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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In this quiet, absorbing, shades-of-gray drama, a kind of thriller meditation on the schism in Northern Ireland, we get the story of not...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
That the would-be buddies are played by Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt ensures enough star power to keep things moving even during the...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though Hour 2's heavy emphasis on physical and emotional confrontations stimulates dramatic momentum, this respectable superstar meeting is...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Part of the reason The Devil's Own is endurable is because, in spite of various script deficiencies, both of the stars -- Pitt and Harrison...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The moral reasoning in the film is so confusing that only by completely sidestepping it can the plot work at all.
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60

Empire

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The emphasis on character in Rambo scribe Kevin Jarre's screenplay (aided by Vincent Patrick and David Aaron Cohen) gives the film...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The dramatic situations aren't intense or knotty enough to match the moral issues behind them, however.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Certainly, whatever surgery the script doctors performed, it didn't take. The limp result is a picture that is epic in intention and...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
An earnest, thoughtful, surprisingly well-written (given the number of writers who worked on it) drama about guilt and betrayal that...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pitt and Ford try to dig deeper, but the script undercuts them with preachy dialogue that might as well read, "Insert stereotype here."
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