75

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
This is a ride, a video game, a soundtrack -- unapologetic and clearly labeled as such. It has no middle speed.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By the time Li enters the obligatory ''ring of fire'' to face his final opponent, you realize just how forthrightly rote and businesslike ''Cradle'' is. And you don't mind. Because business, it turns out, is good.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
When you pay good money to see an action movie, it's understood that you want it to be action-packed. You do not want it to be action-enhanced or action-flavoured or featuring accents of action.
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50

Miami Herald

By Cary Darling
Cradle boasts a couple of bravura fight and chase scenes but they're stranded amid the predictable and the pedestrian.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film itself is on autopilot and overdrive at the same time: It does nothing original, but does it very rapidly.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Between the off-center comic riffs of Tom Arnold and the wildly improbable hair's-breadth escapes, the whole business dissolves into amiable action farce.
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38

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A violent, dumb, offensive mess.
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Would be a perfectly decent B-action movie if it weren't shipwrecked in the last act by laughably ridiculous plotting and a lazily executed climax.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Overall the tone is dark and nasty, exemplified by the inelegant signature kung-fu move of the good guys -- a backward kick to the groin.
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36 out of 100
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