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The Gingerbread Man Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Unless one counts a few running gibes against lawyers that can easily be imagined coming from Grisham, Altman basically chooses to treat this hackneyed story straight.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A pulp melodrama in denial.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

June 6, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film becomes an Actor's Studio venture.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

It's a pity the director couldn't manage to make sense of the plot, which is like a puzzle with too many missing pieces.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 1/5

April 27, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's Branagh that holds this film together, and he does well, and it's a taut thriller, but one that lacks the panache of an Altman film.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Ultimately superfluous.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Not only does the show drag, it is predictable with a capital P.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

Uneven, often predictable and occasionally strange.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000
Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Contains only dabs and traces of the director's vision.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Little more than 120 minutes of nifty storm sounds.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Robert Altman the up-and- down director meets John Grisham the constant mediocrity. Just where, in our hypothetical picture, should we place that unlikely scene?

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: C

July 31, 2005

E! Online

There oughtta be a law against any more of John Grisham's tales of lust, deceit and murder involving lawyers.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000

USA Today
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| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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That it seems a step up from sensationalism is because Grisham has a sure sense of time and place, and Altman and his actors invest the material with a kind of lurid sincerity.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Although The Gingerbread Man is a finely-tuned example of mainstream entertainment, and holds the audience's interest for most of its running length, it is a little disappointing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 3/5

May 1, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 3/5

February 23, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

September 26, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 27, 2007

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Time Out
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February 9, 2006
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