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Unlawful Entry Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
June 25, 2012
Unlawful Entry does a tremendous job provoking the viewer with crude elements of bullying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jo Berry
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2008
A wonderfully nasty turn from Liotta, along with a novel treatment of familiar plotlines, elevates Kaplan's effort into the 'must see' category.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

April 9, 2008
Gordon lacks Scorsese's talent for unsettling his audience, but he can turn up the tension until you squirm in your seat or want to shout at the screen.
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Todd McCarthy
April 9, 2008
Although it exists primarily to send an audience into a bloodthirsty frenzy and has major credibility problems in the bargain, Unlawful Entry is still a very effective victimization thriller.

TV Guide
April 9, 2008
A paint-by-numbers suspense thriller redeemed by stylish, economic direction and a marvelous performance by Ray Liotta as a psycho L.A. cop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
Neither Lewis Colick's script nor Jonathan Kaplan's direction is quite as streamlined as it could be, but you certainly get a run for your money.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 17, 2007
It's an amazingly sharp, nasty little thriller that takes a silly situation and squeezes it to the core, vicious as a heart attack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Solid performances lend weight to the flakier elements, with Liotta turning crazed excess into something wild.
Chuck O'Leary
March 4, 2006
This well-done suspense-thriller is a variation of the Fatal Attraction theme with Ray Liotta as the cop from hell.
| Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 22, 2005
Okay thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
A competent thriller, not much more.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Below average thriller. The power of a cop is scary, but most of the plot points are standard thriller moments, right down to the scary cat.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
More gripping than it is convincing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
February 27, 2003
A solid, suspenseful "B" film
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 19, 2002
Kurt Russell gives new meaning to the term action hero. A real white-knuckler.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 4, 2002
glossy, disappointingly flat thriller
| Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
The script strains credibility at times, and Jonathan Kaplan's direction flags, but with Ray Liotta as everyone's nightmare of a psycho cop, the movie holds us in a vise.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is a thriller, with all the usual trappings of a thriller, but the director, Jonathan Kaplan, is able to place the story in a plausible world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Entry is acted more intelligently than is usual in this type of cookie-cutter shocker.
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