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Virtuosity Reviews

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Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
Shallow stuff, but the solid visual effects, decent stunts, and the work of Washington and Crowe make it watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 31, 2002
The worst movie that could possibly be made starring Crowe and Washington
| Original Score: 1/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The presence of Washington lends the picture a much-needed dose of authenticity. But in the end Virtuosity is disconnected and uninvolving.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Despite the fact that it treads recycled waters, Leonard's film is an enjoyable ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Though Virtuosity connects all the dots to give audiences a roller-coaster ride, the movie begets nothing new: It's stillborn.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Virtuosity doesn't always compute, but like last summer's Speed, it is far more fully realized cinematically than many less commercial, more serious pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Given Washington's presence and the promise of a virtual reality action story, Virtuosity has some appeal -- provided, of course, the viewers aren't selective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Virtuosity is an example of a struggle that goes on in Hollywood between formula and invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The world of Virtuosity may be spanking new, but the ideas are yesterday's news.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Make no mistake about it, Brett Leonard's Virtuosity seems like a less-filling nouvelle dish full of sci-fi action. But what it really is, is 100% all beef.
| Original Score: 4/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Disappointing action movie which doesn't ever fully exploit the possibilities of its premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Lots of techno buzzwords aside, there is not much new to this affair and one rather hopes that Leonard could have done something more original with the material at hand.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Virtuosity is 95 minutes of unsubstantial firefights and meandering plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some interesting ideas at work here, with potential for commentary on news vs. entertainment and violence in America. But it remains unexplored.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Someone should tell Hollywood that the mass-killer genre is dead and that its virtual reality counterpart is already wheezing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
It takes a while to get rolling, and the early character development is weak, but pretty soon, everyone's caught up in this innovative take on the cat and mouse game.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Rosenberg
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
There's a tiredness to its action sequences and a dullness about its plotting that no amount of special-effects legerdemain can hide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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