2001 MOVIE RECAP

     Our 29 raters rated 145 movies a total of 856 times in 2001.  That compares to 24 raters rating
154 movies 734 times last year.  Seventy-seven movies were rated at least 5 times compared
with 54 the year before.  A Beautiful Mind was rated the most times (22) and had the highest ratings
with an average of 93.9.  Last year Erin Brockovich was rated the most times (19) and Finding Forrester
had the highest average rating of 92.3.  Prior winners were: 1999 South Park: Bigger & Longer 9
critics for a 93.3 average, 1988 Patch Adams 8 raters for 95.4 average,  1997 Rainmaker 6 critics
saw for 91 average, 1996 Sling Blade 3 critics for 90 average, and 1995 Braveheart 4 for 92 average.
    We had 22 raters on the honor roll as they all rated at least 20 movies.  That compares with 13
last year.  A Beautiful Mind was 10 raters top movie and 3 more had them  their 2nd highest rated movie.
Nineteen of the 22 raters had A Beautiful Mind in their top 5.  Majestic was the only other movie rated
1st by more than 1 rater.  Majestic was rated 1st by three raters.
     It took 38 ratings to reach the top ten raters for 2001.  In 2000 it only took 33 ratings.  Last
year we had five raters that rated at least 50 movies compared with 2 this year.
     See below for the top 20 movies based on times seen and average rating, the 10 worst movies
of the year, all honor roll raters top 5 and top ten raters for 2001.
     Thanks to all the raters that rated movies in 2001.
 

TOP 20 MOVIES BASED ON TIMES SEEN                     TOP 20 MOVIES BASED ON AVG RATING
  # AVG       # AVG
PL TITLE RATING RATING   PL TITLE RATING RATING
1 Beautiful Mind, A 22 93.9   1 Beautiful Mind, A 22 93.9
2 Pearl Harbor 21 85.5   2 Angel Eyes 5 91.0
3 America's Sweethearts 17 85.8   3 I am Sam 6 90.5
3 Shrek 17 86.0   4 Majestic 7 90.1
5 Legally Blonde 16 83.8   5 Black Hawk Down 10 89.8
5 Oceans Eleven 16 88.8   6 Rock Star 9 89.6
7 Mexican, The 15 81.1   7 Monsters, Inc. 8 88.9
8 American Pie 2 14 87.5   8 Oceans Eleven 16 88.8
8 Bridget Jones's Diary 14 87.8   9 Last Castle 6 88.7
8 Wedding Planner, The 14 83.9   9 Life as a House 6 88.7
11 Along Came a Spider 13 88.5   11 Moulin Rouge 12 88.7
11 Hannibal 13 86.6   12 Serendipity 8 88.6
11 Score, The 13 88.5   13 Score, The 13 88.5
11 Vanilla Sky 13 79.7   13 Along Came a Spider 13 88.5
15 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 12 84.0   15 Enemy at the Gates 8 88.4
15 Blow 12 87.8   15 Spy Game 8 88.4
15 Lord of the Rings 12 81.8   17 Sweet November 8 88.3
15 Memento 12 87.9   18 Zoolander 5 88.2
15 Moulin Rouge 12 88.7   19 Thirteen Days 11 88.1
20 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 11 86.0   20 Memento 12 87.9
20 Someone Like You 11 84.8          
20 Thirteen Days 11 88.1        
            TEN WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR PER    
  RATING OF FIVE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES         OUR RATERS - (SEEN AT LEAST 5 TIMES)  # AVG
    # AVG   PL TITLE RATING RATING
PL TITLE RATING RATING   1 3000 Miles to Graceland 7 70.6
1 Beautiful Mind, A 22 93.9   2 Driven 6 74.8
2 Moulin Rouge 12 88.7   3 Cats and Dogs 8 75.8
3 In the Bedroom 8 87.6   4 Joe Dirt 5 76.0
4 Gosford Park 5 85.0   5 Saving Silverman 7 77.7
5 Lord of the Rings 12 81.8   6 Animal, The 7 77.9
          7 Mummy Returns, The 10 79.3
          8 Vanilla Sky 13 79.7
          9 Tailor of Panama, The 6 80.8
          10 Mexican, The 15 81.1
                 
  TOP FIVE MOVIES BY ALL 21 RATERS (HONOR ROLL) THAT SAW AT LEAST 20 MOVIES: (# rated in parenthesis)                
                 
  Andrew Corn (22)       Andrew Hazelwood (45)  
1 Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone   92   1 America's Sweethearts   95
2 Monsters, Inc.   91   1 Beautiful Mind, A   95
2 Moulin Rouge   91   1 Moulin Rouge   95
4 Ten Movies   90   4 A.I. Artificial Intelligence   94
          4 American Pie 2   94
  Betty Huckaba (38)     4 Bridget Jones's Diary   94
1 Beautiful Mind, A   97   4 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back   94
2 Pearl Harbor   94          
3 Angel Eyes   91     Bill Huckaba (38)  
3 Life as a House   91   1 Beautiful Mind, A   94
3 Sweet November   91   1 Pearl Harbor   94
        3 Along Came a Spider   91
  Stuart Hull (25)     3 In the Bedroom   91
1 A.I. Artificial Intelligence   97   5 4 Movies   89
1 Shrek   97          
3 Beautiful Mind, A   96     Dan Hutchinson (20)  
4 Not Another Teen Movie   94   1 Score, The   98
4 Oceans Eleven   94   2 Beautiful Mind, A   95
4 Planet of the Apes   94   3 Animal, The   90
          3 Closet, The (LePlacard)   90
  Mike Juarez (38)   3 Enemy at the Gates   90
1 America's Sweethearts   95   3 Rat Race   90
2 Beautiful Mind, A   94   3 Rush Hour 2   90
3 I am Sam   93          
3 Shrek   93     Gabe Maxwell (47)
5 In the Bedroom   92   1 Beautiful Mind, A   94
5 Monsters, Inc.   92   1 Memento   94
          3 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back   92
  Luis Melo (25)     4 Hannibal   91
1 Shrek   97   4 Oceans Eleven   91
2 Legally Blonde   95          
3 Moulin Rouge   94     Tina Nguyen (22)  
4 Beautiful Mind, A   93   1 Beautiful Mind, A   95
4 Mexican, The   93   1 Blow   95
4 Rock Star   93   3 Snatch   93
          4 Moulin Rouge   91
  Tamara Panter-Broughton   (47)   5 American Pie 2   90
1 Amelie, Bandits   95          
1 Apocalypse Now Redux   95     Jean Raymoure (21)  
1 Hannibal, I am Sam   95   1 Beautiful Mind, A   100
1 Beautiful Mind, A   95   2 Behind Enemy Lines   93
1 Bridget Jones's Diary   95   3 I am Sam   92
1 Gosford Park, Zoolander   95   3 Pearl Harbor   92
1 In the Bedroom,    95   5 Majestic   91
1 Royal Tenenbaums   95          
                 
  Bonnie Shaffstall (26)       Gale Slagle (25)  
1 Beautiful Mind, A   97   1 Beautiful Mind, A   95
2 Hearts in Atlantis   95   2 Pledge, The   89
2 I am Sam   95   3 Moulin Rouge   88
2 Innocence   95   4 K-Pax   85
2 Thirteen Days   95   4 Mexican, The   85
                 
  Jerry Slagle (21)       John Slagle (29)  
1 Beautiful Mind, A   92   1 Majestic   96
2 Oceans Eleven   91   2 Beautiful Mind, A   92
3 Rock Star   91   3 Along Came a Spider   88
4 American Pie 2   90   4 K-Pax   87
4 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back   90   4 Oceans Eleven   87
4 Memento   90   4 Orange County    87
          4 Swordfish   87
                 
  Nelson Slagle (113)     Tammy Slagle (28)  
1 Majestic   93   1 Beautiful Mind, A   100
2 Pearl Harbor   92   2 Moulin Rouge   99
3 Beautiful Mind, A   91   3 Angel Eyes   98
4 Greenfingers   90   3 Someone Like You   98
4 Life as a House   90   5 A.I. Artificial Intelligence   95
          5 AntiTrust   95
                 
  Jon Stapp (61)       Amy Stockard (29)  
1 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back   97   1 Score, The   90
1 Snatch   97   2 Beautiful Mind, A   85
3 Black Hawk Down   96   2 Enemy at the Gates   85
3 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider   96   2 Oceans Eleven   85
3 Monsters, Inc.   96   5 10 Movies   80
3 Oceans Eleven   96          
3 Spy Game   96          
                 
  Melissa Ungaro (31)       Scott Van Camp (43)  
1 Life as a House   91   1 Majestic   97
2 Beautiful Mind, A   90   2 Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone   95
2 Oceans Eleven   90   3 Ali   94
2 Rock Star   90   3 Heist   94
5 Dr. Dolittle 2   89   5 9 Movies 90
5 Memento   89        
5 Rush Hour 2   89        
                 
  TOP TEN MOVIE RATERS              
1 Nelson Slagle 113          
2 Jon Stapp   61          
3 Gabe Maxwell   47          
3 Tamara Panter-Broughton   47          
5 Andrew Hazelwood   45          
6 Scott VanCamp   43          
7 Betty Huckaba   38          
7 Bill Huckaba   38          
7 Mike Juarez   38          
10 Andrew Corn   36          
                 

Last Updated on 3/17/02
By Nelson Slagle
Email: neslagle@hotmail.com