100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rendition is valuable and rare. As I wrote from Toronto: "It is a movie about the theory and practice of two things: torture and personal responsibility. And it is wise about what is right, and what is wrong."
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Taut, powerfully acted political thriller.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There are some problems with the pacing, but this topical thriller about CIA-sanctioned torture is one of the most important "message" movies of the year.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A maddening film, maddening in a good way, but maddening nonetheless.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the ingredients are there to make a tense and compelling post-9/11 thriller, Rendition falls flat.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rendition certainly makes the case that torture, whatever name it goes under, is indefensible, yet one can agree with that view entirely and still feel that the movie is just a borderline exploitation of what anyone who reads the papers already knows.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Rendition is a reminder that, in the wrong hands, political outrage can be a slog.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
One reason to see Rendition is for Naor's stunning performance as the torturer who is the one character aware of the political and moral contradictions of what he's doing. Every time he was on screen, he commanded it.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What a cast, indeed. And what a bust as persuasive drama.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Rendition tackles the concern in a heavy-handed thriller with simplistic characters and manipulative story lines.
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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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