Primal Fear Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 7, 2011
...a solid drama that's elevated on an all-too-consistent basis by Norton's impressively hypnotic work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
May 1, 2011
Edward Norton became an instant star after making a splashy, Oscar-nominated performance in this well-executed horror thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 19, 2009
An unfolding mystery in which truth is elusive, and twists are the order of the Norton a career-making opportunity to strut his stuff. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 1, 2009
its heroes only heroes because they believe in order and not because they're capable of order's championing or restoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 26, 2009
Helped greatly by excellent performances from both of the film's leads, as well as the rounded supporting cast.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 5, 2009
The plot is engaging, the cast is exceptional, and Hoblit moves things along in commendably straightforward fashion. Very entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 25, 2009
Exhibits many of the genre's common weaknesses, but the fine acting of Edward Norton, Laura Linney and Richard Gere enables us to forgive them.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
December 29, 2007
Unfortunately, Primal Fear hasn't aged well; there are wrinkles and pockmarks all over its face.
Full Review | Original Score: 40/100
Cole Smithey
January 25, 2006
Ed Norton is out of this world in his break-out performance.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2005
Memorable for Edward Norton's chilling debut.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004
Works quite well as a mystery and as a courtroom drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Chauncey
June 8, 2004
Bad movie, but Norton's performance makes it worth watching.
| Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O filme tem, no elenco, sua maior arma.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
an ambitious film, but also a somewhat muddled one
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
As a forum for its actors and for the big-screen directorial debut of multi-Emmy winner Gregory Hoblit, the film is up to the job.
| Original Score: 3/4
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
Consistently entertaining, a fantastic cast, and, most importantly, the film debut of two-time Oscar nominee Edward Norton
Full Review | Original Score: B
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
October 27, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Boyd van Hoeij
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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