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The Statement Reviews

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March 5, 2004
Worth catching for Caine's bravura turn as a despicable old man begging for sympathy, and also for its fascinating insights into the darker side of both France and the Catholic Church.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 25, 2004
Caine's good, but his Cockney accent is the most unlikely voice to emerge from a French character since Cary Grant was Capt. Henri Rochard in 'I Was a Male War Bride'...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 25, 2004
The movie is a dinosaur, lumbering around in slow motion knocking over mountains of exposition.
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February 20, 2004
Neither thrilling nor credible, despite its top-notch cast.
February 19, 2004
Partly because of Caine and partly because of meticulous work by veteran director Norman Jewison, The Statement is a fiction done so effectively, it rings true -- even slick lines that may otherwise be rancid.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2004
It winds up not making much of a statement at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2004
An inert sociopolitical thriller mired in moralizing.
Read More | Original Score: C-
February 1, 2004
A decent drama carried by great acting and a tale that definitely leaves you with something to think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2004
Continuing a string of formidable performances that began with Little Voice, Michael Caine shines as a Frenchman tormented by a terrible secret.
January 30, 2004
Cut-and-dried morality play, with the saints played by Brit actors who can't even be bothered to speak with French accents.
January 30, 2004
One more case study in how loads of taste, talent and accumulated filmmaking wisdom don't guarantee success.
January 30, 2004
It ought to be riveting, but it too often plods along, caught up in the mechanics of its cat-and-mouse plot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 30, 2004
Caine makes Statement rise above its soporific story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2004
The ideas and characters are what keep us involved, not any sense of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 30, 2004
Michael Caine sells this performance, but my final statement on the movie is that it doesn't quite live up to what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 29, 2004
A high-minded but structurally shaky thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 29, 2004
A second-rate thriller that cheaply exploits the Holocaust to give itself false meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2004
The Statement has the old appeal of esteemed actors in interesting places sharing reasonably adult talk, but as a thriller it could make Hitchcock rumble and sputter.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2004
Although the story is based on fact, the movie never convinced me of its truth.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2004
Caine gives a gripping performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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