Stander Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2008
better than expected
| Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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 Villaça
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
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
M.E. Russell
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
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
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.
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
January 2, 2009
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 7, 2005
May 21, 2005
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
December 3, 2004
August 5, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
July 3, 2004
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