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The Crossing Guard Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 9, 2009
The movie is dramatically shapeless and pretentious too, but as director, Sean Penn gets powerful performances from his central trio: Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, and David Morse.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 22, 2008
So-so character study directed by Sean Penn, featuring Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 11, 2007
Thoroughly uneven yet mostly compelling...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
July 29, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 13, 2007
I came to value the clumsy moments in which Penn seemed to be groping for truth and meaning along with the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
Moving, unpredictable and psychologically complex.
| Original Score: 9/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 10, 2006
Deep, dark and memorable.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 23, 2005
Haunting character study by Nicholson in a grim, effective film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
Sober, serious and rough. Nicholson's in rare form.
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 18, 2003
Wonderful drama about loss with powerful performances
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 16, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Offers a penetrating look at the unsettling dynamics of grief and guilt.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5

BBC.com
October 16, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
though Penn doesn't always seem to know where he's going, his movie doesn't altogether miss its destination.
| Original Score: 3/4
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