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48 HRS Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 6, 2009
Neither jokes nor fast, flashy action can completely distract audiences from the failure to establish an authentic, rather than a purely conventional connection between Nolte and Murphy.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
All in all, a superior genre piece, if not the height of Hill's artistry.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A down-the-line thriller, plain, fast and efficient.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie's story is nothing to write home about. It's pretty routine. What makes the movie special is how it's made. Nolte and Murphy are good, and their dialogue is good, too -- quirky and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
[It] is more memorable for its characters than for its high style, more a series of energetic scenes than a collection of handsome imagery. It has life, ferocity and humor in place of icy, stylized elegance, and that seems more than a fair trade.
| Original Score: 3.5/5