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City of Ghosts Reviews

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December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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.
May 29, 2003
A long, winding, but decently layered modern film noir.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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
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