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True Believer Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
April 16, 2009
Woods' angry energy is clarifying as well as terrifying, and when he unleashes it (usually without warning), the effect is to focus our attention where it belongs, not on a suspense story but on the mysteries of human behavior.

Film4
February 27, 2008
Woods, as ever, is wired for a fight -- in or outside the courtroom. It's all Downey Jr can do to hold him back.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 27, 2008
Woods clearly relishes his chance to display a wide range of emotions within his patented maverick persona, and Downey also acquits himself well in a much less challenging role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A riveting legal drama.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2004
Really clicks as a modern day morality play.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
December 15, 2003
One of the best courtroom dramas ever made, and a movie that almost nobody knows about. A terrific picture.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
When I see Woods on the screen in the first shot of a movie I sort of smile to myself because I know that something strange and offbeat and maybe even inspired is about to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Wesley Strick gave them a good script and they made a good, solid crime mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
What counts in Believer is not what happens but how. This is as good a how as any.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Ruben relies too heavily on Woods' whirring turbines to power his scenes.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 16, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
June 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Bill Thompson
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
February 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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