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City of Ghosts Reviews

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May 9, 2003
Trades more effectively in states of alienated atmospheric delirium than it does the specific mechanics of plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2003
Dillon doesn't quite pull it off, but you've got to admire the guy's chutzpah.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
The story never feels as if it manages to climb free of the thick atmosphere -- that the film so easily and proficiently exudes -- and stand on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 9, 2003
A hyper-real portrait of life -- a vision as experienced during an adrenaline rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2003
Goes a good way toward reinvigorating a forgotten genre, fashioning a movie world that's not quite real, but not strewn with slam-bam car chases and meaningless intrigue, either.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2003
Despite setting a nicely taut and tense mood throughout this psychological thriller, Dillon ultimately fails with the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 9, 2003
It's the usual murky affair, which has the unfortunate side-effect of pulling Dillon's direction down into the mire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
It's an actor's film, all right -- peppered with rich supporting performances but unconvincing in the telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2003
A triumph of place over sense.
May 9, 2003
I didn't believe in James Caan's cons, but I believed him, and at times like that it's helpful to stop keeping score and live in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2003
In the end, you only have Cambodia to watch.
May 9, 2003
For the most part, Dillon has skillfully captured the sojourn of a stranger in a strange land.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2003
Dillon directs at a lazy lope, but what he lacks in narrative expediency, he makes up for in the atmosphere of exotic squalor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 8, 2003
It's slow, but on the other hand, it's not interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 8, 2003
Dillon found something that captivated him more than being just a movie star, and flawed though these results may be, they were certainly worth his time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 8, 2003
The story is typical, but it's done intelligently and with evocative backgrounds in Cambodia.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 7, 2003
You do get a sense of estrangement and noirish atmosphere, which may be close to justifying the effort, if not the price of admission.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
May 5, 2003
City of Ghosts drips with mood and atmosphere, augmented by a beautiful score from Tyler Bates.
May 4, 2003
This one should disappear down any of the many holes in its plot.
May 3, 2003
. . .the plot is as murky as the nefarious goings-on depicted and the running time tests the patience of even the most patient of viewers
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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