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The Statement Reviews

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Cole Smithey
May 11, 2009
The film operates well as a thriller and probably goes further than intended in extracting sympathy for its reprehensible protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
... the thrilleresque aspects ... are most pleasing.
| Original Score: B
Jordan Hiller
September 1, 2004
"The Statement is that rare, unassuming movie that has much to say and is so daring in its message that it is a wonder it has seen the light of day"
Full Review | Original Score: 2
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 29, 2004
Em função de sua própria premissa, apresenta questões éticas interessantes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
April 23, 2004
For the most part, though, there really isn't enough suspense or drama to make The Statement more than an occasionally chilling civics lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2004
not all roses, but it's a decent, well-made thriller of the sort that we don't get much anymore... It's tempting to say that we're getting Caine's best work only now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Howard Shapiro
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Lowry
Film Threat
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
Annlee Ellingson
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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
January 17, 2004
Caine gives a gripping performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 15, 2004
... more intriguing than riveting, flattened by Jewison's plodding direction and distracting use of British actors to play French characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 15, 2004
Raises such important issues -- guilt, conscience, the memory of the Holocaust -- that, along with Jewison's skill and Caine's power, they carry the movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 14, 2004
Has the right spirit of tension, Europe-hopping, espionage, and double-crosses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 11, 2004
Caine's performance makes it a striking portrait of a man of faith's profound hypocrisy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
December 19, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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