You're Such A Critic

YOU'RE SUCH A CRITIC

December 30, 2005

Today, The Sun's movie critics publish their picks of the best films of 2005. Last week, we asked you to send in your choice, and to briefly tell us your reasons. Here are some of your submissions.

Cinderella Man. This was a good old-fashioned movie celebrating the great

American work ethic, and the rewards of hard work and good character. And any movie that can feature Russell Crowe as a likable, nay lovable, character gets my vote. Also, it was a really interesting story!

ALICE ANDERSON, TOWSON

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Wonderful themes run throughout this movie - good triumphing over evil, forgiveness and redemption, family loyalty, despite betrayal - all the things we'd like to instill in young children.

TONI JOHNS, COLUMBIA

Crash.. It was an emotional roller coaster that made you laugh, cry and even look at your own daily life as it related to the characters in the movie.

MARTIN SMITH, PASADENA

Crash. For three reasons: a) it deals right-on with the most pressing issue in America, i.e., racism; b) because it is brilliantly acted (especially by Thandi Newton and Matt Dillon, and Sandra Bullock), and c) because the second-to-last scene between Ludacris and a vanload of helpless Thailand refugees was one of the most moving scenes I have ever witnessed in the movies.

ROBERT H. ROSS, COLUMBIA

Serenity. It had plenty of action, excitement and wit; a serious thought or two to mull over; no pomp, bloat or self-importance; and very funny.

MEREDITH MARTINI, BALTIMORE

Palindromes. So few movies are brave - director Todd Solondz's Palindromes is brave.

CHRIS TOLL, BALTIMORE

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