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The Crying Game Reviews

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July 7, 2017
There are more surprises in 20 minutes of this incredible Irish film than there are in 20 Hollywood pictures.
April 1, 2015
Powerful drama has mature sexual themes, violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2015
Suspenseful and emotionally complex, skillfully mixing politics with affairs of the heart, The Crying Game is something unexpected, a challenging new way to tell a very old story.
March 9, 2015
Here's a movie that is difficult to outguess, difficult even to describe. The Crying Game belongs to no particular genre, though it is an absorbing thriller and a memorably offbeat love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2015
Seeing the film twice reveals two completely different viewer perspectives -- a kind of "before and after" syndrome -- and like any good film The Crying Game grows richer as it sinks into your thoughts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2015
One of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 9, 2015
This film must be discovered as it unfolds: If anyone starts to tell you about it, hit him.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 9, 2015
The movie is at its stunning best as it comes to terms with the impact of its own most devious surprise... Still, at a certain point, it reverts to formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2015
[An] exhilarating whirlwind of a drama.
March 9, 2015
Its components are built upon deception and forgiveness, misconnections and misunderstandings, sexual jealousy and moral ambivalence, trust and loyalty, desperation and loneliness. It is also, not incidentally, a crackling good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2015
In a style of agitated naturalism, Jordan examines poignant matters of life and death, sex and friendship, duty and loyalty, freedom and bondage, manhood and womanhood and all the ambiguous areas in between.
March 9, 2015
It's a beguiling, eccentric blend of romantic drama and political thriller, and at its centre is a charismatic performance from Stephen Rea.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2015
Erratic but forcefully acted.
March 9, 2015
It certainly keeps the audience guessing, though, and few movies explode so many stereotypes.
March 9, 2015
[Jordan] veers from taut thriller to devilishly sly comedy, from romance to a story of torment and redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 9, 2015
The battle of the sexes has been transformed into a war between women and gay men, with straight men as bemused spectators and prudent judges.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 5, 2014
Absorbing offbeat blend of a romantic, psychological and political thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 13, 2012
Those unacquainted with The Crying Game should note that it is well acted, original in intent rather than execution, and in possession of a narrative about-turn so insane that the film is guaranteed a place in cinematic history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2012
This thriller gives you an entertaining run for your money and some offbeat frissons along the way.
September 7, 2011
After luring us into what appears to be a classic they-gazed-at-each-other-across-an-empty-bar romantic setup, Jordan undermines our expectations so thoroughly that it's as if we've rediscovered our innocence as moviegoers.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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