The Crying Game Synopsis
IRA underling (Stephen Rea) meets doomed British soldier's (Forest Whitaker) lover.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Rea and Davidson are incomparably good in an exceptional film that is by turns darkly funny and deeply affecting. Though Jordan's control...
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Simultaneously a tough, haunting, lyrical, hopeful film, and the tears it wants us to shed are an alloy of sorrow and joy - cleansing...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of a very few films that wants to do something unexpected and challenging, and succeeds even beyond its ambitions. See this film. Then...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
By the time The Crying Game is over, you'll never look at beauty in quite the same way.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Persistently upends expectations without insult, as it pulls you into a netherworld filled with yearning, whimsy, and danger. [15 Dec 1992,...
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88

Chicago Tribune

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A crackling good movie. [18 Dec 1992]
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As is often the case with European films, the acting is superlative...The real standout, however, is newcomer Jaye Davidson, whose...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This grade-A sleeper sends you out with an unexpected smile. [25 Nov 1992]
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a movie filled with surprises, including one outright kick in the head that qualifies as one of the biggest movie moments of 1992. [18...
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63

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Parts of the film are flatly directed...It certainly keeps the audience guessing, though, and few movies explode so many stereotypes. [31...
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garbage

By ihatepasswords1
This movie is garbage and really sucks. It doesn't connect. And it's such a stupid twist and completely unbelievable . The best acting in the movie was from forest...

THIS MOVIE!

By Chimi_Changa
This movie freakin' sucks. It's so gay! Like when Jill raped that guy!!! OMG was ****ing gay?!?!?!?!?!?! **** this movie! -_-'''''''''''''''''...

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