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The Caveman's Valentine Reviews

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February 26, 2001
This 'thriller' is more likely to lull viewers to sleep than to keep them on the edges of their seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2001
Falls short of its serious aspirations by a very long way.
March 16, 2001
Burdened by sloppy plot turns and unbelievable characters.
June 11, 2003
Remember David Helfgott, the concert pianist who goes mad in Shine? Imagine him in dreadlocks and as the star of a detective thriller, and you have a better understanding of The Caveman's Valentine than the people who made it.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2001
Despite Samuel L. Jackson's impressive performance, it's an urban whodunit done in by a weak plot.
July 16, 2001
...not enough sustained mystery or suspense for a good crime thriller and not enough unique insights or perceptions for a good character study.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
March 1, 2001
Gets less and less convincing as it goes on.
March 2, 2001
Operatic chimera and gumshoe grit make for uneasy bedfellows.
March 5, 2001
The Caveman has lapses of logic, but fewer than you will find in George Dawes Green's improbable script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 9, 2002
Lemmons creates mesmerizing passages, but she can't bring this one to a fulfilling crescendo.
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2002
Jackson struggles mightily with a thankless role which has him doing and saying way too many absurd things.
December 8, 2002
Really not much more than an urban Scooby Doo episode, only Shaggy is black and with far more facial hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 9, 2002
Samuel L. Jackson is awesome...this movie isn't.
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March 1, 2001
Deserves an A for ambition, but the final product is a pastiche of too many predecessors.
February 26, 2002
It's unfortunate that all this talent is misplaced on what is, essentially, a contrived mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2001
What began as an exciting twist on the detective genre turns into not much more than pedestrian murder mystery.
March 1, 2001
It seems like the kind of art film that might have been dreamed up by a feverish high schooler.
March 1, 2001
Nothing in The Caveman's Valentine feels properly grounded or set up.
March 1, 2001
Drastically overplotted and filled with unnecessary characters, which strangles the story.
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