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The Underneath Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Why did Soderbergh want to remake an old film noir, anyway? Take out the crime elements and flesh out the human elements here, and you have a more interesting movie, I think.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 3, 2003
Enquanto investe no desenvolvimento de seus personagens, o filme impressiona. Pena que acabe se perdendo ao insistir em várias reviravoltas pouco convincentes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Steven Winn
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film may turn out to have been more of a stylistic adventure for the director than for an audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As tales of sex and sinfulness go, Soderbergh's fourth film doesn't deliver.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh is a talent, but he still hasn't found his groove. He seems to be searching for the project that will be a match for his talents. He needs to keep looking.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
What The Underneath lacks is the kind of emotional connection that the best film noirs have. Instead of involving, this film is distancing, too given to admiring its own shiny surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Too chaotic to work as a thriller.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 31, 2006
One of Soderbbergh's weakest (and unnecessary) films, this exercise in film noir, a remake of the 1949 classic Criss Cross, is marred by weak dialogue and formulaic plot, again stressing the need of a gifted helmer like Soderbergh for stronger narrative
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A departure from the run-of- the-mill thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
he movie's strong points (including some nice work by Gallagher) manage to outweigh the negatives.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 13, 2011
Stylish, arty and quite enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Really enjoyable, especially if you like intricate flashbacks and multiple storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
September 3, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
September 7, 2010
An absorbing, if an occasionally plodding, experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Downbeat, laconically funny, arty (maybe a touch too arty), it's simmering, smoldering lowlife fun, like a good episode of Twin Peaks without the self-conscious weirdness.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A diverting piece of moviemaking, thanks primarily to fine direction by Soderbergh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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