Movie critics surveyed for the year's best and worst were:

Douglas Armstrong, The Milwaukee Journal; Karen Arnold, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and News; Paul Attanasio, The Washington Post; Harper Barnes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; David Baron, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times; Ed Blank, The Pittsburgh Press; Jay Boyar, The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel; Joan Bunke, The Des Moines Register; Michael Burkett, the Orange County, Calif., Register; Robert W. Butler, Kansas City (Mo.) Star; Scott Cain, Atlanta Constitution; Vincent Canby, The New York Times; Jay Carr, The Boston Globe; Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News; Mike Clark, USA Today; Bill Cosford, The Miami Herald; Kerry Drake, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle; Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times; David Edelstein, The Village Voice; Henry Edgar, the Newport News, Va., Daily Press; David Elliott, The San Diego Union; Richard Freedman, Newhouse News Service.

Michael Grossberg, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch; Corinne F. Hammett, Baltimore News-American; John Hartl, The Seattle Times; George Hatza, Reading (Pa.) Eagle; Michael Healy, The Denver Post; Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun; J. Hoberman, The Village Voice; Michael Janusonis, the Providence, R.I., Journal; Deborah Jerome, the Bergen County, N.J., Record; Malcolm Johnson, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant; Paul Johnson, Arkansas Gazette; Carole Kass, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Andy Klein, L.A. Reader; Arthur Knight, Hollywood Reporter; Joe Leydon, The Houston Post; Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury-News; Lou Lumenick, the Bergen County, N.J., Record; Rick Lyman, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Ted Mahar, Portland Oregonian; Marsha McCreadie, The Arizona Republic; Joe Meyers, The Bridgeport (Conn.) Post; Martin Moynihan, the Albany, N.Y., Times-Union; Roxanne T. Mueller, Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Irene Nicholas, the Stamford, Conn., Advocate; Terry Orme, The Salt Lake City Tribune; Robert Osborne, Hollywood Reporter; People; John Powers, L.A. Weekly; Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Herald Examiner; Catherine Rambeau, Detroit Free Press; Rex Reed, New York Post; Joanne Rhetts, The Charlotte (Va.) Observer; Carrie Rickey, Boston Herald and New Woman magazine; Candice Russell, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) News and Sun-Sentinel; Desmond Ryan, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Tom Sabulis, Dallas Times Herald; Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice; Dudley Saunders, The Louisville Times; Nat Segaloff, Boston Herald; Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News; Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune; Susan Stark, The Detroit News; Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Tribune; Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle; Time; Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times; Joan Vadeboncoeur, the Syracuse, N.Y., Herald-American; Michael Ventura, L.A. Weekly; James Verniere, Boston Herald; Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times; William Wolf, Gannett Newspapers; and Philip Wuntch, The Dallas Morning News.