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The Grifters Reviews

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] Although the movie recalls films by the Coen Brothers or the Dahl Brothers, "The Grifters" retains its source material's voice in a thoroughly original way. Here's a neo-noir you can never see too many times.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

September 13, 2011


A darkly cynical and uncompromising gem.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Best to savor The Grifters for its handsome design -- the picture looks as clean as a Hockney landscape -- and its juicy performances.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 6, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A mannerist thriller that doesn't begin to work despite the number of talented hands involved.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 6, 2009
Variety Staff
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Cusack underplays Roy, making him an unbelievable wiseguy, a colorless cipher too akin to the saps he loves to fleece.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
Steve Crum

Clever writing and fine cast make this tale of thieves among us fun to watch.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 22, 2008
Emanuel Levy

British helmer Frears makes auspicious American debut with this light, speedy, perfectly executed noir, based on Jim Thompson's novel, boasting three terrific performances; one of the best films of the year

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

July 22, 2007
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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Donald Westlake's excellent screenplay does some justice to the starkness of Jim Thompson's novel; and Frears' direction never fails to grab the attention.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[A] quirky, absorbing adaptation of Jim Thompson's pulp novel.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Intriguing neo-noir.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 7, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Well done, but finally airless modern noir.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2004

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Donald Westlake's screenplay has the right combination of vivid characters, mordant wit and avaricious savagery which distinguishes the best noir.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

July 30, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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The Grifters is so good that one leaves the theater on a spellbound high.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 20, 2003
Christopher Null

perfectly-cast... a gem

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 20, 2002
Scott Weinberg

An acidic modern noir full of two-faced cons and unexpected jolts.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

July 25, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A love triangle among grifters (con artists), that plays out as a film noir morality tale.

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

August 15, 2001
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

A perfectly cast and gripping neo-noir thriller.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

I guess the whole problem is that there's just not enough grifting going on.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Mark R. Leeper

This is not a bad film, it just fails to materialize into a very good one.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The Grifters is a cynical film that continually catches the audience off-guard; if you're into dark film noir, it doesn't come much darker than this.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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