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All sprint, No finish
List creator: johelinedvd
Created on: April 9, 2002 - 9:16 AM PDT
Description: Movies that are only halfway great

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The Abyss (1989)
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  Tense, Claustrophobic, Paranoia-ridden -- then that ending?? It deserved to sink.
Raising Arizona (1987)
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  Great opening sequence, then turns into a conventional comedy (at least as much as a Coen Bros. movie can); Holly Hunter's Ed is one of great comedic roles of recent memory
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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  First half is painfully funny; Michael Caine upstages Steve Martin in a fine comedic performance
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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  Youth gone wild with uncontrolled crowd pleasing dance moves! if only the entire movie was like the first 15 minutes
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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  Just didn't deliver after a promising beginning.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
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  Started great! Exciting, action packed, suspenseful, mysterious, ominous, hopeful. Then they stopped showing the trailers and the real Phantom Menace began. If only they showed those trailers for 2 hours.
Wolf (1994)
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  The greenlight meeting: "Jack! Pfeiffer! Werewolves! Sexy/Scary + Mike Nichols!!" The studio must have been forking over the $$ even before they got to "Mike". Too bad that pitch was the highpoint of the entire project. i also wrote a review for more info
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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  Good ensemble of actors, Depp, Ricci, Walken's cameo, etc. Good production design and look. But then, somewhere along the way, it becomes Scooby Doo. I was waiting for Velma to rip off a pumpkin head to find the old crank or the Alger Hiss film.
Bottle Rocket (Criterion) (1996)
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  A sweet movie all-around, with one 5-10 minute stretch is was literally balled over laughing and slapping my knee.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
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  One of those hit and mix movies. I didn't even crack a smile until the part with the paraquet; then I couldn't stop laughing for the next 30 minutes, no matter how bad the jokes were

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