Croupier Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Airless, mannered mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
...a model of what might be accomplished by a capable director working on a small budget - namely one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The choice of Clive Owen as the star is a good one. He's got the same sort of physical reserve as Sean Connery in the Bond pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
With its fascinating, multi-layered plot, intelligent screenplay, and subtle-yet-undeniable tension building, Croupier is an engrossing, stylish thriller that never threatens to wear out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
Actor Clive Owen proves to be powerfully unflappable -- a working-stiff James Bond, whose understated intensity draws you into the movie and refuses to let you leave.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's very cool. It's only kind of good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 17, 2003
One of the very best movies of this beloved and sleazy genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
It's amazing the level of suspense that Hodges builds as Jack/Jake intermingles with other people.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Clive Owen is like man heroin...he gets into your blood and gets addictive!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A spare, seductive, almost novelistic suspense drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
An alternate and superior British version of Rounders with elements of Reindeer Games and hilariously unnecessary voiceover narration thrown in.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremiah Kipp
Filmcritic.com
February 22, 2001
Far more successful at the gambler's rush than Matt Damon's schoolboy lessons in Rounders, Croupier is worth taking a chance on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Clive Owen impresses in this monochromatic card-sharp drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This is an overlooked noir thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
May 3, 2013
Clive Owen's breakthrough role
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Clive Owen conveys a sharp, cynical intelligence that rolls off the screen in waves whenever he widens his glittering blue eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Owen is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 17, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Philip Strick
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/5
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
James B. McSwain
Senses of Cinema
May 29, 2001
Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 16, 2002
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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January 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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