• Released
  • March 10, 2000
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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Mr. Showbiz

By F. X. Feeney
I've not stopped thinking about it -- weighing might-have-beens and alternative courses of action, as though remembering an actual event rather than a nimble, superbly-realized fantasy. That's a first-rate achievement.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A taut, consistently surprising political thriller with a sting in its tail.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A triumph of low-budget filmmaking.
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Boston Globe

There is a palpable edge-of-the-seat tension and a number of complex ethnic issues that linger after the movie ends.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One of the pleasures of Deterrence is that it does not tell the audience what to think.
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New York Daily News

A taut and thought-provoking thriller .
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The kind of movie that leaves you with fundamental objections. But that's after it's over. While it's playing, it's surprisingly good.
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Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
A carefully conceived and earnest movie that announces its many points just a bit too carefully and earnestly.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's nothing super about the movie, aside from a loopiness that affords it a certain guilty-pleasure cachet.
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Entertainment Weekly

The plot twists fall about as weightily as the fake snow.
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50 out of 100
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