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The Gingerbread Man Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 6, 2003
A pulp melodrama in denial.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film becomes an Actor's Studio venture.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 1, 2000
Ultimately superfluous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Not only does the show drag, it is predictable with a capital P.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Uneven, often predictable and occasionally strange.
Peter Henne
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Contains only dabs and traces of the director's vision.
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Little more than 120 minutes of nifty storm sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 5, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 31, 2005
| Original Score: C

E! Online
January 1, 2000
There oughtta be a law against any more of John Grisham's tales of lust, deceit and murder involving lawyers.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
That it seems a step up from sensationalism is because Grisham has a sure sense of time and place, and Altman and his actors invest the material with a kind of lurid sincerity.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
Rebecca Murray
About.com
May 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
September 26, 2002
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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