Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Simpleminded, but it's fairly inoffensive, at least until Ashby lingers over the concentration-camp serial number tattooed on Gordon's arm. Some things are beyond the reach of whimsy.

October 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (8)
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Jimi G.

James Gingerich

When it comes to movies, you are about as close minded as they get, not even bothering to write reviews that back up your hate for every movie that doesn't follow the Hollywood cliche, yu're the reason I don't fully trust this site's reviews.

Dec 21 - 08:02 AM

Jack M.

Jack McLain

I'm sick and tired of you writing all this BS about really great movies. You don't even have anything more than a blunt pointless statement to support your opinion! It's like you can't even enjoy watching movies at all. You are a sick excuse for a film critic.

Jan 3 - 11:57 AM


Dylan Hair

OK, first of all, how does Ashby "LINGER" over the number on her hand?? It's shown for about 2 seconds and then that's it. You clearly have trouble grasping what's so great about these classic films since you have numerous rotten reviews for many of them.

Jul 7 - 06:54 PM

Owen Bailey-Mckay

Owen Bailey-Mckay

It shows the tattoo to show that even though Maude has been through a very hard life and seen some of the worst events to ever come out of the world, she is still able to love life and see beauty in the world.

Nov 8 - 11:03 PM

Zachary Maller

Zachary Maller

The tattoo is from a death camp Dave, not a concentration camp...everyone on year course knows that, just ask Rich.

Jan 23 - 03:44 PM

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

I don't know which has me more shocked: That the short blurb above is the entire review, or that the blurb distorts the meaning, duration and significance of once single element of the film. It would seem that you went into this viewing with the intent of not liking the film and this lack of any real degree of objectivity undermines your professionalism.

Feb 28 - 12:02 PM

Charles Kieser

Charles Kieser

Sad excuse for a review.

Mar 18 - 08:20 PM

Jack McLain

Jack McLain

Dave, you didn't see this movie. You read about the scene somewhere else and decided to write a "review" where you could sound like a clever pretentious twat, which is what you clearly succeeded in doing. You're a top critic?

Aug 13 - 09:24 AM

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