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Clay Pigeons Reviews

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Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

Call this one Fargo Lite, and you won't be far off the mark.

Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2014
Derek Adams
Time Out
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This quirky comedy thriller, produced by Ridley Scott, is both blackly funny and, at times, tensely disturbing and quite macabre.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

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 Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2005
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The boyishly braying laugh Vaughn punctuates his conversations with is a true actor's finesse on his character.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Twisted and quietly addicting crime flick.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Great performance by Vaughn

| Original Score: 4/5

December 31, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Brilliant direction.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

This is not your classic whodunit. It's blacker, funnier, and edgier.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

| Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

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 Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2002
Jon Alon Walz
Boxoffice Magazine

Actually brings a clean, new and very funny edge to the weathered genre of crime and sleaze.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

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.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

The performances are simply wonderful.

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 28, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews

To call this a creepy black comedy is a serious understatement.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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 Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A film that delights by confounding expectations.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

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 Source: Flick Filosopher | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The performances are terrific -- especially Vince Vaughn, who makes a formidable cowboy, and is a real scene stealer.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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January 1, 2000
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