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The Grifters Reviews

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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
Variety
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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
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 26, 2003
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is a movie of plot, not episode. It's not just a series of things that happen to the characters, but a web, a maze of consequences.

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

January 1, 2000
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

| Original Score: 4/5

October 19, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

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

| Original Score: 4.5/5

July 25, 2002
Clint Morris
Film Threat

| Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[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: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

September 13, 2011
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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

perfectly-cast... a gem

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 20, 2002
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com

| Original Score: 5/5

January 30, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

August 9, 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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

March 9, 2004
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Intriguing neo-noir.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 7, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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This is one human board game that's absorbing to watch.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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