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Stander Reviews

Robert Koehler
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January 2, 2009

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

December 3, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Stander refuses to take a stand on its own subject matter.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 3, 2004
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Has you in its grip from the beginning.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 20, 2004
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Worth a look, thanks mostly to Mr. Jane's troubled swagger and Ms. Hughes' sharp eye.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

August 19, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Adds up to what is less a movie than an entertainingly episodic rap sheet.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2004
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Stander attempts to pass itself off as a fast-paced caper picture doubling as a socially conscious apartheid drama but ends up equally unconvincing in both departments.

August 13, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[I]t is very smart about bank robberies.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

August 12, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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It is less a character study than an action pageant, cycling through the exploits of its anti-hero with an emphasis on flash and adrenaline.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

August 6, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Maryland native Thomas Jane affects a very convincing South African accent for the title role in this compelling,exploitative true-life drama about a Johannesburg police captain turned bank robber.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 6, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A second-rate action picture that's content to use apartheid as a colorful background.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 6, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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An exciting, hard-driving, fast-moving gangster picture and a sharp commentary on apartheid.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 5, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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This true story is an unsettling character study of a man self-destructively addicted to flouting authority.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 5, 2004
John Anderson
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It's Jane, breaking out of pretty-boy roles in vacuous movies, who provides Stander its vortex of violent conflict and makes the film both kinetic and socially resonant.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 5, 2004
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Seems so conflicted about whether to give us the Stander fact or the Stander legend that the character remains, in spite of Jane's often impressive acting, as enigmatic to us as he did to those entrusted with his capture.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 5, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Directed by Bronwen Hughes ... with striking verve, Stander efficiently conveys the anarchic ironies of the situation.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

August 5, 2004
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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Hughes abandons the wealth-redistribution theme, morphing the movie into a mere buddy flick about amoral fugitives on the road.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 3, 2004
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