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Q & A Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 19, 2009
A New York at odds with Woody Allen's, albeit also filled with angst; where Allen dissects the middle class in the throes of its own insecurities, Lumet cruises the underbelly
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James Berardinelli
August 11, 2008
Q & A is testimony to the validity of the old adage: a good story, when well told, can never be told too many times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 5, 2006
Lumet pulls no punches showing a contemporary NYC plagued by racism, violence, crime, tribalism, cronyism, and corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Clint Morris
March 11, 2006
Another tour-de-force for Lumet
| Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
While this tough, fundamentally sound New York thriller has its moments, it's no Prince of the City.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 26, 2006
Sidney Lumet's third film about corruption in the NYC police department is a gritty, gripping and profane thriller with a powerhouse performance by an intimidating Nick Nolte.
| Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
Underrated crime drama with a great performance by Nick Nolte.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Apollo Guide
November 15, 2003
The type of film that wastes a good afternoon with delicious performances and weak writing.
| Original Score: 56/100
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 25, 2003
A gritty and morally complex cop thriller featuring a haymaker of a performance from Nolte.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Unsettling film about the racial bigotry which permeates every facet of urban living.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
''Q and A'' is most memorable for its performances, beginning with Mr. Nolte's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
February 2, 2003
A ramshackle police drama that resides in the upper-tier of Lumet's ouevre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Lumet isn't the brawny social commentator he would like to be -- he's a Jimmy Breslin manque'.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
"Q&A" is worth a look as a serious film by an uncompromising filmmaker.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Nolte is hilariously bad and good at the same time as a corrupt cop, while Hutton is the earnest DA trying to bust him.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
It is nice to see a film that does not talk down to its audience even if perhaps it goes a little far in the other direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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Entertainment Weekly
April 27, 1990
Q&A is a major film by one of our finest mainstream directors. As both a portrait of modern-day corruption and an act of sheer storytelling bravura, it is not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
June 12, 2005
| Original Score: B
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 30, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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