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The Assignment Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

February 12, 2004
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner

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.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

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 Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

June 25, 2002
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

A spy thriller with no thrills, no doubt an interesting cinematic gambit but not one we'd recommend.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Melodramatic pap.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 5, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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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 Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 12, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 28, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Intelligent and gripping.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A film of real finesse, style and intelligence, an espionage thriller of the old school, with some modern technical embellishments.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

An intelligent, imaginative bit a fiction about suggesting one way the killer may have been captured.

Full Review Source: Compuserve

January 1, 2000
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Stylish spy flick with a surprisingly good cast.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2005
Glenn Slavin
Film Journal International

Quinn gives a commanding performance as both Ramirez and Carlos.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Great premise is executed with enough style and thrills to keep the piece interesting throughout its close to two-hour runtime.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A non-formula spy thriller without the glitz and romanticism usually associated with this genre.

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

March 10, 2004
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Quinn is excellent in the dual roles of Jackal and Ramirez.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2002

E! Online

The assignment, should you choose to accept it, does pay off in potent thrills.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 26, 1997
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January 1, 2000
Brendan Kelly
Variety
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