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The Statement Reviews

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Cole Smithey
May 11, 2009
The film operates well as a thriller and probably goes further than intended in extracting sympathy for its reprehensible protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
... the thrilleresque aspects ... are most pleasing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jordan Hiller
September 1, 2004
"The Statement is that rare, unassuming movie that has much to say and is so daring in its message that it is a wonder it has seen the light of day"
Full Review | Original Score: 2
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 29, 2004
Em função de sua própria premissa, apresenta questões éticas interessantes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 11, 2004
Confused at its core and too befuddled to make that a virtue.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
April 23, 2004
For the most part, though, there really isn't enough suspense or drama to make The Statement more than an occasionally chilling civics lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 7, 2004
A listless melodrama that smothers its own potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 26, 2004
Caine bounces back and forth almost randomly between pitiable and detestable, following the dictates of a formulaic plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin John Bozelka
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 25, 2004
All Jewison has to offer us is an exquisitely packaged reminder of the Catholic Church's collaboration with the Vichy government. But why distort history when your sole purpose is to offer a history lesson?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
March 21, 2004
It's a shame that a film with this much potential could be turned into such a dull, pedestrian affair.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
March 19, 2004
Little more than a rote pursuit thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 19, 2004
This is a creaky, obsolete sort of film, not an instant classic, but an instant antique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
M.E. Russell
March 19, 2004
Ends up being tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
March 19, 2004
Seems more an excuse to attack a target than an exercise in solid storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 19, 2004
The film is rather unbelievable, even though it's based on real-life tales of the Vichy Milice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 19, 2004
This Ludlum-esque political thriller... might be funny if it wasn't exploiting such a serious topic as the Holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 18, 2004
'Rome,' 'Paris,' 'Provence,' 'London' -- labels like these pop up so often in The Statement you're not sure if you're watching a movie or reading a map. But a map would be more compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 18, 2004
The Statement elicits more yawns than gasps and plays like a second-rate rerun from Sunday afternoon television.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2004
not all roses, but it's a decent, well-made thriller of the sort that we don't get much anymore... It's tempting to say that we're getting Caine's best work only now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
March 16, 2004
Plodding and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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