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Cleaner Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 15, 2008
It's a clever premise
Top Critic
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 18, 2007
A neatly contained crime whodunit with a nifty setup and an expert lead performance from Samuel L. Jackson.
Brian Chen
August 10, 2008
the longest 90 minutes of my life
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
May 28, 2008
Low-energy and grindingly mediocre, it adds a whole new dimension to Harlin's wildly uneven oeuvre: tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 27, 2008
I did like the dynamic between Samuel L. Jackson and Keke Palmer. I'd like to see them play father and daughter in the better film.
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
May 27, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Orndorf
May 20, 2008
It's not that Cleaner is a terrible film, it just doesn't rear back and sock the viewer in the jaw like a great thriller should. It's mild sauce from the first frame to the last.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 25, 2007
...a substantial improvement over some of filmmaker Renny Harlin's more recent efforts...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 15, 2007
The "cleaning" thing was done and done better in Curdled and in terms of a crime drama, Cleaner just doesn't measure up.
Filip Vukcevic
IGN Movies
September 14, 2007
Cleaner is a watchable film, but one which feels like a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Eddie Cockrell
September 14, 2007
Cleaner suffers from a distracting case of visual jitters and takes a CSI approach to fetishizing the messy nature of the human body.
Scott Weinberg
September 13, 2007
Beyond the contributions from Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris, however, there's very little worth talking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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