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The Claim Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
The characters' predetermined fates never evoke pity.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 6, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 4, 2006
While we wait, characters tromp through the snow a lot.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
April 17, 2001
Fails to generate identification with the players and their various plights.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
May 3, 2001
If we're not allowed to understand these people, how can we be expected to care how things turn out for them?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
April 18, 2001
A numb, oddly dispassionate trudge toward predestined doom, inevitable in all the wrong ways.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 19, 2001
It's all there, visually speaking, yet not quite there dramatically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 20, 2001
It had to happen. The Claim is a movie whose Web site is far more involving than the movie itself.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 20, 2012
like a collegiate literature class in Thomas Hardy
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 20, 2001
Solidly told but ultimately rather mundane to watch.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 20, 2001
The mixture of realism and melodrama fails to click.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
None of the characters are properly developed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 12, 2007
If the story was as crisp as the snow, and the plot advanced faster than a glacier, this might have been a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
January 1, 2000
It suffers from a slim and fractured narrative, unengaging mode of storytelling and yet another irritating performance from Milla Jovovich.
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
December 20, 2000
Like fool's gold, The Claim is something pretty to look at but ultimately worthless.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 24, 2000
Eye-catching moments ... can't make up for the general shapelessness of the narrative and Winterbottom's failure to make the characters truly come alive.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
December 28, 2000
Not likely to please anyone.
Dave White
IFilm
December 28, 2000
It's supposed to be about greed, revenge, forgiveness and love, but it's really just a muttering mess.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2000
Sadly the film is so elusive, so distant, that it never seems more than half-alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
January 26, 2001
Moves too slowly and dispassionately to resonate as it should.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 20, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
July 27, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 4, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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