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Mindhunters Reviews

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A cool, scrappy B movie with no pretentions

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 5, 2005
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

More so than any other action director, Harlin is able to take mediocre and often outlandishly stupid scripts and punch them up into endlessly watchable guilty-pleasure gold.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2005
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The spirit of Agatha Christie hovers over 'Mindhunters,' a suspenseful mystery with plenty of suspects to keep viewers guessing about the identity of a serial killer.

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May 21, 2005
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Harlin treads a line between well-orchestrated suspense and death porn, even underlining his carnage with anti-smoking and anti-gun messages.

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May 18, 2005
Brett Buckalew

How much fun you have depends on whether or not you can warm up to the idea of Agatha Christie done in the wildly overbaked style of Deep Blue Sea.

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May 15, 2005
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

At least it's better than Harlin's last film, that dreadful Exorcist prequel.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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On the way to its finale, there's plenty of mayhem to keep you guessing.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Surpasses all other Christie knockoffs.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mindhunters may play better on the small screen, but viewers who enjoy these kinds of cinematic mind games will have a good time.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2005
Kim Morgan

Schlocky and fun.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2005
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News

This is a roller coaster that's actually fun to ride.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2005
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

This is a tight, mix-mash of genres that work well as a popcorn flick.

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: B

May 13, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Despite having its release date postponed numerous times over the last two years, Mindhunters turns out to be much better than expected.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2005
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Go into Mindhunters with the right expectations and you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2005
Brian Orndorf

Mindhunters pulses with style and confidence, even when it doesn't have a clue how to figure itself out.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

May 12, 2005
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Corny? Oh, yeah. But it's also reasonably good fun.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 12, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

It's cheap, dirty fun that doesn't stay to cuddle.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The intriguing set-up, some sharp performances, and director Renny Harlin's capable staging of action and suspense make this a passable thriller, if not a memorable one.

| Original Score: B-

May 12, 2005
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A thoroughly compelling suspense film. That doesn't mean it isn't kind of dumb, or largely ridiculous -- it is both -- but here dumb ridiculousness has been elevated to an art form.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

It's not about the characters, or the dramatic tension, or any kind of believability. It's about how cool the death scenes are, and on that score, Harlin is a champ.

Full Review Source: New Times

May 12, 2005

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