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The Gingerbread Man Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
February 24, 2004
An underrated atmospheric thriller from Robert Altman
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
May 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The performances are great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2002
Altman and his great cast make the most of the material and deliver a solid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 28, 2002
The unlikely pairing of John Grisham and Robert Altman proves rewarding for both partners.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Solid directing and an excellent cast make for a thrilling initial 90 minutes, and even when the good actors start doing stupid things, at least you can enjoy the good acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Gingerbread Man is Robert Altman's best film in many a season, and certainly his best genre piece since The Long Goodbye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Altman forgoes the laid-back, discontinuous structure of his most famous film, Nashville in favor of a taut, suspenseful, and occasionally violent work with a surprisingly effective twist in its concluding quarter hour.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
It's a pleasure to see the quality [Altman] brings to this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
If you like movies more than you do John Grisham, you can leave the story behind and listen to the filmmaking master class that Altman conducts on the screen.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There's great pleasure in watching a movie in which the director has thought out everything beforehand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
All in all, this film's got great atmosphere, strong performances, interesting characters, nice style, despite the predictable but enjoyable plot line.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
This odd assemblage of talent suggests a most unusual film, but there's just about nothing unconventional about this thriller, which gets the formulaic job done -- with a considerable amount of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Merely just good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
With unexpected success, Robert Altman plays a John Grisham mystery in a seductive new key.
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
September 26, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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