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The Long Goodbye Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Robert Altman orchestrates a jangly genre autopsy, mischievous and brutal

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 12, 2013
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

A reminder that meaning, if it is to be found at all, is not always revealed through a linear assessment of hints and clues, but simply stumbled upon.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

October 14, 2011
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The look, the unconventional cast and the unconventional story make this a unique film, one of Altman's best.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

February 4, 2010
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Robert Altman's labyrinthine take on the Raymond Chandler classic is noir unburdened by a straight narrative - it's a triumph of atmosphere and attitude, a swiftly unfolding whodunit punctuated by subversive absurdities and shattering acts of violence.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 4/4

January 11, 2009
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Everywhere you look, there's something delightfully weird going on ... Altman and company fashion a state of slouching, freeform Zen that no one else has ever really duplicated.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

July 11, 2007
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

When he was very near the top of his early peak, [Robert] Altman did the darnedest thing and made a private-eye movie -- or maybe a parody of a private-eye movie; it's hard to say. And he may never have topped it.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

June 15, 2007
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Simultaneously an act of revisionism as well as a parody of then-revitalizing neo-noir.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2007
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com

The reluctant and satirical mystery is one of the great Los Angeles movies and makes a great compliment to, say, The Big Lebowski.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 13, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Droll, cunning and magnificently woozy.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: A

June 30, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More a film about friendship and betrayal than murder.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

January 9, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[A] great classic.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

November 15, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It tries to be all genre and no story, and it almost works.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Fairly good hard boiled detective story

| Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

It ends up with mixed results -- Marlowe is drawn as a goofy daydreamer (Altman calls him Rip Van Marlowe) and his story only gets interesting when Sterling Hayden, channeling Hemingway, goes bananas.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 14, 2003
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

One of the greatest detective films of all time.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 21, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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[Altman] attempts the impossible and pulls it off.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 20, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Altman's generalized misanthropy fits uncomfortably with the overall noir universe.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

It may not be exactly like the novel but then this Philip Marlowe is nothing like anything ever seen before.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 89/100

November 19, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...may not please Chandler purists, but it is an endlessly fascinating movie in any case.... If it all seems a bit surrealistic, that's the way it's meant to be.

| Original Score: 7/10

August 29, 2002
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Subversive and engaging, The Long Goodbye ranks among Altman's best.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

August 29, 2002
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