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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 26, 2008
Elaborate visual mounting and iconographic placement of the romantic leads are the movie's preoccupation, with the overthrow of Batista merely providing local color.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 26, 2008
Director Sydney Pollack and star Robert Redford have lost their normally dependable quality touch as they slog through a notably uncompelling $45 million-plus tale of a gringo caught up in the Cuban revolution.
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Time Out
September 30, 2006
The whole thing lacks conviction.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The glittering decadence of this culture on the verge of collapse is in fact the film's most fascinating aspect, and Mr. Pollack has re-created it extravagantly.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Some fundamental things still do apply as time goes go by.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
At best, Pollack achieves a counterfeit sense of this atmosphere. But he insists on continuing the card game anyway, an over-extended misdeal of a movie that refuses to fold.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The lesson: Get into practice before remaking a classic. And until then, here's not looking at you, kids.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B+