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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The sniper's life is a lonely one, full of shallow breathing and delayed gratification. Solitary as it is, Jude Law manages to get a little...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Any flaws in execution pale against those moments when the film brings history to vital life.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A physically gorgeous production with a strong, clear conflict at its center. It's grueling but also exhilarating. Perhaps its...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's remarkable, a war story told as a chess game where the loser not only dies, but goes by necessity to an unmarked grave.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Annaud's epic might have worked better dramatically as a smaller, more focused picture. The best scenes simply involve Law and Harris...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's too circumscribed and polite for the story it's telling, curiously deficient in the unexpected.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The one valuable prize for audiences in this war pic Cracker Jack box is Jude Law. Once again the talented Mr. Law makes more of a role...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
War is hell, war is cruelty, war is toil and trouble, war is just a shot away. But is war a snooze? Well, by the time Enemy at the Gates...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At times, the sight of reserved English actors slapping, hugging and acting all Russian looks bizarre, though one casting choice is prime:...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Most of the prime goofiness is given over to Vassili and Konig sharpshooting at each other while the battle rages. The movie's a red...
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Jude Law at his best

By rial5705
Truly amazing movie. Won't spoil anyhing. Have to see to believe...

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Rated R | For Strong Graphic War Violence, Some Sexuality