85

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Costa-Gavras' film excels as a meticulously researched procedural that goes deep into the grime of greed, deception and cynical exploitation. But it is also a wickedly clever character analysis of a man more divided against himself than his preternatural calm suggests.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Gavras never forces the material into allegorical turf; it's a relatively straightforward look at the ramifications of getting blinded by dollar signs, with perhaps one of the most clearly defined visions of economic depravity since "Wall Street."
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80

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Costa-Gavras develops such a propulsively suspenseful pace — with no small assist from Armand Amar’s mood-enhancing Euro-tech score — that his drama comes across as the cinematic equivalent of an engrossing page-turner you might purchase off the rack at an airport newsstand.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Clearly, Costa-Gavras has lost none of his kinetic pacing or his cerebral way with thrills. Unfortunately, the script later gets corrupted itself by a sexual melodrama that lacks both sense and sultriness.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
A film that lingers in the memory in spite of being rather irritating to watch.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
Costa-Gavras's new film is more a funhouse-mirror panegyric (albeit on an exhausted topic) than the staid thriller promised by its press materials.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A mildly entertaining sermon about American “Cowboy Capitalism” as it rubs up against “The French Way.”
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60

The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
While the film is persuasive and detailed in its depiction of financial corruption, it’s also essentially a two-hour lecture, dry and academic.
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60

Salon.com

Uneven as Capital is, unlike so many films about capitalism it’s never boring and is unafraid of its point of view.
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40

Village Voice

A tacky corporate noir that makes you long for the leanness of Margin Call, or even the clumsy theatrics of Arbitrage.
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56 out of 100
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