Snake Eyes Reviews

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009

De Palma continues perfecting his brilliant visual style within the most blatantly artificial plot scenarios.

Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic
September 18, 2008

Wispy threads of dramatic plausibility and character involvement unravel completely by the time of the incredibly silly final reel.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
Top Critic
April 27, 2007

Never loses its bearings as it hovers between preposterous paranoia and a Billy-Wilder-like moral fable about a deeply flawed hero who draws a line in the sand beyond which he cannot go.

Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
September 23, 2006

Snake Eyes is about multiple perceptions of one major event, their relationship to each other and to the audience.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

The first 20 minutes of Snake Eyes are among the most imaginative and energetic minutes of film I've seen in a while.

Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

The film echoes the technical wizardry and complex plotting of De Palma's best film, Blow Out.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 24, 2006

A moderately suspenseful thriller that seems somewhat conventional compared to De Palma's earlier envelope-pushing efforts. Intriguing, but the mystery villain is rather obvious from the start.

| Original Score: 3/4
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005

Unfortunately, the material that De Palma chooses to hang his flair on feels like a paltry version of No Way Out as if penned by Crichton or Grisham.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

I give De Palma and company credit for not succumbing to the usual bloat we see in big-budget Hollywood films.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003

Instantly forgettable, but good fun while it lasts.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003

A dazzling piece of entertainment -- a mystery so cleverly constructed you find yourself wanting to see it again before it's over.

| Original Score: 3.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003

DePalma, a director who chooses his projects carefully, has scored again.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

It is a bravura display of acting from Mr. Cage, and equally dazzling work from director Brian De Palma.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

I don't think that there's anything in this film that really doesn't work.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

An intelligent and modestly-scaled thriller which, if it doesn't quite recall the classic Hollywood days of yore, it comes desperately close.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002

Trabalhando com um cenário relativamente limitado, De Palma constrói uma história envolvente e ágil.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000

It has its share of problems, but remains an intriguing, well-crafted thriller with many inventive sequences.

Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000

At first the script is tight and twisty, but its resolution is a mediocre anticlimax.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000

The picture is itself a winner in most respects, flawed only by an overly rambunctious characterization by Nicolas Cage.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

Ray Pride
Newcity
January 1, 2000

Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

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