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Sleuth Reviews

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November 23, 2007
No amount of visual flourish, sadly, can compensate for the woeful lack of chemistry between the leads or arch dialogue that sounds more like a Pinter parody than the man himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2007
When Sylvester Stallone's Get Carter is no longer the worst remake of a Michael Caine movie, you have to ask yourself: what's it all about?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2007
Perhaps the year's most pointless remake (and that's saying something), Sleuth is something of a disappointment, thanks to poor direction, dodgy acting and a laughably bad script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2007
Kenneth Branagh's direction, its self-consciously skewed angles and surveillance-cam cutaways highlighting his weakness for the misplaced flourish, is more of a hindrance than a help.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
November 21, 2007
Minus a couple of brisk, black laughs, this hollow remake botches the twists and sucks the fun right out of its feisty source.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2007
Sloppy execution of a reasonable concept. A wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2007
Sleuth is no longer a fun whodunnit; it's been transformed into a baffling whatthehellweretheythinking?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 17, 2007
A film that's right up there with Crash, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), and the Kennedy White House for sheer wasted potential and misguided ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2007
The movie never achieves anything like a life of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 16, 2007
A tedious bit of shenanigans and sleight of hand lifelessly realized by director Kenneth Branagh.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2007
Director Kenneth Branagh clearly is having fun navigating Tim Harvey's slick set design, but eventually the characters' deadly competitiveness becomes tedious.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 16, 2007
An utter redundancy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2007
While the cagey old pro does manage to hold our interest throughout, Law badly flounders in the sort of vehicle that seems tailor-made for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2007
It doesnt work, and the reasons why are no mystery, no mystery at all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 9, 2007
The back-and-forth goes on and on, increasingly impenetrable. Talk. Poke. Provoke. Repeat.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2007
Constantly upstaging the rest of the cast, and reminding us over and over that we are watching a stogy, old fashioned stage play, Branagh's loopy lens is indeed the best part of Sleuth. Everything else is just plain pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 7, 2007
Alas, it just doesn't work. It could have, but it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2007
This film wants only to entertain, and other talents have gathered with Pinter to help.
November 6, 2007
A film that gives a twist to the old chestnut, but one that shatters what was best about it in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 4, 2007
Devotees of the original may be appalled to see it changed in any way, but on its own terms it's pretty entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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