The Element of Crime Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 21, 2006
Nearly incomprehensible but stylistically dazzling
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
May 19, 2004
More than diverting, with entrancing production design, but not as fully realized as later Von Trier.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 26, 2004
A cinephile's delight.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
an utterly mesmerizing and completely disjointed crime thriller that is more about tone and style than it is about its fragmented narrative
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
That old predicament of too much style, not enough substance.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...a fascinating yet strangely unsatisfying film.
| Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 25, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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