It's a feast for the senses, as long as you have a strong stomach.
| Original Score: 4/5
The stylistic fun Stone has in dramatizing this crime of passion thoroughly revitalizes the well-worked genre.
This long, strange trip is fun but aimless.
Viewers who don't need depth and can ignore technique overkill along with social critique nonsense, should enjoy the bumpy ride offered by 'U Turn.'
Penn turns in a crisp, unfussy comic performance, Lopez vamps like a scorpion in heat, Nolte sustains a pretty good John Huston impression, and Thornton is mighty peculiar as the mechanic from hell.
One of Stone's best narrative, and thought-provoking, efforts to date.
| Original Score: A-
A bad trip flick.
| Original Score: C+
Much longer and tiresome to the audience than it should have been.
| Original Score: 4/10
It's a disappointing ride.
| Original Score: 2/4
Perplexing in the extreme.
With brilliant photography and inventive camerawork, Stone gives a really interesting feel to the story.
| Original Score: 3/4
U-Turn is fast-paced throughout, with unexpected bursts of twisted humor among the bloody closeups of beatings, shootings and mutilation.
| Original Score: 3/5
Observar os 'truques' de Oliver Stone é, por si só, diversão mais do que suficiente.
U-Turn is just your basic film noir, only with all the walloping, bravura technique that Stone brings to the similarly far-fetched premises of his overtly political films.
a mostly wasted effort in exploiting a well-tread genre
It's so empty emotionally it's difficult to see what the point is, unless it's the celebration of emptiness, an aim that has become so familiar recently it hardly seems worth the trouble everyone has gone to.
| Original Score: 2/5
Stone's trademark techniques -- fast cuts, multiple images, mixed film stocks, odd film speeds, weird angles -- overtake the film.
Oliver Stone proves he's no Alfred Hitchcock.
| Original Score: 1/4
Once you've met all the bizarro charaters, there's nothing left to see but the odd starlet's rump. And even in an Oliver Stone movie.. that's just not enough.
Has Stone gone soft?
| Original Score: 2.5/4