Intelligence goes soft in this more obvious than smart rom-com.
Two straight guys pretend to be gay and turn out to be humanists in Chuck & Larry
Overstuffed plot, empty action ruin Spidey's run
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
A bitter wine freak makes an adorable hero in Alexander Payne's Sideways
While there was plenty to criticize about the year's big releases, 2000 shone nonetheless for its subtle surprises