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Along Came a Spider Reviews

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Director Lee Tamahori and screenwriter Marc Moss treat their star (and his character) with all due respect, and manage to turn out an engrossing, entertaining movie in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
Even at half speed, Freeman excels: He knows how to whip out his badge at a crime scene and make it seem as if he had been doing it his whole life.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 25, 2002
Along Came a Spider isn't a smart thriller like Se7en or Copycat; instead, it's more of a watchable idiotic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 31, 2002
[Lee]Tamahori keeps the pacing lively enough that he doesn't allow the audience time to linger on the many plot implausibilities
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 26, 2001
The film is never less than a guilty pleasure, but it leaves you unsatisfied and hungry for closure.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
May 7, 2001
In terms of plotting, it's hardly breaking new ground, but spare a thought nonetheless for Morgan Freeman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ted Murphy
May 6, 2001
Along Came a Spider is a popcorn flick, a modest and entertaining thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
April 30, 2001
It is Lee Tamahori's taut pacing -- not to mention Neil Travis' exceptional editing -- that gives the film its one-two punch.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 30, 2001
certainly competent as a suspense thriller, but it never achieves any level beyond that
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Smith
April 23, 2001
Freeman always gives good value and the result is never less than watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 21, 2001
Aside from Cross and Rose, none of the other characters in the film are very interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 15, 2001
As with a magic show, you know you are being fooled but you sit back and enjoy the illusion anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
April 9, 2001
There's deception, double-crosses and duplicity in this psycholgical thriler - and it's great to see an actor as classy as Morgan Freeman propelling a franchise like this.
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
April 8, 2001
...what surprised me, however is that ACAS knows about the [criminal mastermind] stereotype... and throws us a twist that turns the whole film on its head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Sander
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 6, 2001
Delivers a good share of suspense, thrills and psychological goose bumps.
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Pam Sitt
Seattle Times
April 6, 2001
Taken at face value, the film is entertaining, exciting at times and fun to watch.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
April 6, 2001
Freeman makes everyone look good.
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Robert Koehler
March 17, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Irish Times
September 7, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 20, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
May 7, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
April 12, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 9, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 9, 2001
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