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The Caveman's Valentine Reviews

August 9, 2002
Lemmons creates mesmerizing passages, but she can't bring this one to a fulfilling crescendo.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 22, 2002
This is a commercial film with limited ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 16, 2001
Burdened by sloppy plot turns and unbelievable characters.
March 9, 2001
Jackson's convincing portrayal of an untethered psyche scrambling for purchase on the slippery slope of sanity and Lemmons's arresting cinematic vision, in which we see the world through the eyes of a man continually descending into ...madness, is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2001
Intriguing, visually startling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2001
What saves the movie from mediocrity is its visual style.
March 9, 2001
The plot lines that follow are so convoluted and ludicrous that one just gives up piecing it all together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 9, 2001
Watching the film, it's easy to imagine how a novel might make the unlikely plot machinations less ludicrous.
March 9, 2001
The new film confirms that Lemmons and Jackson are a movie team made in heaven.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2001
Dramatically speaking, The Caveman's Valentine is a dead end.
March 8, 2001
Mostly good fun.
March 8, 2001
Mood -- and of course Jackson's performance -- sustains the movie.
March 8, 2001
Loaded down with laughable caricatures and a plot as confused as its protagonist.
March 8, 2001
There is pleasure in giving oneself up to the gusty swirls of the film's imagery, and especially to the handsome grandeur of its star.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 8, 2001
A work whose visual assurance is undercut by a script that's sometimes as ludicrous as it is ambitious.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
March 2, 2001
Hovers somewhere in that never-never land of movies that try to do too much and don't quite live up to any of their ambitions.
March 2, 2001
Operatic chimera and gumshoe grit make for uneasy bedfellows.
March 2, 2001
Works as everything but a mystery, yet it is intriguing in a number of ways.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 2, 2001
Jackson is so frighteningly effective, and affecting, as Romulus that you're sucked in.
March 2, 2001
Highly uneven, too often defying credibility, especially in its reliance on coincidence, and too often it slips way over the top.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 2, 2001
It's remarkable the way Jackson begins with the kind of character we'd avert our eyes from, and makes him fascinating and even likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2001
Pretentious neo-Gothic hokum with yawning gaps in logic and credibility.
Read More | Original Score: 20/100
March 1, 2001
Ambitious and more than a little tedious.
March 1, 2001
Gets less and less convincing as it goes on.
March 1, 2001
It seems like the kind of art film that might have been dreamed up by a feverish high schooler.
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.
February 7, 2001
An utterly fascinating film that probably would not work without Jackson.