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The Gingerbread Man Reviews

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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
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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.
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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
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The Gingerbread Man isn't any more profound than other thrillers, but the distinctive talents of director Robert Altman make it a lot more potent.
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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
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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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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
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Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: A-