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Boarding Gate Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
This one is just murk.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 19, 2008
If this is the effect Mr. Assayas wanted to achieve, he has succeeded admirably.
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.
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.
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.
May 25, 2007
Thrills and drama are left standing on the tarmac in Boarding Gate, a limp, sleazy inanity.
May 19, 2007
Chock full of elements that never spark beyond one-sheet dimension.