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The Gingerbread Man Reviews

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

An underrated atmospheric thriller from Robert Altman

| Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A pulp melodrama in denial.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

June 6, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Robert Altman the up-and- down director meets John Grisham the constant mediocrity. Just where, in our hypothetical picture, should we place that unlikely scene?

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2003
Ron Wells
Film Threat

The performances are great.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Altman and his great cast make the most of the material and deliver a solid movie.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2002
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Little more than 120 minutes of nifty storm sounds.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2002
Stephen Farber

The unlikely pairing of John Grisham and Robert Altman proves rewarding for both partners.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 28, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Altman has done something much better: he took what could have been a generic movie, and by investing artistry and effort, he made it into something more.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2001
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
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Altman had a fine time composing difficult shots, through screens, bushes and sheets of rain, and Chungwei's images, sometimes delicate, sometimes harsh, stick with you long after you've forgotten their context.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 14, 2001
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Not only does the show drag, it is predictable with a capital P.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder

It's a pity the director couldn't manage to make sense of the plot, which is like a puzzle with too many missing pieces.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Ultimately superfluous.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Unless one counts a few running gibes against lawyers that can easily be imagined coming from Grisham, Altman basically chooses to treat this hackneyed story straight.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000

E! Online

There oughtta be a law against any more of John Grisham's tales of lust, deceit and murder involving lawyers.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Contains only dabs and traces of the director's vision.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

Uneven, often predictable and occasionally strange.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's Branagh that holds this film together, and he does well, and it's a taut thriller, but one that lacks the panache of an Altman film.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film becomes an Actor's Studio venture.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Ted Prigge

Merely just good.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Although The Gingerbread Man is a finely-tuned example of mainstream entertainment, and holds the audience's interest for most of its running length, it is a little disappointing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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