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Don't Say a Word Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
June 13, 2006
As generic as the title suggests, this routine psychological thriller about a yuppie shrink whose daughter is kidnapped can't be saved by Michael Douglas's screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
This could have been a pretty tight little thriller if it weren't for the gaping, bleeding plot bulletholes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Rarely rises above the status of conventional thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 12, 2003
Generic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 21, 2002
Fleder can only fling the camera about and indulge in some familiar screen sadism ... as he tries to squeeze a few thrills from material as desiccated as his leading man.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
Michael Douglas has to use nearly every acting trick in his arsenal to distract us from a plot that's as flimsy and fragile as a house of cards.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
O roteiro contém vários buracos colossais que tornam a trama ofensivamente inverossímil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2002
Dull and drab, with a lack of imagination
| Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 25, 2002
As the film moves along, the action becomes more exaggerated, more coincidental, and more absurd, yet it never becomes any more exciting.
| Original Score: 4/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 4, 2002
Shhh don't say a word ... it's not that good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Heaps of implausibilities inhabit the ridiculously twisty plot, and questions abound.
Alex Ramirez
December 1, 2001
una opción disfrutable y válida...
Jane Crowther
November 19, 2001
A smart script and great casting elevate a pedestrian premise to the status of satisfying thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Howe
October 29, 2001
Features inexplicable actions, dubious coincidences, and characters you'd happily murder yourself given half a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
October 29, 2001
Plodding and lacking in logic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Shay Casey
Jacksonville Film Journal
October 15, 2001
Starts off simple, gets unnecessarily complicated, ties itself into further knots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 13, 2001
Gary Fleder directs this thriller with panache making the most of interlocking elements of the drama.
Scott Weinberg
October 12, 2001
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Gary Fleder's Don't Say a Word is one of the most complimentary films to hit the screens in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
October 11, 2001
If only this workmanlike thriller were as much fun as mimicking Brittany Murphy's singsong delivery of the film's tagline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 4, 2001
Little more than wasted potential - a would-be thriller that could have been great fun, but instead is as appealing as a plate of cinematic leftovers.
| Original Score: 68/100
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