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Croupier Reviews

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Brandon Judell
indieWIRE
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.
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Polished and adroit ado about next to nothing, Hodges's film owes everything to Owen, who nails the vaguely unsavory, unreadable, half-lidded hunks that inhabit every profitable entertainment-industry outpost.
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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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Owen is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Don't let Croupier go by without a look.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
For 95 percent of the way, it is an engrossing tour of an attractively seamy side of life and a fascinating character study, despite having a novelist for a hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Gambling and gamblers are a movie staple, but Croupier comes at the sport and its population from a fresh and, finally, rewardingly wide perspective.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's very cool. It's only kind of good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Not since 1971's Get Carter has British director Mike Hodges made a movie as deep, dark and compelling as this thriller.