The Claim Reviews

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M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Mature viewers only; kids won't be interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 15, 2010
The emotions of the piece are as palpable as the neverending snowfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 29, 2003
Broody and beautiful, The Claim is guaranteed to give you the chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
One of the year's most visually stylistic films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 8, 2002
The Claim works best as an antitraditional Western epic that presents an allegorical drama of fate, retribution and redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
At the center are the impeccable performances of all five leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 24, 2001
If you enjoy character studies, personalities over action, The Claim may be a sure bet.
| Original Score: 7/10
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
June 26, 2001
Invites comparison to the structural denseness and poetic leanings of Altman's all-time masterpiece McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 16, 2001
A haunting thinking-person's Western and a powerful reminder of the true price of greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Serena Donadoni
Orlando Weekly
June 14, 2001
With its elegance and brutality, The Claim perfectly captures that tenuous state when wildness is being tamed and much is lost in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
June 11, 2001
Easily the most compelling Western to hit our screens since Unforgiven.
Top Critic
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
June 8, 2001
A mournful, poetic, epic movie that lodges in the memory.
Top Critic
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
June 7, 2001
Takes place against a frigid canvas gorgeously captured by Alwin Kuchler.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 31, 2001
Winterbottom vividly captures a pioneer-era world of immigrants struggling to create new lives.
J. Robert Parks
Phantom Tollbooth
May 21, 2001
A raw tale, told with passion and conviction.
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 4, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
July 27, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 20, 2001
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
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