Gorky Park Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 30, 2005
Hopelessly dated and morose -- and much is lost from the bestselling novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2004
A crackling good novel is still born on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
June 18, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Some action-movie slam-bang would have been more satisfying, if ultimately no more coherent.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
J.C. Maçek III
PopMatters
October 23, 2014
Gorky Park is well done and unique amid the films of its day. While certainly made with the Cold War as its backdrop, the film never resorts to the Cold War clichés of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
By the end of Gorky Park, we realize that it's not the solution that matters, but what the case itself forced the people to discover about themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
March 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
William Hurt is superb as a Moscow militia detective caught between his desires to be simply a good cop and the unfathomable motives of the secret Soviet government, all complicated by an unexpected love for Joanna Pacula.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It remains a taut, clever thriller throughout, with Mr. Apted's direction establishing its intensity immediately and sustaining it well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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