Snake Eyes - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Snake Eyes Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2008
Wispy threads of dramatic plausibility and character involvement unravel completely by the time of the incredibly silly final reel.
April 27, 2007
Never loses its bearings as it hovers between preposterous paranoia and a Billy-Wilder-like moral fable about a deeply flawed hero who draws a line in the sand beyond which he cannot go.
February 9, 2006
The film echoes the technical wizardry and complex plotting of De Palma's best film, Blow Out.
July 12, 2002
Director Brian De Palma does his stylish best to weave the patchy script into a cinematic quilt, but despite his best efforts -- and they're often formidable -- the thing just doesn't cohere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2002
What might have been fascinating after a while becomes frustrating and, finally, a real slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Although De Palma doesn't always stick rigorously to each separate viewpoint, there's an undeniable finesse in the way he parcels out the exposition in increments...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You're never asked to invest much in the characters, and by the time you've roused yourself to care, it's too late.
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
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
[De Palma's] most flamboyant fantasy of high-flying conspiracy and corruption since Blow Out.
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
January 1, 2000
The last five to 10 minutes are completely stupid and add nothing to the film.
January 1, 2000
I can't think of another movie that starts so brilliantly and ends so miserably as this one.
August 7, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: D