• R, 2 hr. 57 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sean Penn
    In Theaters:
    Nov 15, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 16, 1999
  • Miramax

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The Crossing Guard Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The movie is dramatically shapeless and pretentious too, but as director, Sean Penn gets powerful performances from his central trio: Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, and David Morse.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

January 9, 2009
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

So-so character study directed by Sean Penn, featuring Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 22, 2008
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Thoroughly uneven yet mostly compelling...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 11, 2007
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

I came to value the clumsy moments in which Penn seemed to be groping for truth and meaning along with the characters.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Moving, unpredictable and psychologically complex.

| Original Score: 9/10

January 23, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Deep, dark and memorable.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 10, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Haunting character study by Nicholson in a grim, effective film.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 23, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Sober, serious and rough. Nicholson's in rare form.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 3, 2005
Fred Topel
About.com

Wonderful drama about loss with powerful performances

| Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers a penetrating look at the unsettling dynamics of grief and guilt.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 21, 2002
Mike Clark
USA Today
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though Penn doesn't always seem to know where he's going, his movie doesn't altogether miss its destination.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2011
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

| Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2007
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 2005
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 3/5

March 8, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 5/5

July 16, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2003
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

April 10, 2003
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2002
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