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The Claim Reviews

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
October 30, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 7, 2001
Takes place against a frigid canvas gorgeously captured by Alwin Kuchler.
May 4, 2001
A rich emotional experience, ranging in degree from fire to ice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2001
True to its source, finding the seed of all great epics in the divisions of the heart.
April 20, 2001
Though director Michael Winterbottom has impressively created a believable 19th century prospecting town, he is unable to bring the people who live in it to life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2001
In returning again to the work of Hardy, the director has chosen the perfect visual metaphor, placing the story in the breathtaking winterscape of the Sierra Nevadas (actually Alberta's Rockies, standing in). .
April 20, 2001
The mixture of realism and melodrama fails to click.
April 20, 2001
Moves so freely, evolves so naturally, that it's easy to overlook just how dicey an undertaking it is.
April 20, 2001
The gorgeously photographed winter backdrops that frame the action of The Claim are as much a character as any of the protagonists.
April 20, 2001
It had to happen. The Claim is a movie whose Web site is far more involving than the movie itself.
April 20, 2001
The cast is individually intelligent, refined, and understated.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 20, 2001
Both exhilarating and exhausting.
April 20, 2001
A movie like this rides on its cinematography, and Alwin H. Kuchler evokes the cold darkness so convincingly that Kingdom Come seems built on an abyss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 19, 2001
It's all there, visually speaking, yet not quite there dramatically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2001
A languorously muted, occasionally magnificent film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 19, 2001
I liked The Claim -- as much for its stark visual beauty and impassioned performances as its intelligent script and willingness to probe the tragic side of life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2001
A moody, mesmerizing tale of attempted redemption, bursting with unexpected images.
Read More | Original Score: A-
April 18, 2001
The power of the tale, and the visuals, exert a hold.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 18, 2001
A numb, oddly dispassionate trudge toward predestined doom, inevitable in all the wrong ways.
February 7, 2001
A thoughtful, unexpectedly moving survey of the emotional and spiritual fall-out of greed, impetuousness and love sold cheap.
February 7, 2001
Seems suffocated by its sources.
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
December 28, 2000
Not likely to please anyone.
January 1, 2000
It suffers from a slim and fractured narrative, unengaging mode of storytelling and yet another irritating performance from Milla Jovovich.
January 1, 2000
The characters' predetermined fates never evoke pity.