The Day of the Jackal Reviews

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
November 1, 2007
It's a polished and exciting thriller, mercifully unburdened with heavy political/philosophical digressions.
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 1, 2007
The major asset of the film is that it succeeds in maintaining interest and suspense despite obvious viewer foreknowledge of the outcome.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Low on documentary conviction and political context, but an intriguing exercise in concealing the obvious.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
I wasn't prepared for how good it really is: it's not just a suspense classic, but a beautifully executed example of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The details are minutely observed and, to me, just a bit boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5