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City of Ghosts Reviews

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May 20, 2003
City of Ghosts dons a facade of independent filmmaking, but the core screams Hollywood rehash.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 5, 2003
The film makes other revelations about its characters, but given how remote they remain from us, few viewers are likely to care.
April 20, 2003
In the end the images of Cambodia are what you'll hold onto as you walk out of the theater. They're almost as memorable as the sight of the shockingly enlarged Depardieu.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 4, 2003
This one should disappear down any of the many holes in its plot.
April 22, 2003
Dillon's film musters gobs of atmosphere and touristy menace without attending much to story or character.
April 25, 2003
A Southeast Asian thriller that positively reeks of atmosphere -- but is woefully lacking in narrative credibility or character development.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2003
Hard to say why City of Ghosts found the need to take us all the way to Cambodia for this small story -- and harder still to say exactly what we're taking with us when we leave.
April 25, 2003
Eventually, the plot chokes and stumbles on its atmospheric effects. But Dillon has an encouraging affinity for landscape, tension and eccentricity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2003
In the end, you only have Cambodia to watch.
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
Trades more effectively in states of alienated atmospheric delirium than it does the specific mechanics of plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
October 27, 2003
There's nothing interesting about this half-baked noir plot...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 8, 2003
It's slow, but on the other hand, it's not interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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 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
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
May 2, 2003
It been over 20 years since Matt Dillon made his mark as an actor in "The Outsiders" and now it's his turn to do the same as a writer-director with directorial debut, "City of Ghosts." While his visionary aspects to the film are impressive due to its loca
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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