2005 MOVIE RECAP
MOVIE RECAP 1998-2005
# OF # OF RATED††
YEAR # of DIFFERENT MOVIES RATED RATERS RATINGS 5+ TIMES
2005 156 24 671 52
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 had 671 movie ratings in 2005, the lowest total since 1998 when we had 398 ratings.An Unfinished Lifewas the highest rated
movie in 2005 with an average rating of 93.4.
†††† We had 15 raters on the honor roll as they all rated at least 20 movies.That compares with 18 in 2004, 17 in 2003, 20 in 2002,22 in
2001.The only movies that were #1 by the 15 raters below more than once were:Crash (3) An Unfinished Life (2) and Cinderalla man
(2).The other eight raters had 8 different movies as their # 1 movie in 2005.
†††† It took 31 ratings to make the top ten.Thatís compared with 30 ratings in 2005, 34 ratings in 2003, 38 ratings in 2001 and 33 ratings
in 2000.††
†††† As noted below, only 2 of the Academy Award movies up for best picture cracked out raters top 20.They were Crash at 91.1 (4th) and
Capote at 87.9 (16th).The movie favored to win the Oscars, Brokeback Mountain had average ratings of 86.6. This is one ofthe worst
showing by the 5 best picture candidates of any year we have rated movies. In 2004 four of the 5 Best Picture nominees were in our top
10.†† 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 2005.††
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 In Good Company 17 89.2 1 Unfinished Life, An 5 93.4
2 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 16 87.2 2 Cinderella Man 15 91.5
3 Cinderella Man 15 91.5 3 Walk The Line 11 91.2
3 Hitch 15 86.7 4 Crash 14 91.1
5 40-Year-Old Virgin 14 86.3 5 North Country 7 89.3
5 Crash 14 91.1 6 In Good Company 17 89.2
7 Interpreter, The 13 84.9 6 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The 8 89.0
8 Flight Plan 11 88.0 8 Wedding Crashers 11 88.9
8 Miss Congeniality 2 Armed & Fabulous 11 83.5 9 Star Wars:Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 9 88.6
8 Must Love Dogs 11 87.0 10 In Her Shoes 9 88.4
8 Walk The Line 11 91.2 11 Guess Who 7 88.3
8 Wedding Crashers 11 88.9 12 Rumor Has It 7 88.3
13 Brokeback Mountain 10 86.6 12 Chronicals of Narrnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 5 88.2
13 Fever Pitch 10 85.0 14 Flight Plan 11 88.0
13 Monster-In-Law 10 85.9 14 Batman Begins 6 88.0
13 Munich 10 87.0 16 Capote 7 87.9
17 In Her Shoes 9 88.4 17 Family Stone 6 87.7
17 Star Wars:Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 9 88.6 18 Wedding Date, The 7 87.3
17 Upside of Anger, The 9 87.1 18 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 16 87.2
20 Nine Movies 8 87.0 18 Upside of Anger, The 9 87.1
 
   
# - 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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 8 81.3
1 Crash 14 91.1 2 Bad News Bears 5 81.4
2 Capote 7 87.9 3 Bewitched 6 81.8
3 Munich 10 87.0 4 Ring Two, The 5 82.0
4 Brokeback Mountain 10 86.6 5 Dukes of Hazzard 5 82.2
5 Good Night and Good Luck 6 84.5 6 Kicking and Screeming 8 83.1
7 Miss Congeniality 2 Armed & Fabulous 11 83.5
NOTE:I changed all ratings below 65 to 65 so not to distort 7 Syriana 8 83.6
the averages for worst movie.†† 9 Are We There Yet 5 83.8
10 Madagascar 8 83.9
 
TOP FIVE MOVIES BY ALL 15 RATERS (HONOR ROLL) THAT SAW AT LEAST 20 MOVIES: (# rated in parenthesis)  
 
RATINGS AVG RATINGS AVG
Anne Marie Benson 37 RATING Andrew Coates 35 RATING
1 Pride & Prejudice 94 1 Syriana 98
2 North Country 92 2 40-Year-Old Virgin 95
2 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The 92 2 Sin City 95
2 Just Like Heaven 92 4 Wedding Crashers 94
2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 92 5 Batman Begins 93
   
Virginia Gaeta 55 Andrew Hazelwood 39
1 Crash 97 1 Crash 97
2 Aristocrats 95 2 Cinderella Man 96
2 Cinderella Man 92 3 Munich 95
2 Munich 92 3 War of the Worlds 95
5 War of the Worlds 90 5 Chronicals of Narrnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 94
5 Chronicals of Narrnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 90 5 40-Year-Old Virgin 94
5 Producers, The 90
 
Betty Huckaba 32 Bill Huckaba 31
1 In Her Shoes 93 1 North Country 92
1 Family Stone 93 1 Flight Plan 92
3 Unfinished Life, An 92 3 In Her Shoes 91
3 Coach Carter 92 4 In Good Company 90
5 In Good Company 89 5 Six movies 89
5 Must Love Dogs 89
   
Mike Juarez 27 Luis Melo 30
1 Walk The Line 92 1 Crash 95
2 Munich 91 1 Mad Hot Ballroom 95
2 Memoirs of a Geisha 91 3 Walk The Line 94
4 Seven movies 90 4 Amityville Horror, The 93
  5 Brokeback Mountain 92
5 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 92
Gabe Maxwell (53) Luis Melo (40)
Jean Raymoure 23 Jeff Robinette 42
1 Unfinished Life, An 100 1 Cinderella Man 100
2 In Her Shoes 98 2 Coach Carter 98
3 In Good Company 97 3 Wedding Crashers 97
4 Crash 93 4 Fantastic Four 93
5 Cinderella Man 92 5 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The 92
5 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 92 5 In Good Company 92
5 Dreamers 92
 
Bonnie Shaffstall 31 Melissa Slagle 19
1 Unfinished Life, An 97 1 Dreamers 92
2 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The 96 1 40-Year-Old Virgin 92
2 In Her Shoes 96 3 Cinderella Man 90
4 Nine movies 95 3 Mr. & Mrs. Smith 90
5 Miss Congeniality 2 Armed & Fabulous 88
  5 Pooh's Heffalump Movie 88
   
Nelson Slagle 108 Tammy Slagle 21
1 Saint Ralph 92 1 Mad Hot Ballroom 100
2 Cinderella Man 90 2 Dreamers 98
2 Coach Carter 90 2 March of the Penguins 98
2 Game of Their Lives, The 90 4 Flight Plan 95
2 Greatest Game Ever Played 90 4 Rumor Has It 95
2 Rumor Has It 90  
 
Amy Stockard 38
1 Cinderella Man 95
1 Walk The Line 95
1 Pride & Prejudice 95
4 Constant Gardener, The 90
4 Munich 90
4 Proof 90  
   
2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
2005 Ratings Ratings Ratings Ratings Ratings
Place TOP TEN MOVIE RATERS (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10) (if top 10)
1 Nelson Slagle 108 108 104 104 113
2 Virginia Gaeta 55 56
3 Jeff Robinette 42 63
4 Andrew Hazelwood 39 60 66
5 Amy Stockard 38 32
6 Anne Marie Benson 37
7 Andrew Coates 35 55 55
8 Betty Huckaba 32 33 33
9 Bill Huckaba 31 34 33
9 Bonnie Shaffstall 31
Luis Melo 36
Tammy Slagle
Mike Juarez 30 51 40 38
Jean Raymoure  
Jon Stapp 38 73 44 61
John Slagle 34 40
Gale Slagle 31 36