Why wait to review the movies when we can grade the teasers? See what we thought of ''Pan's Labyrinth,'' ''The Queen,'' ''Little Children,'' and more

By Marc Bernardin
Updated September 08, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

The latest in movie trailers

The Queen
What does a matriarch do when a not-so-loyal but very famous subject dies in a car accident? Helen Mirren brings a regal rigidity to Stephen Frears’ docudrama about the royal reaction to Princess Diana’s death. Has Oscar written all over it. A-

Pan’s Labyrinth
I don’t know what it’s about, or what any of these startling images mean, but coming from the guy who directed Hellboy and Mimic, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, I get the sense that it’s fantasy with a decidedly adult vibe. I can’t wait. A-

Little Children
The sound of an approaching locomotive drives this spot, about the impending collision of two people (Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson) caught in an affair. A brilliant short film, these 90 seconds constitute the leading candidate for Trailer of the Year. A

Curse of the Golden Flower
Sumptuous and epic, the latest from Zhang Yimou (Hero) also looks a little…standard. We’ve seen thousands of warriors teeming in the palace courtyard. Even with Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li, it feels been there, seen that. B

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