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Domestic Disturbance Reviews

Todd McCarthy
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October 27, 2008

Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Ebert & Roeper
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November 22, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2001
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's dire, unimaginative silliness.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 6, 2001
James Berardinelli
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Movies like Domestic Disturbance leave me dispirited. There's nothing likable, exciting, or intriguing about them.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

November 4, 2001

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 3, 2001
Stephanie Zacharek
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It's big and dumb, all right -- the sort of thing you'd like to shoot with an elephant gun to put out of its misery.

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November 3, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Does a masterful job of building menace until about halfway through.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

November 2, 2001
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The most surprising thing about the movie is that somebody bothered to make it.

| Original Score: 0.5/5

November 2, 2001
Mike Clark
USA Today
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With domestic disturbances, someone calls the cops. With this DOA, someone had better call the coroner.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 2, 2001
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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There are thrills and shocks to be had here.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 2, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A refreshingly unpretentious little thriller.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 2, 2001
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Since it purports to be a thriller, well, let's just say the edge of your seat doesn't exactly get a workout.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 2, 2001
Paul Tatara
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About as tense as a game of connect-the-dots.

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November 2, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The physical details are so unlikely they seem contrived even in a thriller.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 2, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Replacing suspense with formula, Domestic Disturbance doesn't make nearly the ripple it could have made.

November 2, 2001
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's all indifferently acted, sloppily directed and edited, and utterly ridiculous.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

November 2, 2001
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Mr. Travolta is a loose and open actor, full of energy and charm, but it is hard to think of anyone who has wasted so much talent in so many bad pictures.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Travolta plays the concerned, loving father with relaxed conviction and appeal. His performance deserves a better movie.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

November 2, 2001
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Domestic Disturbance isn't a great thriller, but it will suffice until one comes along.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

November 2, 2001
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The good news is that it runs a mere 89 minutes. The bad news is that it still seems too long.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

November 2, 2001
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Structurally flawed in ways that undercut efforts to ratchet up the suspense.

November 1, 2001
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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A slick, rerouted TV movie at best.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News

November 1, 2001
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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There are some nifty Hitchcock-style opening credits, but after that, it's downhill.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 1, 2001
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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If the premise of Domestic Disturbance interests you at all, you're better off renting 1987's The Stepfather ... That film was everything Domestic Disturbance is not: taut, suspenseful, unpredictable, and not the slightest bit condescending.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

November 1, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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When a disturbance is dramatized well, there's no place like home.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

November 1, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Thanks to that vapid script, it's about as scary, and believable, as a little boy yelling 'wolf.'

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2001
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A passable time-passer.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

November 1, 2001
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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The end result is still probably good enough to satisfy audiences in need of a decent distraction on the home front.

October 29, 2001
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