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Domestic Disturbance Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 1, 2001
Structurally flawed in ways that undercut efforts to ratchet up the suspense.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Typical thriller material detracts from a touching father-son bonding story.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 2, 2001
The physical details are so unlikely they seem contrived even in a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
November 4, 2001
Movies like Domestic Disturbance leave me dispirited. There's nothing likable, exciting, or intriguing about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
November 2, 2001
Solid haircut, solid movie -- or so goes my exclusive Travolta Unified Cinematic Hair Theory ... My theory stands.
Scott Weinberg
December 1, 2001
It's depressing, but you could swing a soccer mom through a multiplex and hit a half-dozen other American movies as mindless as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002
Director Harold Becker helms what amounts to be a generic psychological drama that is about as complicated as a same-colored Rubix cube.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
In a movie that casts as Vince Vaughn as its primary psychotic villain, it becomes plainly obvious that the studios just aren't even trying.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 2, 2001
The way Domestic Disturbance plays now, it's as if its first half-hour is missing.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 31, 2001
Cross 1949's "The Window" with 1987's "The Stepfather," plus a small dash of "Message in a Bottle" and you've got "Domestic Disturbance."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Blackwelder
November 1, 2001
Another simplistic thriller in the child-in-peril vein...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 26, 2001
Isn't it about time Travolta landed in a good film?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Filme feito para a sessão da tarde, onde bobagens deste tipo são aceitas com mais facilidade.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 1, 2001
A passable time-passer.
| Original Score: C
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2001
Thanks to that vapid script, it's about as scary, and believable, as a little boy yelling 'wolf.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 1, 2001
There are some nifty Hitchcock-style opening credits, but after that, it's downhill.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
November 1, 2001
A slick, rerouted TV movie at best.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
November 2, 2001
The good news is that it runs a mere 89 minutes. The bad news is that it still seems too long.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 2, 2001
Mr. Travolta is a loose and open actor, full of energy and charm, but it is hard to think of anyone who has wasted so much talent in so many bad pictures.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
The fun of the film is in watching the performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
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Todd McCarthy
October 27, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
November 25, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
October 2, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
November 6, 2001
Barbara Ellen
Times (UK)
November 7, 2001
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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
November 10, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 3, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 9, 2001

January 22, 2002
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Ebert & Roeper
November 22, 2002
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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