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City of Ghosts Reviews

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September 16, 2005
can be criticised of many things, but wasting locations and local talent is not one of them
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 27, 2004
The surprise is not necessarily that Dillon has a unique voice, but rather that the voice is so bizarrely dark and uninhibitedly exotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
August 22, 2004
Shows some promise in that it wants to say something, but there are plenty of forgettable moments to go along with it.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
October 27, 2003
There's nothing interesting about this half-baked noir plot...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 16, 2003
The movie fairly oozes with atmosphere, and its cast contains enough colorful characters to make Casablanca blush.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 16, 2003
Matt Dillon is a hero worried about his karma
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2003
Longtime actor, first-time director Matt Dillon relates an urgency and passion behind the camera, intent on telling us one story while showing us another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2003
Dillon is so eager to show the duality of Cambodia, the grace and the grime, that he sacrifices major story elements to do so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 28, 2003
There is so much to admire in Matt Dillon's City of Ghosts that the feeling left over after watching it is an unsettling sense of disappointment and unfairness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2003
Though 'City of Ghosts' can't match its models, it takes us close enough to Greeneland to be a worthy homage and an impressive, though flawed, debut...well worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 14, 2003
While it won't be remembered as great cinema, it is actually a tight piece of film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 13, 2003
A bit of exotic neo-noir, clunky in parts and long, but often engaging and artfully atmospheric as well.
June 5, 2003
While the film is not short on ideas or implications, none of them is fully developed, leaving us little but atmosphere and warm whiskey to drink in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 30, 2003
In the end, it becomes clear that the missing ingredient in City of Ghosts is nothing more than some additional directing experience on the part of Dillon.
May 29, 2003
A long, winding, but decently layered modern film noir.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
City of Ghosts dons a facade of independent filmmaking, but the core screams Hollywood rehash.
| Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2003
It's the only film in which James Caan attempts karaoke in Cambodian. You'll want to plan your bathroom break for that scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 17, 2003
City of Ghosts doesn't quite work, but it has its moments, and some of them just may be worth the price of admission.
May 16, 2003
Though he has evolved beyond his star peak, [Dillon] remains a strong actor and is a gifted director.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2003
Fortunately, Dillon was smart enough to hire one of our best living crime authors Barry Gifford to co-write the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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