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The Osterman Weekend Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
August 11, 2011
Too bad this confusing, incoherent satirical espionage thriller turned out to be the swan song of Sam Peckinpah,who made so many good films (The Wild Bunch).
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2010
A wild ride into Cold War paranoia and the dangers of technocracy.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide
August 30, 2006
Director Sam Peckinpah's final film is certainly not among his best, but it is interesting nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
I don't demand that all movies make sense. I sometimes enjoy movies that make no sense whatsoever, if that's their intention. But a thriller is supposed to hold together in some sort of logical way, isn't it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 31, 2004
Never been more current than it is now--and if it's imperfect, it's imperfect in exactly the right way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 29, 2004
Despite some script contrivances, it finds Peckinpah high in the saddle again and full of the same old thunder and lightning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 22, 2004
A muddled thriller ... Peckinpah seems more interested in shooting laughable action sequences and exposing the bare breasts of his actresses than in relating a coherent story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Some individual sequences -- including a car chase early in the film - have the lunatic humor that might have made the rest of the film bearable, though probably nothing would justify the film's final blood bath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
June 19, 2001
Sam Peckinpah's final movie is stylish, has loads of nudity and other debauchery, and makes virtually no sense at all. Cheers!
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The structure is a mess (the film was recut against Peckinpah's wishes), which ultimately makes it difficult to tell whether its oddly compelling qualities are the result of a coherent artistic strategy or the cynical carelessness of a director sidelined.
David Wood
January 1, 2000
It rattles along well enough as a thriler of the political paranoia variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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