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Unleashed Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 14, 2005
The film contains enough quiet, reflective moments for us to become aware how preposterous the central conceit is, and that keeps us at arm's length. For a movie that strives to be in-your-face, that's too far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 16, 2005
It's the same stuff that as we always get where like the henchman come up to him one by one.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 12, 2005
Unleashed has a good idea and a great character, and it can't figure out what to do with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 10, 2007
a dog of a movie, better not unleashed on any discerning viewer.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 12, 2005
Picture Of Mice and Men remade for the smash-mouth set and you have Unleashed.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
June 20, 2007
An irritating excuse to glorify senseless slaughter!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 13, 2005
The movie would work better with fewer elements.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 12, 2005
Even popcorn fun like this needs a little more weight in its corner.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
August 19, 2005
An incompatible marriage of film noir, Gothic fairytale and martial arts movie.
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
May 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Unfortunately, the fight scenes (and there are several) are very frontloaded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
May 13, 2005
Unleashed = unmemorable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
May 12, 2005
Unleashed is one of those truly cursed movies that never had a chance ... Maybe someone should rub his nose in the script, so Besson will never do it again.
Full Review | Original Score: -1/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2006
Para cada bom filme que escreve, produz ou dirige, Luc Besson realiza outras dez porcarias. Esta é uma delas (e nem mesmo as boas seqüências de luta podem salvar um roteiro absurdo, esquemático e com personagens unidimensionais).
| Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 4, 2005
Jet Li lets fly with his fists and feet of fury. Which is all to the good. It's the sentimental story that screenwriter Luc Besson sandwiches in between fights that induces a gag reflex.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
May 13, 2005
It was only after [Li] came to America to do his high-flying thing that he was stripped of his personality. Here he gets stripped of his dignity as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 13, 2005
We have a ways to go before we can award weirdness honors for 2005, but Unleashed already qualifies for the short list.
| Original Score: C+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 13, 2005
The insult in Unleashed comes not so much in having Li act like a dog but in refusing to let him be a man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
May 13, 2005
The movie doesn't make it, but there's enough going on to make it more arf than barf.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 13, 2005
The Dickensian trials of a poor shackled martial artist, but save your great expectations for the next summer action movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Don R. Lewis
Soundwaves Cinema
June 4, 2005

ComingSoon.net
May 13, 2005

Boston Phoenix
May 21, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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Time Out
November 16, 2011
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