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The Yards Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Things in The Yards become so hard to swallow that even the most easygoing movie-goers will find it hard to suspend disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 5, 2008
An On the Waterfront wannabe, directed with a heavy portentousness that smothers the drama in a thick sauce of self-importance.
January 1, 2000
It's another rehash.
January 1, 2000
Never envelops the audience in the deep tenor and rich realism of its sullied world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 11, 2002
A well-presented but grim drama that unravels about halfway through...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
A slice of NYC made with imitation cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Collapses into a weary catalog of crime-movie cliches and political impossibilities.
January 1, 2000
After a point, The Yards crosses the line from portentously atmospheric to merely dolorous.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
A great director's losing battle against a goofy script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
A well-acted and socially earnest, if rather routine, ride. The Yards makes no unexpected stops.
May 8, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 23, 2001
The ensemble cast is strong, but the story fails to provide characters to really get behind and understand.
Read More | Original Score: 64/100
October 30, 2002
Atmospheric, worthy-but dull crime drama, with a largely wasted cast of greats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The ingredients are here for a classy crime drama. They just don't blend that easily.
January 1, 2000
It is so choked with its own solemnity that it barely musters the energy to tell a story.
January 1, 2000
Truth be told, The Yards is pretty much a mess.
January 1, 2000
A disappointing, slow-moving yawner.
January 1, 2000
The Yards fails to incite more than a dull unease in its characterizations and audience expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If not for some fine performances by its extremely talented cast, the film would be an absolute snore.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, I left the theater saying 'so what?'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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