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Critical Mass

Here are 50 notable movies of 2001–hits, misses, and critics’ faves–as graded by selected reviewers.

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[1] JAMI BERNARD Knight-Ridder Syndicate [2] MIKE CLARK USA Today [3] JOANNA CONNORS Cleveland Plain Dealer [4] ROGER EBERT Chicago Sun-Times [5] RITA KEMPLEY The Washington Post [6] LIAM LACEY Toronto Globe and Mail [7] TODD MCCARTHY Variety [8] CARRIE RICKEY Philadelphia Inquirer [9] RENE RODRIGUEZ The Miami Herald [10] ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY [11] CRITICS’ AVERAGE

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