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Domestic Disturbance Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 27, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Ebert & Roeper
November 22, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
November 28, 2001
At least it's not Battlefield: Earth II.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
November 18, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 6, 2001
It's dire, unimaginative silliness.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 4, 2001
Movies like Domestic Disturbance leave me dispirited. There's nothing likable, exciting, or intriguing about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 3, 2001
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
November 3, 2001
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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 2, 2001
Does a masterful job of building menace until about halfway through.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
November 2, 2001
The most surprising thing about the movie is that somebody bothered to make it.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
November 2, 2001
With domestic disturbances, someone calls the cops. With this DOA, someone had better call the coroner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2001
There are thrills and shocks to be had here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 2, 2001
A refreshingly unpretentious little thriller.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 2, 2001
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
November 2, 2001
About as tense as a game of connect-the-dots.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 2, 2001
The physical details are so unlikely they seem contrived even in a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
November 2, 2001
Replacing suspense with formula, Domestic Disturbance doesn't make nearly the ripple it could have made.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 2, 2001
It's all indifferently acted, sloppily directed and edited, and utterly ridiculous.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 2, 2001
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
November 2, 2001
Travolta plays the concerned, loving father with relaxed conviction and appeal. His performance deserves a better movie.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 2, 2001
Domestic Disturbance isn't a great thriller, but it will suffice until one comes along.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 2, 2001
The good news is that it runs a mere 89 minutes. The bad news is that it still seems too long.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 1, 2001
Structurally flawed in ways that undercut efforts to ratchet up the suspense.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
November 1, 2001
A slick, rerouted TV movie at best.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 1, 2001
There are some nifty Hitchcock-style opening credits, but after that, it's downhill.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 1, 2001
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.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 1, 2001
When a disturbance is dramatized well, there's no place like home.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2001
Thanks to that vapid script, it's about as scary, and believable, as a little boy yelling 'wolf.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 1, 2001
A passable time-passer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2001
The end result is still probably good enough to satisfy audiences in need of a decent distraction on the home front.