100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Simply the best adaptation of any John le Carré thriller to make it to the screen.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
A sweaty, vital masterpiece that's always one step ahead of its audience.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a love story only in passing. And yet the love story is what lingers in the mind and gives energy and meaning to everything that happens on-screen.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A masterwork of suspense, romance and political intrigue.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is smart, serious, and adult about something that matters, but not at the expense of a kind of awful, sensual revelry as le Carré's capacious plot hurtles to its big finish.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A slick, fast-paced production with first-rate performances and an emotional punch you won't soon forget.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine put a human face on John le Carre's novel of sex, lies and dirty politics in modern Africa. Prepare for a thrilling ride.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
His (Fernando Meirelles) impressionistic, guerilla style of filmmaking works surprisingly well in capturing the hypnotic urgency of le Carre's fiction. And his viewpoint is less British and more Third World.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A predictable conspiracy thriller that somehow ends up diminishing the real urgency of the West's humanitarian disconnect from Africa. If it sends audiences home to log on to the Amnesty International website, terrific -- but that still doesn't make it a very good movie.
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50

Wall Street Journal

In the end, The Constant Gardener is hardly more than yet another study of white, upper-middle-class martyrdom rather than the hard look at third-world suffering it might've been.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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