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CRITICAL MASS

A SAMPLING OF 50 NOTABLE MOVIES FROM 1996–HITS, FLOPS, CRITICS’ FAVES, AND A FEW SLEEPERS–AS GRADED BY AUDIENCES AND SELECTED REVIEWERS

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SECRETS & LIES – A A A A A B A FARGO B+ A+ A A A- B A A BIG NIGHT – A B+ A A- A- A A- WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE – A A- A B+ A- A- A- THE ENGLISH PATIENT A- A- A A+ A- A- B A- BREAKING THE WAVES – A B+ A+ A- C A A- THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME A A B- A B B+ A A- LONE STAR – A B+ A A- B- B+ A- COLD COMFORT FARM – B+ B+ B B+ A- A B+ I SHOT ANDY WARHOL – B B+ B+ A- B+ A B+ TRAINSPOTTING – B+ B A- B+ B+ A B+ LOOKING FOR RICHARD – B+ A- – A C+ A- B+ ANGELS & INSECTS – B+ B- B+ A+ B+ B+ B+ EMMA – B A A- B- A B B+ SHINE – B B+ A B+ B B+ B+ JERRY MAGUIRE – B B A- B- A- A- B+ STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT A- B+ B+ B B+ B- B+ B+ FLIRTING WITH DISASTER B+ B+ B+ C A- A- B B+ COURAGE UNDER FIRE A B+ B+ B- B B B+ B SWINGERS – B- B- B+ B- B+ A B THE BIRDCAGE A B C+ B B B+ A- B THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS & DOGS A- B+ B+ B+ B C B+ B THAT THING YOU DO! A- B- B- B B B A- B MICHAEL COLLINS B+ B+ B- B+ B+ C B+ B TIN CUP B B A- C C+ A A- B RANSOM A- B B A- C+ B B- B MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE B+ B B B- B B B B THE NUTTY PROFESSOR A- B B+ B+ C+ B B+ B THE CRUCIBLE – C C C+ – A A B THE PREACHER’S WIFE – B- B- B+ – B+ C+ B TWISTER A- C C+ A- C+ B+ B B- THE ROCK A B+ C+ B B- C+ B- B- INDEPENDENCE DAY A C C C B B+ B+ B- SET IT OFF A B+ C C+ B C- B+ B- MARS ATTACKS! – D+ B- C+ B B B+ B- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO & JULIET A- D+ B B- B B C+ B- BROKEN ARROW B+ C- C+ B+ B B C B- THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT A- C+ B- A B+ D C- B- 101 DALMATIANS A C+ B B B- C- C C+ THE FIRST WIVES CLUB A- C C B C B C+ C+ PHENOMENON A- B B- C+ B C- C- C+ UP CLOSE & PERSONAL A- B C C+ B- C+ C C+ SLEEPERS A- B- C C C+ B C C+ THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES A- B B C C+ C- C- C+ A TIME TO KILL A B C B C D+ C C+ THE CABLE GUY C+ D+ B C- C B- B- C+ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU C- D+ B- D C+ C C+ C SGT. BILKO B+ B B- – C D F C- JACK B+ C- D – C+ D C C- STRIPTEASE B- C D F C+ C- C- D+

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[1] CINEMASCORE Audiences across the U.S. [2] ROGER EBERT Siskel & Ebert [3] GENE SISKEL Siskel & Ebert [4] JAMI BERNARD Knight-Ridder Syndicate [5] CARRIE RICKEY STEVEN REA Knight-Ridder Syndicate [6] MIKE CLARK USA Today [7] ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY [8] AVERAGE*

*Average does not include CinemaScore