100

San Francisco Chronicle

Unfolds as a masterful chess match of wit and ingenuity, a cat-and-mouse chase of the highest order.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Dazzling psychological cat-and-mouse drama.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The plot is intricate and tight. The preamble is a bit challenging to sort out. But the movie's engine is the relationships and the characters' inner lives, all of it boiling with emotional intensity.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
It's hard to breathe in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs, a relentlessly taut Hong Kong cop thriller that, unlike many of its cinematic peers, doesn't burn off tension in choreographed action sequences.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Throbs with action, suspense and a seductive rhythm all its own.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Driven by two great performances surrounded by solid supporting acts, Infernal Affairs is the rare testosterone movie that is also mature and thoughtful.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Overflows with psychological intrigue, something often missing from such offerings.
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
This is a real grabber.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie pays off in a kind of emotional complexity rarely seen in crime movies.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Viewers who like clean storytelling may not be happy. Those who savor ironic wrap-ups will be.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.