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Clay Pigeons Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
March 26, 2009
Slanted as a black comedy, but fails to secure the sufficiently outre tone (let alone any real suspense) needed to make it more than a middling retread.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This quirky comedy thriller, produced by Ridley Scott, is both blackly funny and, at times, tensely disturbing and quite macabre.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
"You've got a sense of humor, I like that," Lester Long proclaims at one point. Well, we all like that, but would it be asking too much to have a little coherence to go along with it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Within Clay Pigeons is a smaller story that might have involved us more, but it's buried by overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's got unpredictable plot twists and unexpected laughs coming out of dark corners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is one of those motion pictures where the director (David Dobkin, in his feature debut) and the writer (Matt Healy) are so concerned about developing a clever, serpentine plot that they forget that there has to be a credible ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A film that delights by confounding expectations.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Clay Pigeons may not actually be a good movie, but it has many of the ingredients of one.
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Entertainment Weekly
September 25, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: D