Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 09/13/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/13/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Napoleon Dynamite

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This quirky, slight comedy features a dorky teenage hero whose idea of a smooth come-on line is to ask a classmate if she's drinking one percent milk because she thinks she's fat. He then assures her that regular milk would be okay. (PG)


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Spectacular fight scenes and voluptuous visuals are the highlights of a soaring martial-arts drama set in ancient China. Jet Li and Maggie Cheung star. (PG-13)

Open Water

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A vacationing couple, left behind by a dive boat, find themselves alone in the ocean—except for circling sharks—in a chilling thriller. (R)


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Director Michael Mann scores with a stylish, almost thoughtful thriller about a hit man (Tom Cruise) and a cabby (Jamie Foxx) he forces to be his driver during a nightlong killing spree. (R)

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