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The Long Kiss Goodnight Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 25, 2011
Frankly, if I had to see either Harlin-Davis movie again, I'd opt for the klutzy unpleasantness of Cutthroat Island over the efficient if equally stupid unpleasantness of this 1996 release.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
February 16, 2011
The Long Kiss Goodnight is the fall's best summer movie.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 16, 2011
Like the heroine, the movie has two personalities that smartly coexist.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 16, 2011
There's an excessive amount of excess -- a mind-numbing plurality of firearm battles, vehicular explosions and brutally frank sexual talk.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
"The Long Kiss Goodnight" has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The only saving graces are Davis's stripped-down, mean-as-a-wildcat portrayal of the Uzi-toting Charly, and Jackson's engagingly ineffectual turn.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Mr. Black's screenplay is mean-spirited, but it earns its keep with sharp, sarcastic dialogue and ingenious ways of setting up this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
With square-jawed grimaces and big guns, Geena Davis could be a convincing two-fisted bullet-spraying action hero -- if only she had a convincing movie in which to be one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Here's the supersexy and action-charged Hollywood take on France's La Femme Nikita that Bridget Fonda couldn't pull off in her Girl Scoutish Point of No Return.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[A] quip-filled but mean-spirited slugfest.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
When the smoke finally clears for the final credits, we may have had a tolerably good time, but there's no lingering satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Is somebody kidding here? Given the movie's dialogue, the answer is probably yes, but jocular one-liners really grate on the ear amid wall-to-wall nastiness.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I liked it in the same way I might like an arcade game: It holds your attention until you run out of quarters, and then you wander away without giving it another thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
October 11, 1996
Harlin and Davis don't seem to realize that the results aren't refreshingly revisionist - they're eye-avertingly embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-