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Hard Eight Reviews

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Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A comedy without humor, a tragedy without emotion, and a story without meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Noirish thrillers live or die by their plot twists and dialogue... Unfortunately, the script by first-time filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson fails on both counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Suffice it to say that mood rules over story.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Movies like Hard Eight remind me of what original, compelling characters the movies can sometimes give us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
There's something almost hypnotic about the way Hard Eight develops -- even in its slowest, most tedious moments, it keeps our attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brett Ashley
October 19, 2012
A near-classic in a minor key, and a must-see for fans of later work.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
This being an acting piece, the four performances are of a very high order.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
In many ways this film reminds me of Melville's wonderful film, Bob The Gambler...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Estréia de Anderson, mostra que o diretor sempre teve talento para contar histórias, embora ainda não tivesse confiança o bastante para criar as belas tomadas e movimentos de câmera que marcam seus trabalhos posteriores.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It is really little more than a small resonant mood piece whose hard-bitten characters are difficult to like. But within its self-imposed limitations, it accomplishes most of what it sets out to do.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
We get to see Jackson play one of his scarier characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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