Primal Fear - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Primal Fear Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 7, 2011
...a solid drama that's elevated on an all-too-consistent basis by Norton's impressively hypnotic work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
May 1, 2011
Edward Norton became an instant star after making a splashy, Oscar-nominated performance in this well-executed horror thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 19, 2009
An unfolding mystery in which truth is elusive, and twists are the order of the Norton a career-making opportunity to strut his stuff. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 1, 2009
its heroes only heroes because they believe in order and not because they're capable of order's championing or restoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 26, 2009
Helped greatly by excellent performances from both of the film's leads, as well as the rounded supporting cast.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 5, 2009
The plot is engaging, the cast is exceptional, and Hoblit moves things along in commendably straightforward fashion. Very entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 25, 2009
Exhibits many of the genre's common weaknesses, but the fine acting of Edward Norton, Laura Linney and Richard Gere enables us to forgive them.
| Original Score: 75/100
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Boyd van Hoeij
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
January 25, 2006
Ed Norton is out of this world in his break-out performance.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2005
Memorable for Edward Norton's chilling debut.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004
Works quite well as a mystery and as a courtroom drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 23, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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