Just Cause - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Just Cause Reviews

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Steve Crum
February 22, 2008
Good crime flick with strength in casting of Sean Connery.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 11, 2005
Connery is as steady as always....great twists
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
December 13, 2004
Forgettable and less than thrilling.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Ridiculous from start to finish. Connery, Harris, and Fishburne couldn't have wasted their time in a less productive fashion.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
In Connery it has a hero who is inescapably appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Despite its merits, the script fails to escape the silly season that fouls up so many thrillers, that time when the twists merely seem like the narrative equivalents of those violin shrieks on a cheesy score.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
It doesn't bog down in the bogs, but it's slow-moving just about everyplace else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
A sorry excuse for a thriller, with both narrative and character handled with remarkable ineptitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Things heat up for the last bang-up 40 minutes all right, but why did director Arne Glimcher feel it necessary to go so formulaically dull at first?
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The plot machinations here become so contrived and the coincidences so bizarre that by the end ... audience members will likely be scratching their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
On the whole the film ends up no more than an unbelievable action picture with a few rewarding performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Semi-entertaining mystery/thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's brutal, horribly manipulative, and we've seen this stuff before in better pictures.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The longer you stay with it, the more routine and uninspired it seems -- not to mention cowardly.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There is no psychological depth, no real motivation, no human values to weigh, just characters jerked here and there like puppets in an arbitrary plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a rich, humid mix of race, murder, and mystery that works well, even if it doesn't work perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Despite its tendency to tread well-traveled roads, Just Cause is filmed with enough energy and craft that, for the majority of its one-hundred minute running time, it's reasonably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
December 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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