The Yards Reviews

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August 5, 2008
An On the Waterfront wannabe, directed with a heavy portentousness that smothers the drama in a thick sauce of self-importance.
April 27, 2007
I can't remember when a film so well-acted and so well-rendered visually was also so oppressive to sit through.
June 24, 2006
A sensitive, intelligent and ambitious variation on the traditional going-straight story.
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April 25, 2003
May 8, 2001
January 1, 2000
After a point, The Yards crosses the line from portentously atmospheric to merely dolorous.
November 28, 2017
It has a terrific subject, an unimprovable cast and a trio of trustworthy, even hip, producers. And no life.
December 15, 2010
How "The Yards" shifts toward crime drama through character rather than pure plot is hard to disclose without divesting twists. Inspired by real-life scandal, James Gray lets personal insight color Shakespearean shenanigans of privilege, panic and power.
November 9, 2007
Sem medo de evocar comparaes com "O Poderoso Chefo", Gray cria um filme repleto de personagens ambguos e uma forte atmosfera de tristeza e desesperana moral.
October 30, 2007
...the filmmaker's use of dark visuals effectively matches the moody, almost operatic tone of the script.
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