREE TIMES
7. IRON ISLAND
8. THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS
9. OLD JOY
10. VOLVER

GODFREY CHESHIRE, The Independent Weekly

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
THE DEVIL’S MINER
49 UP
HALF NELSON
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
LITTLE CHILDREN
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
THE QUEEN
TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY
VOLVER
CARINA CHOCANO, The Los Angeles Times

 

1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. BORAT
3. VOLVER
4. UNITED 93
5. VARIOUS DOCUMENTARIES: THE GROUND TRUTH / WHY WE FIGHT / THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES / THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO / HOME FRONT / THE PRISONER: OR, HOW I PLANNED TO KILL TONY BLAIR / IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
6. GABRIELLE
7. CARS
8. CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
9. SUPERMAN RETURNS
V FOR VENDETTA
10. SHORTBUS

RICHARD CORLISS, Time Magazine


1. LITTLE CHILDREN
2. FATELESS
3. VOLVER
4. CHILDREN OF MAN
5. THE DEPARTED
6. DELIVER US FROM EVIL
7. THE LIVES OF OTHERS
8. WHY WE FIGHT
STREET FIGHT
9. PAN’S LABYRINTH
BABEL
10. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
KEVIN CRUST, The Los Angeles Times

 

1. DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY
2. THE PRESTIGE
3. ARMY OF SHADOWS
4. OLD JOY
5. THE DEPARTED
6. DOWN IN THE VALLEY
7. BRICK
8. VOLVER
9. SLEEPING DOGS LIE
10. L’ENFANT

MIKE D’ANGELO, Esquire


1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
3. INLAND EMPIRE
4. OUR DAILY BREAD
5. L’ENFANT
6. CHILDREN OF MEN
7. THREE TIMES
8. MIAMI VICE
9. BRAND UPON THE BRAIN!
10. BORAT

MANOHLA DARGIS, The New York Times

 

1. UNITED 93
WORLD TRADE CENTER

2. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
3. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
THE QUEEN
4. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
BLOOD DIAMOND
5. THE HISTORY BOYS
BORAT
6. JESUS CAMP
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
7. CASINO ROYALE
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
8. DREAMGIRLS
LITTLE CHILDREN

DAVID DENBY, The New Yorker

 

1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
3. UNITED 93
4. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
5. L’INTRUS
INLAND EMPIRE
6. HAPPY FEET
APOCALYPTO
7. CLIMATES
MIAMI VICE
8. CHILDREN OF MEN
L’ENFANT
9. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
10. TALLADEGA NIGHTS; THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY
JACKASS: NUMBER TWO

SCOTT FOUNDAS, LA Weekly


1. CASINO ROYALE
2. UNITED 93
3. THE GOOD SHEPHERD
4. SHERRYBABY
5. DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY
6. DELIVER US FROM EVIL
7. INFAMOUS
8. SWEET LAND
9. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
10. CARS
OWEN GLEIBERMAN, Entertainment Weekly


1. INLAND EMPIRE
2. L’ENFANT
3. ARMY OF SHADOWS
4. BATTLE IN HEAVEN
5. THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
6. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
7. MARIE ANTOINETTE
8. MIAMI VICE
9. ROMANTICO
10. THE RETURN
ED GONZALEZ, Slant

 

1. QUINCEANERA
2. SHORTBUS
3. LITTLE CHILDREN
4. BORAT
5. EVIL
6. BROKEN SKY
7. UNITED 93
8. THE QUEEN
9. 20 CENTIMETERS
10. THE PUFFY CHAIR

DENNIS HARVEY, San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

1. VOLVER
2. THE DEPARTED
3. THE QUEEN
4. ARMY OF SHADOWS
5. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
6. L’ENFANT
7. CASINO ROYALE
8. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
9. BLOOD DIAMOND
10. TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY

MOLLY HASKELL, Turner Classic Movies

 

1. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
2. BORAT
3. THE DECAY OF FICTION
4. A SCANNER DARKLY
5. THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
6. CLIMATES
7. L’ENFANT
8. WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS
9. INLAND EMPIRE
10. BATTLE IN HEAVEN

J. HOBERMAN, The Village Voice


1. BABEL
2. PAN’S LABYRINTH
3. HEADING SOUTH
4. THE QUEEN
5. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
6. UNITED 93
7. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
8. VOLVER
9. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
10. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
STEPHEN HOLDEN, The New York Times


1. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
2. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
3. HAPPY FEET
4. UNITED 93
5. THE QUEEN
6. THE LIVES OF OTHERS
7. CHILDREN OF MEN
8. VOLVER
9. PAN’S LABYRINTH
10. BORAT

KIRK HONEYCUTT, Hollywood Reporter


1. CHILDREN OF MEN
2. PAN’S LABYRINTH
3. UNITED 93
4. HALF NELSON
5. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
6. THE DEPARTED
7. THE HEART OF THE GAME
8. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
9. MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY
10. WAR TAPES

ANN HORNADAY, The Washington Post


1. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
2. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
3. ARMY OF SHADOWS
4. LADY VENGEANCE
5. THE DEPARTED
6. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
7. BORAT
8. SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS
9. CASINO ROYALE
10. THE DESCENT

STEPHEN HUNTER, The Washington Post

1. UNITED 93
2. TSOTSI
3. THE GROUND TRUTH
4. LITTLE CHILDREN
5. DOWN TO THE BONE
6. BORAT
7.
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
8. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
9. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
10. THE PROPOSITION (Director’s Cut)

J. R. JONES, Chicago Reader

1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. THE DEPARTED
3. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
4. A SCANNER DARKLY
5. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
6. FAST FOOD NATION
7. L’ENFANT
8. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
9. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
10. CLEAN

KENT JONES, Film Comment

 

1. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
2. THE DEPARTED
3. RUSSIAN DOLLS
4. THE QUEEN
5. JET LI’S FEARLESS
6. L’ENFANT
7. AKEELAH AND THE BEE
8. V FOR VENDETTA
9. BOBBY
10. HAMILTON
SWIMMERS

CHRIS KALTENBACH, Baltimore Sun

 

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BUBBLE
L’ENFANT
THE FOUNTAIN
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
MANDERLAY
MONSTER HOUSE
PAN’S LABYRINTH
LE PETIT LIEUTENANT
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

DAVE KEHR, The New York Times

1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. INLAND EMPIRE
3. VOLVER
4. THE DEPARTED
5. CLEAN
6. PAN’S LABYRINTH
7. L’ENFANT
8. MARIE ANTOINETTE
9. THE FOUNTAIN
10. THE QUEEN

GLENN KENNY, Premiere


1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. UNITED 93
3. THE DEPARTED
4. CASINO ROYALE
5. THE DESCENT
6. THE ILLUSIONIST
7. SNAKES ON A PLANE
8. WAIST DEEP
9. THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA
10. THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN
STEPHEN KING, Entertainment Weekly

 

1. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
2. ARMY OF SHADOWS
3. VOLVER
4. THREE TIMES
5. PAN’S LABYRINTH
6. TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY
7. L’ENFANT
8. IRON ISLAND
9. THE DEPARTED
10. BORAT

STUART KLAWANS, Nation

 

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BABEL
BORAT
DREAMGIRLS
HALF NELSON
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
THE DEPARTED
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93
VOLVER

JOANNA LANGFIELD, The Movie Minute

 

1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
3. THE LIVES OF OTHERS
4. THE DEPARTED
5. THE QUEEN
6. LITTLE CHILDREN
7. BABEL
8. VOLVER
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
9. BORAT
10. HALF NELSON

EMANUEL LEVY, emanuellevy.com

1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. THE QUEEN
3. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
4. BORAT
5. BABEL
6. HAPPY FEET
7. THE ILLUSIONIST
8. UNITED 93
9. THE DEPARTED
10. VOLVER

LOU LUMENICK, New York Post

1. HAPPY FEET
2. PAN’S LABYRINTH
3. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
4. BABEL
5. BORAT
6. THE DEPARTED
7. CASINO ROYALE
8. DREAMGIRLS
9. THE QUEEN
10. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

JACK MATHEWS, New York Daily News

 

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
HALF NELSON
JESUS CAMP
LITTLE CHILDREN
LITLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN
STRANGER THAN FICTION
UNITED 93

JENNIFER MERIN, New York Press


(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
THE DEPARTED
THE HISTORY BOYS
THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93
VOLVER

JOE MORGENSTERN, The Wall Street Journal


1. SHORTBUS
2. ARMY OF SHADOWS
3. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
4. CHILDREN OF MEN
5. INLAND EMPIRE
6. HALF NELSON
7. INSIDE MAN
8. DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY
9. BORAT
10. OLD JOY

WESLEY MORRIS, Boston Globe

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
APOCALYPTO
ARMY OF SHADOWS
BATTLE IN HEAVEN
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
LUNACY
MOONLIGHT
OUR DAILY BREAD
THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES
13 TZAMETI
TIME TO LEAVE

V. A. MUSETTO, New York Post


1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS
3. HALF NELSON
4. VOLVER
5. THE PROPOSITION
6. FRIENDS WITH MONEY
7. DUCK SEASON
8. LADY VENGEANCE
9. JONESTOWN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PEOPLES TEMPLE
10. ROLLING FAMILY
ANDREW O’HEIR, Salon

1. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
2. UNITED 93
3
. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
4. THE QUEEN
5. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
6. VOLVER
7. PAN’S LABYRINTH
8. BABEL
9. THE DEPARTED
10. BORAT

CLAUDIA PUIG, USA Today


(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BORAT
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
HAPPY FEET
THE HISTORY BOYS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
THE QUEEN
THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
A SCANNER DARKLY

PETER RAINER, Christian Science Monitor

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
ARMY OF SHADOWS
BABEL
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE CHILDREN
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE PROPOSITION
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93

STEVEN REA, The Philadelphia Inquirer


1. BABEL
2. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
3. THE HISTORY BOYS
4. THE PAINTED VEIL
5. THE QUEEN
6. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
7. THE ILLUSIONIST
8. INFAMOUS
9. DREAMGIRLS
10. VOLVER
REX REED, New York Observer

 

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
AKEELAH AND THE BEE
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
THE DEPARTED
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
THE QUEEN
STRANGER THAN FICTION
VOLVER
WATER

CARRIE RICKEY, Philadelphia Inquirer


1. THE DEPARTED
2. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
3. PAN’S LABYRINTH
4. UNITED 93
5. CHILDREN OF MEN
6. SUPERMAN RETURNS
7. BORAT
8. HAPPY FEET
9. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
10. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (Director’s Cut)

RENE RODRIGUEZ, Miami Herald

1. THE DEPARTED
2. THE QUEEN
3. FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
4. UNITED 93
5. THE LIVES OF OTHERS
6. BABEL
7. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
8. THE GOOD SHEPHERD
9. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
10. BLOOD DIAMOND

RICHARD ROEPER, Ebert & Roeper


1. CAFÉ LUMIERE
THREE TIMES
2. ARMY OF SHADOWS
STATUES ALSO DIE
3. THE WAR TAPES
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
4. CUADECUC-VAMPIRE
WARSAW BRIDGE
5. FIND ME GUILTY
HALF NELSON
6. CITADEL
THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES
7. THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA
THE ILLUSIONIST
8. ASK THE DUST
HOLLYWOODLAND
9. MOMENT CHOISIS DES HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA
MY DAD IS 100 YEARS OLD
10. FAST FOOD NATION
BOBBY

JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, Chicago Reader

1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. VOLVER
3. THE DEPARTED
4. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
5. WATER
6. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
7. CASINO ROYALE
8. FIND ME GUILTY
9. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
10. L’ENFANT

ANDREW SARRIS, New York Observer


1. THREE TIMES
2. ARMY OF SHADOWS
3. INLAND EMPIRE
4. THE PROPOSITION
5. L’ENFANT
6. MIAMI VICE
7. 4
8. OLD JOY
9. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
10. THE FOUNTAIN
NICK SCHAGER, Slant


1. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
2. BORAT
3. PAN’S LABYRINTH
4. HALF NELSON
5. THE DEPARTED
6. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
7. THE PROPOSITION
8. OLD JOY
9. THE QUEEN
10. DAYS OF GLORY
LISA SCHWARZBAUM, Entertainment Weekly


1. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
2. PAN’S LABYRINTH
3. L’ENFANT
4. DAYS OF GLORY
5. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
6. THREE TIMES
7. 51 BIRCH STREET
8. VOLVER
9. LITTLE CHILDREN
10. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
A. O. SCOTT, The New York Times

1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. THE QUEEN
3. BORAT
4. HALF NELSON
5. UNITED 93
6. CHILDREN OF MEN
7. CASINO ROYALE
8. TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK & BULL STORY
9. BRICK
10. LASSIE

GENE SEYMOUR, Newsday

1. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
2. THE DEPARTED
3. THE QUEEN
4. LE PETIT LIEUTENANT
5. FLAGS OF OUR FATEHRS
6. THE GOOD SHEPHERS
7. ARMY OF SHADOWS
8. DISTRICT B13
9. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
10. LITTLE CHILDREN

RICHARD SCHICKEL, Time Magazine


(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BORAT
CHARLOTTE’S WEB
THE DEPARTED
DREAMGIRLS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
PAN’S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93
VOLVER

JOEL SIEGEL, ABC

1. UNITED 93
2. THE DEPARTED
3. THE GOOD SHEPHERD
4. FATELESS
5. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
6. HAPPY FEET
7. RUSSIAN DOLLS
8. VENUS
9. 49 UP
10. THE PAINTED VEIL

KYLE SMITH, New York Post

1. UNITED 93
2. ARMY OF SHADOWS
3. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
4. DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING
5. HEADING SOUTH
6. THE QUEEN
7. BORAT
8. THE DEPARTED
9. THE HISTORY BOYS
10. DREAMGIRLS
MICHAEL SRAGOW, Baltimore Sun


1. CHILDREN OF MEN
2. THE GOOD SHEPHERD
3. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
4. A SCANNER DARKLY
5. BABEL
6. DELIVER US FROM EVIL
7. L’ENFANT
8. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
9. MARIE ANTOINETTE
10. BORAT

DAVID STERRITT, National Society of Film Critics

 

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BABEL
CHILDREN OF MEN
DOCUMENTARIES: OUR DAILY BREAD, IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS, DELIVER US FROM EVIL, JESUS CAMP
L’ENFANT
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
MAN PUSH CART
PAN’S LABYRINTH
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
THE QUEEN
TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY

DANA STEVENS, Slate

1. LITTLE CHILDREN
2. HALF NELSON
3. L’ENFANT
4. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
5. NEIL YOUNG: HERT OF GOLD
6. VOLVER
7. BABEL
8. HOUE OF SAND
10. 49 UP

JAN STUART, Newsday

 

1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. INLAND EMPIRE
3. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
4. THREE TIMES
5. DUCK SEASON
6. MUTUAL APPRECIATION
7. OLD JOY
8. FAST FOOD NATION
9. THE CASE OF THE GRINNING CAT
10. SIR! NO SIR!

AMY TAUBIN, Film Comment


1. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. OLD JOY
3. THE QUEEN
4. IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
5. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
6. FAMILY LAW
7. VENUS
49 UP
8. LASSIE
MONSTER HOUSE
9. FATELESS
10. BORAT

ELLA TAYLOR, LA Weekly


1. THE LIVES OF OTHERS
2. PAN’S LABYRINTH
3. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
4. UNITED 93
5. THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
6. BABEL
7. LITTLE CHILDREN
8. THE DEPARTED
9. CHILDREN OF MEN
10. THE QUEEN

ANNE THOMPSON, The Hollywood Reporter


1.BORAT
2. TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY
3. UNITED 93
4. APOCALYPTO
5. VOLVER
6. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
7. AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
8. CASINO ROYALE
9. THE DEPARTED
10. BRICK

DESSON THOMSON, The Washington Post

1. THE DEPARTED
2. DREAMGIRLS
3. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
4. VOLVER
5. BABEL
6. UNITED 93
7. THE QUEEN
8. BORAT
9. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
10. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
PETER TRAVERS, Rolling Stone


1. LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

2. THE GROUND TRUTH
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY
THE WAR TAPES

3. FRIENDS WITH MONEY
HALF NELSON

4. THE QUEEN
VENUS

5. THE LIVES OF OTHERS
L’ENFANT

6. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

7. VOLVER
8. PAN’S LABYRINTH
CHILDREN OF MEN

9. DREAMGIRLS
10.SWEET LAND
KENNETH TURAN, The Los Angeles Times


1. UNITED 93
2. JACKASS: NUMBER TWO
3. THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
4. SHORTBUS
5. THE DEPARTED
6. SHERRYBABY
7. INSIDE MAN
8. SLEEPING DOGS LIE
9. HAMILTON
10. MARIE ANTOINETTE
JOHN WATERS, Art Forum


1. BROKEN SKY
2. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
3. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
4. WORLD TRADE CENTER
5. NACHO LIBRE
6. THE PROMISE
7. INFAMOUS
8. AKEELAH AND THE BEE
9. BOBBY
10. RUNNING SCARED

ARMOND WHITE, New York Press

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
1. DREAMGIRLS
2. HOLLYWOODLAND
3. LITTLE CHILDREN
4. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
5. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
6. THE PAINTED VEIL
7. PAN’S LABYRINTH
8. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
9. THE QUEEN
10. WORLD TRADE CENTER

STEPHEN WHITTY, The Star Ledger

 

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BLOOD DIAMOND
BORAT
THE DEPARTED
FAST FOOD NATION
HALF NELSON
MARIE ANTOIETTE
A SCANNER DARKLY
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
THE PAINTED VEIL
THE QUEEN

JOE WILLIAMS, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


1-2
(Tie) FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

3. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
4. THE DEPARTED
5. PAN’S LABYRINTH
6. HAPPY FEET
7. BABEL
8. ARMY OF SHADOWS
9. THE QUEEN
10. CASINO ROYALE

MICHAEL WILMINGTON, Chicago Tribune

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BORAT
THE DEPARTED
HALF NELSON
IDLEWILD
INSIDE MAN
LITTLE CHILDREN
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN
A SCANNER DARKLY
STRANGER THAN FICTION

CALVIN WILSON, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

1. PAN’S LABYRINTH
2. THE QUEEN
3. THE DEPARTED
4. UNITED 93
5. DREAMGIRLS
6. LITTLE CHILDREN
7. BORAT
8. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
9. NOTES ON A SCANDAL
10. STRANGER THAN FICTION

SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA, USA Today


l. ARMY OF SHADOWS
2. DAYS OF GLORY
3. CASINO ROYALE
4. PAN’S LABYRINTH
5. THE QUEEN
MARIE ANTOINETTE
6. DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY
DIXIE CHICKS: SHUT UP AND SING
7. IDLEWILD
8. THE PAINTED VEIL
9. THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE
10. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

STEPHANIE ZACHAREK,
Salon

 

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