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Devil in a Blue Dress Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Entering the main flow of the story relatively late, Don Cheadle steals all his scenes as a live-wire, trigger-happy old buddy of Easy's from Texas, while Sizemore and Mel Winkler, as colorful underworld figures, make strong impressions.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Sheer pleasure.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The role of Easy looks as tailor-made for Mr. Washington as his suit, and it shows off the full effect of this actor's movie-star dazzle.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
A fluid, persuasive piece of movie-making graced with the considerable visual sophistication.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The film also does a convincing job of re-creating Los Angeles of 1948 with both specificity and poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
A bland, workaday detective flick.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The movie simmers with pungent suspense, humor and eroticism.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Franklin's picture is effortlessly wise beneath its entertaining surface.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A hoary Chinatown knock-off wrapped in a seductively novel black-culture veneer, with a dash of Laura added for bad measure.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
First-rate American pulp -- fast, absorbing and substantive.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
While Devil in a Blue Dress never develops the taut momentum of Franklin's previous effort, One False Move, it maintains audience involvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I liked the movie without quite being caught up in it: I liked the period, tone and look more than the story, which I never really cared much about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
September 29, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: C