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Boarding Gate Reviews

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 30, 2008
Distills genre tropes (and their consequent pleasures) to their lean, potent essence.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
July 10, 2008
When all the nonsense of Boarding Gate ends, only Asia remains in memory. She can light up the best and the worst of 'em.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 24, 2008
As for Argento ... yeah, she's got something. Now we'd like to see her in a movie that makes sense.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 17, 2008
What it all means is up for grabs, but for connoisseurs of sadomasochistic nastiness, it's a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 11, 2008
The main thing interesting about Boarding Gate is the spectacle of Assayas' effort -- the attitude and the international backdrop -- not the story itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 10, 2008
In the "B" movie days, a story like this would shoot by in about 70 minutes without time to pick holes in the motives. But Assayas takes a bloated, boring 106 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
April 4, 2008
Could have been an exciting and inventive film, if only it weren't so bland and familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: c+
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 28, 2008
Like just about everything in Boarding Gate, the finale suggests that its creators have been watching too many other movies with similar premises and payoffs.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2008
The plot may be murky, but actress Asia Argento is a clear and commanding force throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Lowman
Los Angeles Daily News
March 28, 2008
[Assayas] has concocted a plot that is dizzying and annoying at times, and it's hard to care about the characters in the shifting story. But B-movie veteran Argento's portrayal of Sandra is like watching a car careening down an incline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 27, 2008
Writer-director Olivier Assayas must have been working out some personal demons to make something as embarrassing as Boarding Gate, the most trite and trivial piece of sleaze since Abel Ferrara's Snake Eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
March 23, 2008
Boring gate.
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
March 22, 2008
There are long, droning bouts of dialog about nothing meant to link scenes together, but all Boarding Gate really does is fixate on watching Asia Argento do stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
March 21, 2008
This hypnotic, angular thriller about sex, murder, betrayal and money takes you on a feverish journey from nowhere to somewhere.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 21, 2008
A ridiculous poseur thriller that seems to be made up of the slow moments from Hong Kong action films and Euro-flashy stuff like Run Lola Run.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
March 21, 2008
The latest entry in this perplexing preoccupation with lowlifes is Boarding Gate, an astonishingly un-thrilling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2008
Seriously flawed and not for every taste, the film was shot quickly and on the cheap, and is driven by Argento's slurred, scratchy voice and Bette David eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 21, 2008
Even an ultra-feral performance by Asia Argento -- the art house Angelina Jolie -- isn't enough to suffer through Boarding Gate, a draggy and incoherent thriller by French director Oliver Assayas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
March 21, 2008
absolutely silly
| Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
March 21, 2008
We don't want to see Asia Argento talking about her history of drugs and wild sex, we want to see her doing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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