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Colors Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Colors is a solidly crafted depiction of some current big-city horrors and succeeds largely because of the Robert Duvall-Sean Penn teaming as frontline cops. They're terrific together as members of the gang crime division of the LAPD.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Never as eccentric as The Last Movie or Out of the Blue, Colors nevertheless makes most other cop movies look formulary by comparison.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Though its story has the makings of standard stuff, and is sometimes sketchily told, nothing about 'Colors is ordinary.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's an exhilarating sparring match between Duvall's workmanlike fine-tuning and Penn's raw energy.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's great pleasure in watching these two actors work. And Hopper, a great actor himself, knows what they need to thrive.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Colors is a special movie -- not just a police thriller, but a movie that has researched gangs and given some thought to what it wants to say about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 15, 1988
| Original Score: 2/4