Clay Pigeons Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 26, 2014
Call this one Fargo Lite, and you won't be far off the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This quirky comedy thriller, produced by Ridley Scott, is both blackly funny and, at times, tensely disturbing and quite macabre.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Vince Vaughn may play the two best movie serial killers this year if his Norman Bates rendition can match his performance in Clay Pigeons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The boyishly braying laugh Vaughn punctuates his conversations with is a true actor's finesse on his character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 2, 2005
Twisted and quietly addicting crime flick.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 31, 2004
Great performance by Vaughn
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 16, 2003
Brilliant direction.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
This is not your classic whodunit. It's blacker, funnier, and edgier.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Mr. Vaughn is possessed not only of long limbs and an attractive face, but also of a distinctive voice that he uses to command attention, even when his material is routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Alon Walz
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Actually brings a clean, new and very funny edge to the weathered genre of crime and sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
It's a beautifully structured piece with a high quotient of neat, shocking twists. Director David Dobkin exercises welcome restraint; although the movie is full of macabre touches, it's witty rather than grotesque.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
August 28, 2001
The performances are simply wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
To call this a creepy black comedy is a serious understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Vince Vaughn steals the film as Lester Long. Vaughn is very natural in front of a camera with an easy charm and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A film that delights by confounding expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Clay Pigeons isn't a great film -- it's black and it's a comedy, but never enough of either -- but it is supremely interesting to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The performances are terrific -- especially Vince Vaughn, who makes a formidable cowboy, and is a real scene stealer.
Top Critic
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
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