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Croupier Reviews

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Top Critic
Brandon Judell
May 26, 2016
But it's Clive Owen, who was so fine as the homosexual imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp in "Bent," who steals the show. If you need an actor who emotes thunderstorms while his flesh is as still as a spring day, look no further.
Dan Jardine
May 3, 2013
Clive Owen's breakthrough role
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 12, 2003
For refusing to lie down and let his film die and for returning some much needed cred to British cinema, Hodges deserves another roll of the dice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 17, 2003
One of the very best movies of this beloved and sleazy genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
...a model of what might be accomplished by a capable director working on a small budget - namely one of the best films of the year.
Full Review| Original Score: A
George Perry
June 5, 2001
For once here is a British film that is both tough and intelligent, and so well-researched that it will probably tell you more about how casinos work than had it been a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
June 5, 2001
It's more of an art movie than a thriller, but it's still gripping, persuasive, unsettling stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
Croupier is taut, tense and enthralling, as smart and surprising as its protagonist.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 19, 2001
It's a real surprise to watch Hodges examine the humanity of his characters instead of just having them run around and kill each other.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeremiah Kipp
February 22, 2001
Far more successful at the gambler's rush than Matt Damon's schoolboy lessons in Rounders, Croupier is worth taking a chance on.
| Original Score: 3.5/5

E! Online
February 14, 2001
Ultimately, it's the finely drawn characters, the unusual setting and a completely engrossing story that make this one a winner.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Clive Owen conveys a sharp, cynical intelligence that rolls off the screen in waves whenever he widens his glittering blue eyes.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
It's a testimony to how well Croupier works for 90% of its running time that the train wreck of a conclusion can't derail the whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
With its fascinating, multi-layered plot, intelligent screenplay, and subtle-yet-undeniable tension building, Croupier is an engrossing, stylish thriller that never threatens to wear out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The choice of Clive Owen as the star is a good one. He's got the same sort of physical reserve as Sean Connery in the Bond pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
Don't let Croupier go by without a look.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Actor Clive Owen proves to be powerfully unflappable -- a working-stiff James Bond, whose understated intensity draws you into the movie and refuses to let you leave.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Owen is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Kettlewell
January 1, 2000
Seldom will you see a film so well crafted, and you will likely go a long way to find performances even half this good, especially Owen's and McKee's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
P. Nelson Reinsch
January 1, 2000
Croupier also offers an intriguing look at the writing process and the allure of writing, which in part is the ability to pull strings.
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