The Statement Reviews

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May 11, 2009
The film operates well as a thriller and probably goes further than intended in extracting sympathy for its reprehensible protagonist.
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
January 29, 2005
... the thrilleresque aspects ... are most pleasing.
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"
July 29, 2004
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 1, 2004
A decent drama carried by great acting and a tale that definitely leaves you with something to think about.
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.
January 17, 2004
Caine gives a gripping performance.
January 15, 2004
... more intriguing than riveting, flattened by Jewison's plodding direction and distracting use of British actors to play French characters.
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.
January 14, 2004
Has the right spirit of tension, Europe-hopping, espionage, and double-crosses
January 11, 2004
Caine's performance makes it a striking portrait of a man of faith's profound hypocrisy.
December 19, 2003
December 15, 2003
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