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Mindhunters Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
May 21, 2005
I came away thinking how uninventive the story was, and how a little imagination together with a quick read from any issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2005
[Miller's accent] isn't Sir Michael Caine in Hurry Sundown bad -- still the worst Southern accent ever attempted by a future Oscar winner and knight. But it's awful enough to call attention to itself in the middle of a movie smothered in awfulness.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 2005
The mystery, when it is solved, is both arbitrary and explained at great length. The killer gives a speech justifying his actions, which is scant comfort for those already dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 12, 2005
It's not hard to see why this movie lingered on Dimension's shelves for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 12, 2005
Imagine 'CSI' meets 'Lost'...only bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 16, 2005
It was supposed to open in the spring of 2003, but they kept pushing back the release date. They should have kept pushing.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 12, 2005
There's also a quaintness to Mindhunters because it's a whodunit, a style of thriller we don't get much anymore.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 6, 2005
Saying super-hack Renny Harlin is no Agatha Christie might be the understatement of the millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 12, 2005
As far as preposterous, imbecilic thrillers go, it's a fun one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 13, 2005
Evidently, these young FBI geniuses were just on a collective undercover assignment to infiltrate the Melrose Avenue club scene, because their disguise consists of half-grown (or half-ungrown) beards, shaggy hair, [and] insouciant wisecracking attitudes.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
May 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 13, 2005
Mindhunters has the dumbest whodunit thriller plot and the least plausible moves of any film I can think of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 9, 2005
Its every brain-dead move is designed to cover up the implausible story's beehive of inconsistencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
May 12, 2005
Kilmer and Slater come out firing in the flick's opening stanza, but then disappear to collect their paychecks and let the nearly anonymous worker bee actors carry it home.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 13, 2005
If Mindhunters weren't so repellant, Kathryn Morris' performance might have been her career breakthrough.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
May 13, 2005
Maybe Paul Schrader can... re-shoot director Renny Harlin's Mindhunters - an atrocious mess that could hardly stand to be dis-improved upon.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
May 12, 2005
These clowns couldn't get jobs as dogcatchers, let alone FBI agents.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
May 12, 2005
The good news is that Paul Schrader's Exorcist prequel is finally going to hit theaters. The bad news is that Mindhunters is going to beat it by a week.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 12, 2005
One-time action wunderkind Renny Harlin proves once again that coherence is not his forte.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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May 14, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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September 26, 2005
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June 24, 2006
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