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Boarding Gate Reviews

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November 30, 2008
Distills genre tropes (and their consequent pleasures) to their lean, potent essence.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
March 21, 2008
This hypnotic, angular thriller about sex, murder, betrayal and money takes you on a feverish journey from nowhere to somewhere.
March 21, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 20, 2008
Boarding Gate plays with various genre codes and conventions very differently than most run-of-the-mill modern thrillers.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 20, 2008
Boarding Gate's surfaces are often so staggeringly beautiful that its superficiality becomes forgivable, with the pleasant distractions of Assayas' multi-layered frames, Argento's sinewy allure, and snippets of Brian Eno ambience on the soundtrack.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 20, 2008
The picture grows on you, as does its laconic leading lady, whose slurry delivery conceals an ever-alert mouse handily equipped to beat the cat at his own game.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 19, 2008
It's not a perfect movie. At times, it's not even a movie. Yet the overall taste Boarding Gate leaves behind is intriguing enough to appreciate the whole elongated enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 19, 2008
Boarding Gate, B-movie heir to Phil Karlson and Ingmar Bergman, screws any pretence of naturalism for hallucinatory confrontations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2008
If this is the effect Mr. Assayas wanted to achieve, he has succeeded admirably.
March 10, 2008
Though graced with a performance by the fascinating Asia Argento, this noir film is difficult to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 29, 2008
[Boarding Gate] rocked me pretty hard.
May 19, 2007
Riveting to watch largely due to Asia Argento's presence, Assayas' new film, suitably placed at the Midnight Section, displays visual fluency and other innovative devices deiberately applied to a lower-level subject that some will dismiss as trash.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 24, 2008
As for Argento ... yeah, she's got something. Now we'd like to see her in a movie that makes sense.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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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