The Yards Reviews

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January 1, 2000
By the end, we're left with a feeling of depletion rather than resolution.
January 1, 2000
A well-acted and socially earnest, if rather routine, ride. The Yards makes no unexpected stops.
January 1, 2000
A rare and often quite good try at making a thriller with real people and believable contemporary backgrounds.
January 1, 2000
The temptations of corruption, its insidiousness and how it is covered up by a code of silence not only form a compelling subject but have the ring of truth.
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.
January 1, 2000
A slice of NYC made with imitation cheese.
January 1, 2000
The only thing the movie lacks is a pulse.
January 1, 2000
The ingredients are here for a classy crime drama. They just don't blend that easily.
January 1, 2000
More preoccupied with themes and moods than providing anything intriguing plot-wise or character-wise for the viewer to truly care about.
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.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A serious film that strives for a moral complexity and a textural density rarely found in contemporary dramas.
January 1, 2000
It is so choked with its own solemnity that it barely musters the energy to tell a story.
January 1, 2000
One of the best dramatic films to come out of Hollywood this year.
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