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No Way Out Reviews

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 29, 2013
Sex, violence and secrecy can make a volatile on-screen combination, but not this time.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 26, 2014
As befits the title, it dead-ends long before it's over.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 23, 2011
Viewers who arrive at the movie five minutes late and leave five minutes early will avoid the setup and payoff for the preposterous twist that spoils this lively, intelligent remake of 1948's The Big Clock.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2013
While the film's behind-the-scenes look into the world of Washington bureaucracy is appealing, the movie is a complete letdown as a thriller, dissolving into implausible silliness.
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Brian Case
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A very convincing nightmare, and if Hackman gives too rounded a performance to approach the omniscient evil of Laughton's original, Patton assumes the mantle as Brice's henchman, while Costner confirms his arrival as a star.
Sue Heal
Radio Times
July 29, 2013
This is a major treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
July 29, 2013
It's too bad Alfred Hitchcock didn't live long enough to put Kevin Costner into a movie, because Costner is exactly the kind of leading man Hitchcock liked.
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
June 21, 2016
No Way Out may take about half its runtime to finally get the story moving, but when it does, the audience is treated to a grand thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A superior example of the genre, a film in which a simple situation grows more and more complex until it turns into a nightmare not only for the hero but also for everyone associated with him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 27, 2012
A tense and well made thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Kevin Costner-Gene Hackman thriller is twistier than the halls of the Pentagon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
May 2, 2009
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2009
It's the kind of intricately plotted suspense film with juicy secondary parts (Will Patton, George Dzundza, Iman, Howard Duff) that used to be churned out in the 1940s.
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Variety Staff
March 30, 2009
No Way Out is an effective updating and revamping of the 1948 film noir classic The Big Clock.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
A stylish political thriller animated by its incisive portrait of secrecy, lying and power in Washington, D.C.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Filme tenso, com bom ritmo e boas atuações. A revelação final não faz muita diferença no contexto geral - ao contrário, abre margem para alguns buracos no roteiro.
| Original Score: 3/5
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