Déjà Vu Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2011
Déjà Vu is a gimmick picture, pure and simple. It tries hard to graft an emotional story of lost chances onto the gimmick, but ultimately the gimmick wins out.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
November 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
November 21, 2006
Fortunately, this completely ridiculous plot is somewhat salvaged via the casting of a quality actor. Unfortunately for Denzel Washington, he's the actor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
An intriguing proposal squandered on a well-oiled hack mechanism
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 27, 2006
Nobody looks cooler walking in slow motion through a crime scene while wearing sunglasses than Denzel Washington -- but even the great Denzel can't save Déjà Vu.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 19, 2006
Tony Scott doesn't even wait for Deja Vu to properly begin before employing the spastic visual stylings that are his calling card.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 21, 2006
An action flick in which the gaudy pyrotechnics are nowhere near as jaw-dropping as the screenplay that name-checks not one, not two, but three national tragedies.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
November 21, 2006
Perhaps too many outside forces, from Katrina to Tony Scott, were dead set against allowing Déjà Vu to be anything resembling a fun roller coaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 20, 2006
Whether or not you get that nagging sensation that you've seen Deja Vu before, your brain will seriously hurt trying to figure out whether its central gimmick works. (It doesn't.)
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 21, 2006
The SF hardware (enjoyable) and thriller mechanics (mechanical) of this Jerry Bruckheimer slam-banger don't mesh very well with reflection, and the action trumps most evidence of thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2006
Tony Scott's new film isn't as concerned with playing around or cooking up new innovations as it is in finding a new way to sell the same old chase story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2007
It's a hard movie to hate, just one that's far too easy to forget.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
December 30, 2006
Take away a couple of neatly staged action sequences and you're left with a callously measured slab of US jingoism that deals with the most horrific human tragedies in the most lunk-headed and insulting way possible.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 2, 2006
Not a thing about this story withstands two second's worth of scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
November 21, 2006
Thinking about Deja Vu for three seconds makes the entire thing fall apart faster than Johnny Knoxville's Oscar chances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 1, 2007
In spite of its title, few will want to hit rewind to visit the movie again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 21, 2006
I can't help feeling I've seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
November 21, 2006
Their title can't reflect what it promises to deliver other than exposing the phenomenon of cinematic monotony; an event more frequent than you could possibly believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
November 29, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 30, 2006
It's all carried off with a mad and silly energy, with muscular direction from Scott and cut together with frenetic fizz by editors Jason Hellman and Chris Lebenzon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 27, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
January 27, 2007
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