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The Claim Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The characters' predetermined fates never evoke pity.
August 6, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 4, 2006
While we wait, characters tromp through the snow a lot.
April 17, 2001
Fails to generate identification with the players and their various plights.
May 3, 2001
If we're not allowed to understand these people, how can we be expected to care how things turn out for them?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 18, 2001
A numb, oddly dispassionate trudge toward predestined doom, inevitable in all the wrong ways.
April 19, 2001
It's all there, visually speaking, yet not quite there dramatically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 20, 2001
It had to happen. The Claim is a movie whose Web site is far more involving than the movie itself.
May 20, 2012
like a collegiate literature class in Thomas Hardy
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 20, 2001
Solidly told but ultimately rather mundane to watch.
April 20, 2001
The mixture of realism and melodrama fails to click.
January 1, 2000
None of the characters are properly developed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
January 1, 2000
It suffers from a slim and fractured narrative, unengaging mode of storytelling and yet another irritating performance from Milla Jovovich.
December 20, 2000
Like fool's gold, The Claim is something pretty to look at but ultimately worthless.
December 24, 2000
Eye-catching moments ... can't make up for the general shapelessness of the narrative and Winterbottom's failure to make the characters truly come alive.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 28, 2000
Not likely to please anyone.
December 28, 2000
It's supposed to be about greed, revenge, forgiveness and love, but it's really just a muttering mess.
December 29, 2000
Sadly the film is so elusive, so distant, that it never seems more than half-alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 26, 2001
Moves too slowly and dispassionately to resonate as it should.
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