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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Palmetto has a satisfyingly deceptive plot that ultimately takes one too many turns.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Harrelson hits just the right sardonic note in this self-mocking crime drama, but look out for grisly touches along the way.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The result, as a colleague once so aptly put it, is less film noir than film beige.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's no buildup and little shape. Scenes are strong, but the movie as a whole flags.
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50

Film Threat

What begins as a lush, pulpy gothic laced with intrigue quickly spins into a convoluted web of over engineered and preposterous plot...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie has elements of the genre and lacks only pacing and plausibility. You wait through scenes that unfold with maddening...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There's not a moment of originality in the entire motion picture.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
The script, based on British pulp writer James Hadley Chase's novel "Just Another Sucker," is a muddle, and no actors, no matter how...
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40

Empire

By Angie Errigo
There is nothing reprehensible about Palmetto; it simply falls short of conviction because you're too aware you've seen it all a hundred...
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This neo-noir pastiche is so preposterously overwrought that you keep figuring it must be some kind of joke, except that it's not funny.
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