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Don't Say a Word Reviews

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.
February 20, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2001
In the place of consistent psychological tension, we are saddled with shoot-outs, chases, and fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2001
As an odyssey of paternal qualm, Fleder's forgettable thriller has a convincing edge, and Douglas remains unchallenged as Hollywood's most tremulous and disquieting dad-under-pressure.
October 1, 2001
A well-crafted thriller that breaks no new ground but is an exciting diversion with plausible twists of logic and an exciting climax.
September 28, 2001
A big, noisy mess, with a howler at its center.
September 28, 2001
It's a Hollywood movie, not a good movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 28, 2001
Every bit as predictable, shopworn and unappetizing as its premise suggests.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
September 28, 2001
It all gets back to that suspension of disbelief. Are you willing to make the leap?
September 28, 2001
I kept wondering when Glenn Close would show up. And, by the end, I wished she would.
September 28, 2001
Maybe the less said about Don't Say a Word the better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2001
A stupid, brutal and nonsensical picture.
September 28, 2001
An efficient, workmanlike thriller that hits many of the right buttons and finds surprises in the psychopath- psychotherapist dynamic.
September 28, 2001
Tight enough, preposterous enough and slick enough to keep bathroom traffic to a minimum. It is, in other words, the very definition of a good home rental.
September 28, 2001
With all the convolutions, this is still the kind of ho-hum movie that will allow you to catch up on your bill paying when you finally catch it on HBO.
September 28, 2001
Until it collapses into a pile of contrivances, Don't Say a Word makes for a serviceable, workmanlike thriller.
September 28, 2001
Don't Say a Word is smart, stylish and, most important, satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2001
This is one of those many movies where there's nothing terribly wrong, and yet it still never feels even remotely right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2001
Don't Say a Word is a potboiler, but one that comes with all the trimmings.
September 28, 2001
Its story seems merely an excuse for its all-too- familiar recycling of suspense-movie ideas.
September 28, 2001
The technical credits are good, but its producers should have trusted the audience more and messed less with the book.
September 28, 2001
The movie as a whole looks and occasionally plays better than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2001
The problem faced by Don't Say a Word is that it's hard to care about characters who make cardboard look complex and multifaceted.
September 27, 2001
A confused and confusing enterprise.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 27, 2001
Nothing more than one more run-of- the-mill, surprise-free, suspense programmer.
September 27, 2001
Though it does insult us, ultimately, it's never less than riveting.
September 27, 2001
The movie's narrative -- which covers 10 years and several initially unrelated characters -- is confusing at first, then just irritating.
September 27, 2001
Don't Say a Word is a Michael Douglas movie that never stops feeling like a Michael Douglas movie, even when it ought to stop feeling like one.
September 27, 2001
Enjoyable escapism.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2001
The heart of the movie is dull.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 27, 2001
Don't Say a Word has almost nothing new to offer.
September 27, 2001
Familiar but stylishly done thriller.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 24, 2001
Sadistically proficient at the old 'turn of the screw.'