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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A fairly nifty piece of suspense filmmaking, with a strong if relatively undemanding performance from Douglas.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If there's such a thing as joyless competence, it's exemplified by the grimly sensational kidnap thriller Don't Say a Word.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
I left the film wondering where at the Bellevue-like psychiatric facility that schizophrenic teenager obtained such a becoming brick-red...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Almost nothing new to offer -- despite its good actors, flashy visuals and well-textured New York gloss and grit. But there are teasing...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie as a whole looks and occasionally plays better than it is.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie has promise as a psychological thriller, but the filmmakers show far more interest in chases and shoot-outs than characters and...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Don't Say a Word can be thought of as a case of Dial B for Boring.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Don't say you weren't warned. There are instant clues that this ill-timed Michael Douglas vehicle is a dually unfortunate viewing...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Don't even try to make any sense of this --none of it elicits a moment of genuine concern.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This noirish, sourish thriller left me unmoving as well as unmoved.
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Rated R | For violence, including some gruesome images, and language