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The Claim Reviews


Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The audience is simply left with the task of fitting together the allegory's easy pieces.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

October 30, 2001
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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Easily the most compelling Western to hit our screens since Unforgiven.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

June 11, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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A mournful, poetic, epic movie that lodges in the memory.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

June 8, 2001
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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Takes place against a frigid canvas gorgeously captured by Alwin Kuchler.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

June 7, 2001
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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A rich emotional experience, ranging in degree from fire to ice.

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

May 4, 2001
David Edelstein
Slate
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True to its source, finding the seed of all great epics in the divisions of the heart.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 23, 2001
Andy Seiler
USA Today
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Though director Michael Winterbottom has impressively created a believable 19th century prospecting town, he is unable to bring the people who live in it to life.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2001
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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In returning again to the work of Hardy, the director has chosen the perfect visual metaphor, placing the story in the breathtaking winterscape of the Sierra Nevadas (actually Alberta's Rockies, standing in). .

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

April 20, 2001
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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The mixture of realism and melodrama fails to click.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

April 20, 2001
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Moves so freely, evolves so naturally, that it's easy to overlook just how dicey an undertaking it is.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 20, 2001
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The gorgeously photographed winter backdrops that frame the action of The Claim are as much a character as any of the protagonists.

April 20, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It had to happen. The Claim is a movie whose Web site is far more involving than the movie itself.

April 20, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The cast is individually intelligent, refined, and understated.

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

April 20, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Both exhilarating and exhausting.

April 20, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A movie like this rides on its cinematography, and Alwin H. Kuchler evokes the cold darkness so convincingly that Kingdom Come seems built on an abyss.

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

April 20, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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It's all there, visually speaking, yet not quite there dramatically.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A languorously muted, occasionally magnificent film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 19, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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I liked The Claim -- as much for its stark visual beauty and impassioned performances as its intelligent script and willingness to probe the tragic side of life.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 19, 2001
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A moody, mesmerizing tale of attempted redemption, bursting with unexpected images.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

April 19, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The power of the tale, and the visuals, exert a hold.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

April 18, 2001
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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A numb, oddly dispassionate trudge toward predestined doom, inevitable in all the wrong ways.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 18, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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February 7, 2001
Ernest Hardy
Film.com
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A thoughtful, unexpectedly moving survey of the emotional and spiritual fall-out of greed, impetuousness and love sold cheap.

February 7, 2001
Robert Horton
Film.com
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Seems suffocated by its sources.

February 7, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Sadly the film is so elusive, so distant, that it never seems more than half-alive.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 29, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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Not likely to please anyone.

December 28, 2000
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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It suffers from a slim and fractured narrative, unengaging mode of storytelling and yet another irritating performance from Milla Jovovich.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The characters' predetermined fates never evoke pity.

January 1, 2000
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