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Arlington Road Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 22, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The machinations and manipulations built into the story it spins are simply too obvious to be taken to heart.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Arlington Road is a movie trying so hard for intelligence, quality and deeper meanings, you can almost sense the strain under the celluloid.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A flat, formulaic ride!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The screenplay stretches the viewer's credulity far beyond the breaking point, asking us to accept dozens of absurd contrivances and coincidences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
An imaginative action film!
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Tight, ingenious!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Mostly devoid of suspense!
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A smart if slow-boiling suspense thriller!
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A crisp, suspenseful thriller!
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Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 1, 2000
Cusack is especially good here, in the movie's most deceptively subtle performance.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A dank, mechanical exercise that refuses to have any fun.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
This paranoid thriller creates a scary mood and allows its leading actors to go all the way with it.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
From its horrific start, it's involving.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A marginal engrosser that's short on staying power.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Arlington Road is a dumb, overheated thriller pretending to be a smart, topical one.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Arlington Road succeeds at discomforting a viewer and making one apt to look over one's shoulder for a day or two.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
An engrossing thriller!
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The climax is so implausible we stop caring and start scratching our heads!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4