| Original Score: B+
The stylistic fun Stone has in dramatizing this crime of passion thoroughly revitalizes the well-worked genre.
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.
It's a disappointing ride.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
It demonstrates a filmmaker in complete command of his craft and with little control over his impulses.
| Original Score: 1/4
The film takes so many detours that at least one or two of them are bound to surprise even the most jaded movie-goer.
| Original Score: 3/4
Although many of the performances -- particularly from Nolte, Penn and Thornton -- are enjoyable, the movie plunges so deeply into black comedic hell, all is lost.
Stone the propagandist was insufferable, but as a cynic he's even worse.
A sometimes uproarious minor work.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This is a repetitive, pointless exercise in genre filmmaking -- the kind of movie where you distract yourself by making a list of the sources.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Stone has stretched this rubber band past the point where it should snap into parody, but it still holds the shape of a rubber band.
U-Turn becomes a showcase for the filmmaker's terrific arsenal of visual mannerisms and free-association imagery.
| Original Score: 3/5