Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Polanski's directing is marvelously assured and Depp is always fun to watch.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Elegant, scary fun.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The movie falls apart toward the end as it enters "Eyes Wide Shut" territory, but until then, it's fun to see bookworms cast in the James Bond mode.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Begins to take on a striking resemblance to the infamously bad "Eyes Wide Shut."
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A devilish little comedy whose urbane, satirical humor will probably sail right over the heads of audiences weaned on Scream.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Summoning silliness Roman Polanski salutes and spoofs satanic thrillers .
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
The script is so bereft of real surprises that it's best to keep the lid on what few there are.
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Mr. Showbiz

The once-talented Mr. Polanski is hard to spot.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A film not even a star as foxed and foxy as Johnny Depp himself could save.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A supernatural thriller that is neither super, natural, nor thrilling.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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