90

Salon.com

By Charles Taylor
Next to the Hong Kong action picture So Close, nearly every Hollywood thriller of the summer looks like an elementary-school project thrown together the Sunday night before it was due.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Its sense of play, its sleek design and Yuen's spectacular action sequences will make it, I suspect, attractive to palates not accustomed to the spicier or cruder forms of this genre.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
So Close is the film "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" dreams of being: sleek, silly, completely ridiculous and irresistible.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Abounds with zero-gravity action ballet, frisky interludes of sapphic foreplay, and weepy drama about doomed love. The film also has an irresistibly kitschy theme song: "Close to You," the treacly Burt Bacharach-Hal David smash by the Carpenters.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A brilliant example of the genre -- with romantic subplots to boot.
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63

Chicago Tribune

So Close is a beautiful mess. I didn't really understand what was going on, but I loved every stylized minute of it.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Sleek, stylish and crammed with girl-power action.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The surprising lack of humor in So Close, and long, trying stretches between combat sequences aren't likely to attract new converts to the genre.
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50

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
If it weren't for the estrogen-fueled action scenes -- choreographed by director Cory Yuen with wit and style -- So Close would be as disposable as the shampoo ad it all too often resembles.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A silly Hong Kong action flick from actor-turned-director Corey Yuen, fits nicely in the "bimbo fu" genre.
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66 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.