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Variety

By Todd McCarthy
With its strong premise, a couple of fine performances and highly polished tooling, The Jackal scores as an involving high-tech thriller...
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
It's a good job this works so well as a machine-made movie, because its grasp of political realities is nebulous.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though consistently handsome, the film never quite achieves the shallow but hugely seductive intensity of its MTV-style opening credits...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Amusing performances -- especially from Willis, who takes on a new personality with each new hairstyle -- can't disguise the fact that the...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A trashy, frenetic remake of Fred Zinnemann's 1973 The Day of the Jackal, The Jackal is mired in blood, cheap shocks, and a random network...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Actually, the more distance the studio places between the two films, the better, because the 1997 production can't hold a candle to the...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Jackal, on the other hand, impressed me with its absurdity. There was scarcely a second I could take seriously.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
This remake of Fred Zinnemann's well-regarded Day of the Jackal (1973) not only fails to match the modest entertainment value of Frederick...
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30

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Not since "Peacemaker" have we witnessed such a battle of wits.
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
What keeps coming to mind throughout The Jackal is that for what it cost to make this movie you could probably pay some nice hit man to...
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Wow willis !

By fostermandi
Wow so many different disguises and so evil! Willis is awwwwwsome...