2004 MOVIE RECAP
MOVIE RECAP 1998-2004
# OF # OF RATED††
YEAR RATERS RATINGS 5+ TIMES
2004 154 26 731 60
2003 157 30 875 77
2002 155 29 841 68
2001 145 29 856 78
2000 154 24 734 54
1999 138 24 695 60
1998 17 398
†††† We rated 731 movies in 2004, the lowest total since 1999 when we rated 695 movies.Million Dollar Baby was the highest rated movie
in 2004 with an average rating of 94.2.All 13 raters that saw the movie, placed it in their top 5! Million Dollar Baby was the highest
rated move since 1988 when 8 raters give Patch Adams a 95.4 average rating and 8 raters give Stepmom a 95 average.
†††† We had 18 raters on the honor roll as they all rated at least 20 movies.That compares with 17 in 2003, 20 in 2002,22 in 2001
Six raters have Million Dollar Baby as their top movie, two had De-lovely and two had Miracle as their top movieThe other nine
raters had 9 different movies for their #1 pick.
†††† It took 30 ratings to make the top ten.Thatís compared with 34 to 2003, 38 ratings in 2001 and 33 ratings in 2000.††
†††† As noted below, the two top rated movies and 4 of the top 10 are all up for Best Picture in the Academy Awards.
This is the best showing by the 5 best picture candidates of any year we have rated movies.In 2003, we had rated the Best Picture
candidate 3rd, 4th and 5th.In 2002 we had Best Picture candidates rated 3rd and 4th highest.In 2001 on only one Best Picture
candidate was rated over 90.In 2000 we had Erin Brockvich 2nd,in 1999 we had Best Pictures rated 2nd and 4th and in 1998 no
Best Picture candidate was rated over 88.††
†††† Thanks to all of the raters that provided ratings in 2004.††
TOP 20 MOVIES BASED
TOP 20 MOVIES BASED ON RATINGS (SEEN BY
ON TIMES SEEN AT LEAST 5 RATERS)
# AVG # AVG
PL TITLE RATING RATING PL TITLE RATING RATING
1 Bourne Supremacy 18 87.8 1 Million Dollar Baby # 13 94.2
2 Sideways# 16 89.3 2 Ray # 13 90.4
2 Along Came Polly 16 85.4 3 De-Lovely 6 90.0
4 Terminal, The 15 86.2 4 Village 6 89.7
4 Meet the Fockers 15 84.0 5 Miracle 12 89.6
6 50 First Dates 14 87.5 6 Butterfly Affect 6 89.5
7 Million Dollar Baby # 13 94.2 6 Saved 6 89.5
7 Ray # 13 90.4 8 Fahrenheit 9/11 9 89.4
7 Aviator, The # 13 89.1 9 Sideways# 16 89.3
10 Miracle 12 89.6 10 Aviator, The # 13 89.1
10 Collateral 12 88.3 11 Collateral 12 88.3
10 Manchurian Candidate 12 87.5 12 Friday Night Lights 9 88.2
10 Kill Bill Vol 2 12 85.2 12 Man on Fire 11 88.2
10 Starsky & Hutch 12 83.8 14 Bourne Supremacy 18 87.8
15 Man on Fire 11 88.2 14 National Treasure 8 87.8
15 Spider Man 2 11 87.0 16 Spanglish 9 87.7
15 Ocean's 12 11 85.5 17 Shall We Dance 7 87.6
15 Shrek 2 11 84.3 18 50 First Dates 14 87.5
15 Stepford Wives 11 80.9 18 Manchurian Candidate 12 87.5
20 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 10 84.2 18 Super Sized Me 6 87.5
20 Day After Tomorrow, The 10 79.3
   
# - Up for Best Picture  
TEN WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR PER
RATINGS OF FIVE MOVIES NOMINATED FOR BEST PICTURE OUR RATERS - (SEEN AT LEAST 5 TIMES) # AVG
# AVG PL TITLE RATING RATING
PL TITLE RATING RATING 1 Napolean Dynamite 5 69.0
1 Million Dollar Baby # 13 94.2 2 Big Bounce, The 7 75.1
2 Ray # 13 90.4 3 Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle 5 76.4
3 Aviator, The # 16 89.3 4 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 5 77.4
4 Sideways# 13 89.1 5 Day After Tomorrow, The 10 79.3
5 Neverland 3 83.7 6 Stepford Wives 11 80.9
7 Ladykillers, The 7 81.3
NOTE:I changed all ratings below 65 to 65 so not to distort 7 Cellular 8 82.1
the averages for worst movie.Four of the five ratings for 9 Shark Tale 5 82.2
Napolean Dynamite were 65-69! 10 Van Helsing 5 82.2
Closer 7 82.4
TOP FIVE MOVIES BY ALL 18 RATERS (HONOR ROLL) THAT SAW AT LEAST 20 MOVIES: (# rated in parenthesis)  
 
RATINGS AVG RATINGS AVG
Andrew Coates 55 RATING Virginia Gaeta 56 RATING
1 Sideways# 95 1 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 95
1 Team America: World Police 95 1 Million Dollar Baby # 95
3 50 First Dates 93 3 Ray # 93
4 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 91 4 Man on Fire 92
4 Kill Bill Vol 2 91 5 Hotel Rwanda 91
   
Andrew Hazelwood 60 Betty Huckaba 33
1 Hotel Rwanda 99 1 De-Lovely 92
2 50 First Dates 97 2 Shall We Dance 90
3 Million Dollar Baby # 96 3 Million Dollar Baby # 88
3 Butterfly Affect 96 3 Ray # 88
4 Ray # 95 3 Meet the Fockers 88
4 Aviator, The # 95 3 Raising Helen 88
  3 Twisted 88
 
Bill Huckaba 34 Mike Juarez 30
1 Ray # 94 1 Sideways# 96
2 Million Dollar Baby # 92 2 Million Dollar Baby # 94
3 Man on Fire 92 2 Aviator, The # 94
3 Fahrenheit 9/11 92 4 Shrek 2 92
5 Sideways# 91 5 Closer 91
5 Troy 91
   
Luis Melo 36 Bonnie Shaffstall 20
1 Million Dollar Baby # 98 1 Shall We Dance 99
2 Notebook, The 96 2 Million Dollar Baby # 97
3 Kill Bill Vol 2 94 3 Meet the Fockers 95
4 Ray # 93 3 Day After Tomorrow, The 95
4 Miracle 93 3 Neverland# 95
Gabe Maxwell (53) Luis Melo (40)
Gale Slagle 25 John Slagle 24
1 Million Dollar Baby # 90 Million Dollar Baby # 92
2 Aviator, The # 87 Miracle 91
2 Collateral 86 Aviator, The # 91
2 Manchurian Candidate 86 Manchurian Candidate 88
5 Secret Window 86 50 First Dates 87
Cellular
 
Jerry Slagle 26 Melissa Slagle 28
1 Million Dollar Baby # 100 1 Million Dollar Baby # 95
2 Miracle 90 2 Miracle 89
2 Spider Man 2 90 3 National Treasure 88
2 Eurotrip 90 3 Spider Man 2 88
5 Four movies 88 3 Jersey Girl 88
  3 Kill Bill Vol 2 88
   
Nelson Slagle 108 Tammy Slagle 21
1 Miracle 91 1 De-Lovely 100
2 National Treasure 90 1 De-Lovely 100
2 Friday Night Lights 90 1 De-Lovely 100
2 Mr. 3000 90 1 De-Lovely 100
2 Million Dollar Baby # 90 1 Saved 100
 
Jon Stapp 38 Amy Stockard 32
1 Million Dollar Baby # 99 1 Touching the Void 95
2 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 98 1 I'm Not Scared 95
3 Meet the Fockers 97 3 Aviator, The # 90
4 Ocean's 12 96 3 Taking Lives 90
4 Super Sized Me 96 3 In the Light of the Sun (Alla Luce Del Sole) 90
4 Man on Fire 96  
   
Cindy Van Camp 26 Scott Van Camp 25
1 Meet the Fockers 98 1 Village 92
2 Fahrenheit 9/11 95 2 Fahrenheit 9/11 90
3 Touching the Void 94 2 National Treasure 90
4 Friday Night Lights 93 2 Super Sized Me 90
4 Notebook, The 93 2 Spider Man 2 90
  2 Collateral 90
   
2003 2002 2001
2004 Ratings Ratings Ratings
TOP TEN MOVIE RATERS Ratings (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10)
1 Nelson Slagle 108 104 104 113
2 Andrew Hazelwood 60 66
3 Virginia Gaeta 56
4 Andrew Coates 55 55
5 Jon Stapp 38 73 44 61
6 Luis Melo 36
7 Bill Huckaba 34 33
8 Betty Huckaba 33 33
9 Amy Stockard 32
10 Mike Juarez 30 51 40 38
Jeff Robinette 63
John Slagle 34 40
Gale Slagle 31 36