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Boarding Gate Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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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
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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.
Full Review | 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
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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
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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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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 20, 2008
Boarding Gate plays with various genre codes and conventions very differently than most run-of-the-mill modern thrillers.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 19, 2008
This one is just murk.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 19, 2008
If this is the effect Mr. Assayas wanted to achieve, he has succeeded admirably.
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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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David Denby
New Yorker
March 17, 2008
[Director Assayas] may have something serious to say about the brutal impersonality of global capitalism, yet he's caught somewhere between insight and exploitation.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 17, 2008
[Director] Assayas is out of his element here, and the encounters have no snap: It's like one of those two-character plays in which the frequent pauses are filled with the audience's coughing spasms.
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Russell Edwards
Variety
May 25, 2007
Thrills and drama are left standing on the tarmac in Boarding Gate, a limp, sleazy inanity.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2007
Chock full of elements that never spark beyond one-sheet dimension.