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The Claim Reviews

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May 20, 2012
like a collegiate literature class in Thomas Hardy
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 2, 2011
Mature viewers only; kids won't be interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2010
The emotions of the piece are as palpable as the neverending snowfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2007
If the story was as crisp as the snow, and the plot advanced faster than a glacier, this might have been a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 4, 2006
While we wait, characters tromp through the snow a lot.
April 29, 2003
Broody and beautiful, The Claim is guaranteed to give you the chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
One of the year's most visually stylistic films.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2002
The Claim works best as an antitraditional Western epic that presents an allegorical drama of fate, retribution and redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 22, 2002
The audience is simply left with the task of fitting together the allegory's easy pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2002
At the center are the impeccable performances of all five leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 24, 2001
If you enjoy character studies, personalities over action, The Claim may be a sure bet.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
July 6, 2001
The emotional possibilities pretty well freeze to death in the snowbound landscapes.
June 26, 2001
Invites comparison to the structural denseness and poetic leanings of Altman's all-time masterpiece McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
Full Review | Original Score: short
June 16, 2001
A haunting thinking-person's Western and a powerful reminder of the true price of greed.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
June 14, 2001
With its elegance and brutality, The Claim perfectly captures that tenuous state when wildness is being tamed and much is lost in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 11, 2001
Easily the most compelling Western to hit our screens since Unforgiven.
June 8, 2001
A mournful, poetic, epic movie that lodges in the memory.
June 8, 2001
Feels even more remote than its location.
June 7, 2001
Takes place against a frigid canvas gorgeously captured by Alwin Kuchler.
May 31, 2001
Winterbottom vividly captures a pioneer-era world of immigrants struggling to create new lives.
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