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As March rolls along and the Academy is ready to announce their choices for the best of 2000, we take this time out to add more fuel to the fire. That’s right, it is time for the 2nd annual RT Awards where we honor the best and worst reviewed movies of 2000 and the studios that are responsible for them.

While many agree that 2000’s crop, as a whole, isn’t nearly as good as 1999’s, there are still pleasures to be had. It is just that there are fewer movies that made us go “Wow,” and some of the most hyped movies turned out to be duds like Battlefield Earth (3%) and Dungeons and Dragons (10%). Unfortunately, while we all try to forget that rotten bunch, few actually saw some of the better ones like Yi Yi (96%), Chuck and Buck (85%), or Best in Show (95%) either because they were not showing in their area or overlooked because of some bigger movies at the time. RT Awards seeks to give these movies their due so that people will, hopefully, seek them out in their local video store.


Best Film

#1

Chicken Run (2000)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 103854%
Critics Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.
Synopsis: This engaging stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen... [More]
Directed By: Peter Lord, Nick Park

Moldy

#1

3 Strikes (2000)
0%

#1
Adjusted Score: 307%
Critics Consensus: 3 Strikes lacks direction and its low-brow humor isn't even that funny.
Synopsis: Rob Douglas (Brian Hooks) is just released from jail. The state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves... [More]
Directed By: DJ Pooh

Best Animation

#1

Chicken Run (2000)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 103854%
Critics Consensus: Chicken Run has all the charm of Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, and something for everybody. The voice acting is fabulous, the slapstick is brilliant, and the action sequences are spectacular.
Synopsis: This engaging stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen... [More]
Directed By: Peter Lord, Nick Park

Best Comedy

#1

Best in Show (2000)
93%

#1
Adjusted Score: 97236%
Critics Consensus: A fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest's gift for improv comedy, Best in Show boasts an appealingly quirky premise and a brilliantly talented cast.
Synopsis: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Guest

Best Romance

#1
Adjusted Score: 104719%
Critics Consensus: The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama.
Synopsis: In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh)... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

Best Thriller

#1

Frequency (2000)
70%

#1
Adjusted Score: 74719%
Critics Consensus: A tight blend of surprises and suspense keeps audiences spellbound.
Synopsis: What if you had the chance to travel back in time and change just one event in your life? What... [More]
Directed By: Gregory Hoblit