Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

updated 07/03/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/03/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>Chicken Run A chick flick for the whole family. In a delightful comedy by the clay-animation experts behind Wallace & Gromit, plucky chickens try to escape from an egg farm. (G)

Croupier Intriguing British thriller about a novelist (Clive Owen) who learns that real life trumps fiction. (Not rated)

Gladiator Russell Crowe rules. Still the best big movie so far this summer. (R)

Gone in 60 Seconds Forgotten even faster. If anyone seriously believes this mindless actioner is a primer on how to steal cars, then Jaws is a guide to reeling in fish. Nicolas Cage stars. (PG-13)

Hamlet Absorbing new take on Shakespeare's tragedy is set in today's Manhattan. Hamlet (Ethan Hawke) delivers his "To be, or not to be" speech in the Action section of a Blockbuster. (R)

Me, Myself & Irene The latest slapstick farce from the duo behind There's Something About Mary stars Jim Carrey as a state trooper with two personalities. Like Mary, it's over-the-top crude and very funny. (R)

Shanghai Noon Jackie Chan teams with Owen Wilson in a fun Western. (PG-13)

Titan A.E. Animated sci-fi film is pictorially glorious but the plot is old helmet. (PG)

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