Movies: Top Five
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 19, 2001
Current movies recommended by the Times.
1. Legally Blonde -- Want to see a star rising? Check out Reese Witherspoon's perfectly measured performance in a comedy that would be nothing without her.
2. The Score -- The cast is all you need to know: Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Edward Norton. This isn't a movie; it's a hall of acting fame.
3. America's Sweethearts -- If it's summer, it's time for a Julia Roberts romantic comedy. She's the publicist coming between married movie stars (John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones).
4. Moulin Rouge -- You'll love and hate Baz Luhrmann's film, sometimes during the same scene. Gaudy, bawdy and always kinetic, even when the material gets stale.
5. A.I. Artificial Intelligence -- Steven Spielberg's version of Stanley Kubrick's vision isn't perfect, but it's a worthwhile event for cinephiles. Great performance by Haley Joel Osment as a robotic Pinocchio.
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