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When a man who specializes in cleaning crime scenes washes away the evidence of a murder before the crime is reported, he soon becomes drawn into a deadly mystery in this thriller directed by Renny Harlin, and starring Samuel L. Jackson. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
May 27, 2008 Wide
May 27, 2008
Screen Gems - Official Site
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I did like the dynamic between Samuel L. Jackson and Keke Palmer. I'd like to see them play father and daughter in the better film.
A neatly contained crime whodunit with a nifty setup and an expert lead performance from Samuel L. Jackson.
Cleaner suffers from a distracting case of visual jitters and takes a CSI approach to fetishizing the messy nature of the human body.
Low-energy and grindingly mediocre, it adds a whole new dimension to Harlin's wildly uneven oeuvre: tedium.
It's not that Cleaner is a terrible film, it just doesn't rear back and sock the viewer in the jaw like a great thriller should. It's mild sauce from the first frame to the last.
...a substantial improvement over some of filmmaker Renny Harlin's more recent efforts...
The "cleaning" thing was done and done better in Curdled and in terms of a crime drama, Cleaner just doesn't measure up.
Cleaner is a watchable film, but one which feels like a missed opportunity.
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