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Ratcatcher Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Some may find such wrenching realities shocking, if not reprehensible. Others may glean meaning in their starkness -- a meaning that transcends the film's despair with the power of its truth.
| Original Score: B
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Ramsay's imaginative shot-making gifts make for a sublime result, creating a different sort of magical realism than we're used to seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
In any good film, the opening shot is telling, and Ratcatcher is a very good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Charles Taylor
December 19, 2001
Lynne Ramsay bears watching. But when we talk about advances in the art of movies we have to be talking about leaps of feeling, not just leaps of technique.
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
October 19, 2001
Ratcatcher goes straight to the head.
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Hollywood Reporter
May 12, 2001
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 26, 2001
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 23, 2001
Ramsay tells much of the story through a series of images, each more marvellous than the last.
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David Rooney
February 7, 2001
There's a light touch in evidence, balancing the bleakness with odd lyrical moments and unexpected humor.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Ratcatcher sears; it is hard to take, hard to shake.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A gorgeous blend of beauty and squalor, packed with imagery that will play over and over in your head for weeks.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
The bleakness of the material ought to make Ratcatcher a depressing experience, yet Ramsay's power as an image-crafter transforms this grim universe.
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: A