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Boarding Gate Reviews

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James Rocchi
May 21, 2007
Argento never engages us as a character; she's like some porny dress-up (or, rather, dressdown) doll with a plastic visage and hollow head.
Edward Douglas
March 18, 2008
A mostly dull and nonsensical attempt at a revenge thriller that trips and falls flat on its face far too many times to stand up to some of [Assayas'] stronger work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
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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
Diva Velez
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
Cole Smithey
March 20, 2008
Call it a cinema of guilty pleasure, and don't worry if you fall asleep in your seat after the sex scene is over. You won't be alone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Geoff Berkshire
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
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
Staci Layne Wilson
March 23, 2008
Boring gate.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 18, 2008
There's basically only one reason to see Olivier Assayas's self-consciously hypermodern, meta-sleazy, English-French-Chinese-language globo-thriller Boarding Gate, and her name is Asia Argento.
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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
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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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
March 3, 2008
Did you ever want to like a movie and wish it were better so that you could? On the other hand, you could say that any sighting of Asia Argento showing off her thighs can't be all bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Cabin
March 21, 2008
absolutely silly
| Original Score: 2/5
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Russell Edwards
May 25, 2007
Thrills and drama are left standing on the tarmac in Boarding Gate, a limp, sleazy inanity.
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
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2007
Chock full of elements that never spark beyond one-sheet dimension.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 5, 2008
The film hasn't much substance beneath its showy surface.
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