2 Days in the Valley - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

2 Days in the Valley Reviews

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Richard Luck
April 16, 2008
A sharp, smart movie peppered with A-grade performances from its B-list cast.
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Todd McCarthy
April 16, 2008
To the director's credit, the actors all seem responsive to his touch, giving performances that are lively and flavorsome, if not deep or unlike anything each of them has done before.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2008
Herzfeld has a tolerable eye for filling a 'Scope frame but a tin ear when it comes to creating dialogue; these are all characters we've met before, and most even seem bored with themselves.

TV Guide
April 16, 2008
It's not that this is a bad, blackly comic slice-of-lowlife: It's just that you've just seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck O'Leary
December 8, 2007
A quirky, multi-character collage that skillfully keeps you off balance, not knowing where it's headed.
| Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
One constant is its lovely cinematography. Another is its utter insignificance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Smoothly constructed, for such a busy piece of work, and Hatcher's ascent to stardom continues.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
November 3, 2005
When the highlight of your movie is a catfight between Teri Hatcher and Charlize Theron...well, it's not necessarily a bad thing, but it couldve been better
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
March 10, 2005
Charlize Theron is super-sexy, and devilishy memorable
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
an intelligent thriller - a nice surprise
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 17, 2004
This smart movie never seemed smart.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dragan Antulov
January 13, 2004
Closer to straightforward drama than black comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 24, 2003
Among the many lacking Pulp Fiction carbon copies that refuses to realize its surrealistic shortcomings. An exaggerated and aimless mess starving for attention
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A sleek, amusingly nasty screen debut by a film maker whose television credits include an Amy Fisher docudrama.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 24, 2003
Like its protagonists, it misses the target by inches.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
An ensemble-cast mishmash of crime and betrayal that manages to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
This movie isn't bad for mere entertainment, but it's overshadowed by other, better movies in the same genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Funny, pathetic, sad, absurdist -- writer-director John Herzfeld plays it any number of ways, and makes them all work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Herzfeld's marriage of dark humor with graphic violence isn't compatible, and his occasional moral statements about cheapened life stick out like sore thumbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
A somewhat entertaining ride to nowhere in particular.
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