Homicide: The Movie Reviews

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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
November 12, 2009
Homicide, David Mamet's ponderous film about a Jewish cop losing his way, loses its way whenever it wanders from the scene of the crime
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
September 26, 2009
The doomy mood of the final scenes packs a wallop that's missing from Mamet's more contrived narratives.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com
September 17, 2009
a high wire neo-noir that bravely incorporates the urban thriller with the crazy twist of religious conversion and the saving/condemning of a divided soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
September 15, 2009
As Mamet writes, so he directs -- his shots get to the point, usually one we don't forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 10, 2009
I still like the movie for the way it immerses itself in each moment, and for the intense way it moves and sounds.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
September 4, 2009
The Pulitzer-winning playwright's movies are often a few steps ahead of their audiences, but Homicide seems to have intuitively anticipated its now-exemplary status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Tsunami Magazine
October 26, 2008
Nobody does it like Mamet. A terrific cop movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2008
A trama policial uma mera ferramenta para que o protagonista inicie uma angustiante jornada de auto-descoberta, levando a um desfecho que, como tantos outros na obra de Mamet, prima pela ironia .
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 6, 2006
Mamet's morality tale about a tormented Jewish identity is sincere but unfortunately the film becomes earnest, turning Bobby and the other Jewish characters into self-righteous men; contrived plotting doesn't help either.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 20, 2004
Has an hypnotic quality that kept me riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 13, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 18, 2003
Another ethical exploration by Davd Mamet, this time looking at the meaning of integrity.
Darrin Keene
Film Threat
February 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
October 10, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide
May 22, 2001
The experience of spending time with the 'Homicide' team is so pleasurable that it's disappointing to be reminded of the stringent requirements of "plot" and "resolution."
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
February 13, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
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