The Assignment Reviews

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 6, 2005
Stylish spy flick with a surprisingly good cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 10, 2004
A non-formula spy thriller without the glitz and romanticism usually associated with this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
If there's a small saving grace to this crude thriller, it is the work of Montreal-born director Christian Duguay, who shows flashes of real flare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
June 25, 2002
The plot raises the keenly important question of whether professionals who fight evil may be corrupted by the ruthless means they employ; but the movie takes too much pleasure in sensationalistic digressions to explore this issue very thoroughly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
June 24, 2002
Quinn is excellent in the dual roles of Jackal and Ramirez.
| Original Score: 4/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Melodramatic pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Glenn Slavin
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Quinn gives a commanding performance as both Ramirez and Carlos.
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A mediocre action-thriller combination that revolves around a preposterous plan for the same reason that most pot-boilers do; it's just the nature of the beast.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
A spy thriller with no thrills, no doubt an interesting cinematic gambit but not one we'd recommend.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
If you believe that Elvis still lives or that a millennial invasion of flying saucers is imminent, you might buy the bogus premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The assignment, should you choose to accept it, does pay off in potent thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
An intelligent, imaginative bit a fiction about suggesting one way the killer may have been captured.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Great premise is executed with enough style and thrills to keep the piece interesting throughout its close to two-hour runtime.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A film of real finesse, style and intelligence, an espionage thriller of the old school, with some modern technical embellishments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Intelligent and gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Entertainment Weekly
September 26, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Brendan Kelly
Variety
March 26, 2009
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