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Absence Of Malice Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 1, 2008
Absence of Malice does not invalidate All the President's Men. But with entertainment values -- and a moral sense -- every bit as high as that film's, it observes that there is an underside to journalistic gallantry.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 26, 2008
A splendidly disturbing look at the power of sloppy reporting to inflict harm on the innocent.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Impeccably liberal in its orientation to 'issues,' his avoids the excesses of Stanley Kramer-like telegraphy, only to come up looking aesthetically wet.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
I not only liked this movie despite its factual and ethical problems -- I'm not even so sure they matter so much to most viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What Mr. Pollack's movies lack in momentum, they make up for in quiet gravity.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The picture has a smug, demoralizing sense of pervasive corruption.