The Statement Reviews

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May 12, 2019
Jewison is not sure if he wants to make a chase or message film.
December 6, 2005
October 7, 2004
August 14, 2004
May 11, 2004
Confused at its core and too befuddled to make that a virtue.
April 7, 2004
A listless melodrama that smothers its own potential.
March 26, 2004
Caine bounces back and forth almost randomly between pitiable and detestable, following the dictates of a formulaic plot.
March 25, 2004
All Jewison has to offer us is an exquisitely packaged reminder of the Catholic Church's collaboration with the Vichy government. But why distort history when your sole purpose is to offer a history lesson?
March 21, 2004
It's a shame that a film with this much potential could be turned into such a dull, pedestrian affair.
March 19, 2004
Little more than a rote pursuit thriller.
March 19, 2004
This is a creaky, obsolete sort of film, not an instant classic, but an instant antique.
March 19, 2004
Ends up being tedious.
March 19, 2004
Seems more an excuse to attack a target than an exercise in solid storytelling.
March 19, 2004
The film is rather unbelievable, even though it's based on real-life tales of the Vichy Milice.
March 19, 2004
This Ludlum-esque political thriller... might be funny if it wasn't exploiting such a serious topic as the Holocaust.
March 18, 2004
'Rome,' 'Paris,' 'Provence,' 'London' -- labels like these pop up so often in The Statement you're not sure if you're watching a movie or reading a map. But a map would be more compelling.
March 18, 2004
The Statement elicits more yawns than gasps and plays like a second-rate rerun from Sunday afternoon television.
March 16, 2004
March 16, 2004
Plodding and predictable.
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'...
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