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Snake Eyes Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's the worst kind of bad film: the kind that gets you all worked up and then lets you down, instead of just being lousy from the first shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
De Palma doesn't know the meaning of the word "subtle" -- every scene in Snake Eyes uses a brash, in-your-face approach that works until the disappointing climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
The film that not only made me give up on Brian DePalma -- the man can't make a good movie anymore -- but it also made me doubt the judgement of Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Mediocre, but watchable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
Snake Eyes opens on a roll, but ultimately craps out.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
DePalma's overuse of his point of view shots, especially his out-of-focus sequences with his nearsighted damsel in distress, adds nothing to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
One can merely watch the trailer and save about 96 minutes of one's life.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Snake Eyes so quickly disintegrates into formula, and the characters into caricatures, that it completely loses steam by the halfway mark.
Read More | Original Score: 65/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The camera is the only star of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
I've never seen anything like it. It's not that you look back after the credits roll and realize where the movie went wrong. It happens right before your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
It's all quite implausible and the mindless, contrived ending is infuriating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 28, 2004
The mundane plot of Snake Eyes is disguised with lots of camera razzle-dazzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
If you were to review Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes in just one word, it would have to be the sound of air being let out of a balloon: Pfffffffft.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dragan Antulov
April 26, 2004
Promises to be a masterpiece, only to succumb to Hollywood mediocrity -- just like its director.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
After the premise settles in the dust just as it should, the movie crumbles into one big mess where the characters spurt out some incredibly dumb dialogue and act like they are in some sort of Spice Girls music video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 14, 2001
Snake Eyes is a technical tour de force, sadly lacking in one important element - surprise and tension.
Full Review| Original Score: 3
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The movie's outline has some promise, but the movie itself is leaden.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
The overall framework of the film leaves little to get excited about.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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