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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 27, 2011
It never rises past a second-rate thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

TV Guide
April 9, 2008
The film grafts a fiercely modernist feel onto characters and themes right out of a 1940s film noir--an impressive achievement that more than makes up for a ponderous storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
March 3, 2006
An intriguing, sensual whodunit that would have been even better had it not succumb to political correctness and changed the identity of the killer from Crichton's novel.
| Original Score: 7/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 12, 2003
An intelligent and sophisticated screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's bestselling novel
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
This adaptation is a sleek, smartly plotted entertainment, thoroughly engrossing.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The flaws don't cripple what is a fiercely funny, exciting and provocative detective story about the crimes of corporate culture -- crimes that transcend race and geography.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film works because of the world it creates, aided by the cinematography of Michael Chapman and the set design of frequent Coppola collaborator Dean Tavoularis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 2, 2009
Kaufman's film is flawed. but not as bad as critics claim-- charges of racism made this adaptation controversial even before it was seen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
November 5, 2008
It would be nice to see Connery doing something intrinsically interesting instead of trying to make something inherently dull entertaining. And it would be good to see Snipes cut loose more than he is able to here.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
October 18, 2008
As the plot grows more intricate, strangely the tension dissipates, until finally the movie just seems to run out of breath.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2008
What should have been a tense political thrilling blockbuster, ends up a wasted effort with a limp storyline that once again fails to give the book justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
April 9, 2008
aufman's heavy-handedness and a half-baked script with unfocused performances to match render this unentertaining, vacuous nonsense.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 9, 2008
When working in genre territory before, the idiosyncratic Kaufman has shown a marked tendency to debunk or subvert conventions. Playing it straight here, he brings little to the table.
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