the longest 90 minutes of my life
| Original Score: 1/5
Low-energy and grindingly mediocre, it adds a whole new dimension to Harlin's wildly uneven oeuvre: tedium.
| Original Score: C
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.
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.
| Original Score: C-
It's a clever premise
...a substantial improvement over some of filmmaker Renny Harlin's more recent efforts...
| Original Score: 2/4
A neatly contained crime whodunit with a nifty setup and an expert lead performance from Samuel L. Jackson.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cleaner suffers from a distracting case of visual jitters and takes a CSI approach to fetishizing the messy nature of the human body.
Beyond the contributions from Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris, however, there's very little worth talking.
| Original Score: 5/10