Rush Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 6, 2012
Though well-acted, well-written and well-directed, it's still an unpleasant watch that never gets beyond being routine.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Film4
April 9, 2008
Neither glamorising nor moralising, Rush deserves plaudits for its gritty, no-holds-barred take on drugs. The intelligent performances are the icing on the cake.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2008
To be really powerful or tragic they need to be a lot less hackneyed and directed with more inspiration than this merely adequate effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 9, 2008
A melodramatic, if gritty, Hollywood muddle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 9, 2008
Head-swiveling directorial debut of Lili Fini Zanuck lays out a tough masculine scenario [based on Kim Wozencraft's book] in a way that is always emotionally riveting.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
Leigh is effective as always, but has little to chew on; Patric has even less.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Zanuck's debut feature fails to keep its dramatic sightlines clear.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Patric and Ms. Leigh are able to make Jim and Kristen as grimly memorable as the drug culture that threatens to engulf them both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Patrick Byrne
Apollo Guide
April 12, 2002
A gritty look at drug addiction, moral consequences and ethically questionable scenarios from the perspective of a couple of undercover cops in the deep south of Texas.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Despite the false notes and grinding bleakness, the film's insider savvy makes for pungent drama.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
All of this is bolstered by solid performances, especially impressive since the characters are woefully underwritten.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It peaks way before the movie's over. You're caught in a slow but steady decline, an unwanted comedown.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a tough movie, scathingly violent, intense and emotionally raw; like a swaggering bar brawler, it never backs down an inch.
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie depends on two strong performances for its effects, and gets them from Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 23, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
July 31, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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