Stander Reviews

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May 8, 2008
better than expected
| Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
STANDER deserves recommendation as fascinating film that confirms the old adage of truth being stranger than fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 26, 2005
Jane's performance is nothing short of revelatory
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A rather entertaining (if style-over-substance) portrait of insane illicitness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 11, 2005
Stander é o anti-herói clássico - e a direção empolgante de Hughes e as performances do elenco principal fazem jus à incrível história do personagem-título.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 17, 2004
The bank robbery action, the nose-thumbing at authority, and the rise of an anti-hero -- a colorful action yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
December 13, 2004
Despite being based on an exceptional true-life story, Bronwen Hughes' "Stander" is uneven and somewhat sloppy in execution.**
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 3, 2004
Pumped by a soundtrack of period South African funk and dance music, propelled by whiplash montage sequences and rubber-burning Burt Reynolds-issue getaways, Stander is the very definition of good, old-fashioned outlawry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
December 3, 2004
A beautifully paced story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 3, 2004
Stander refuses to take a stand on its own subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
November 19, 2004
Embodies a certain brand of brooding outlaw cool that feels increasingly rare.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 4, 2004
Jane gives a terrific star-making performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 10, 2004
Stander is the political crime biopic starring Thomas Jane. Standard is the narrative and presentation. Snoozer is the effect it has on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 8, 2004
Thomas Jane... may finally earn... the recognition he deserves...
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
September 3, 2004
A crackling good yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 24, 2004
[Stander is a] taut, well-made crime drama that agreeably showcases Thomas Jane in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
August 23, 2004
Stander is a rough and ready crime drama that throbs with visual touches and inspired performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
August 20, 2004
Has you in its grip from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
August 20, 2004
Sstirringly, thrillingly animated.
August 20, 2004
Crime may not pay, but as Stander says, 'It's supposed to be fun'...it takes you through the gamut of emotions and manages to be mostly entertaining throughout the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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