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  • October 12, 2001
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In its unleashing of relentless, cosmic retribution, The Operator is not unlike the recent "Joy Ride."
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The performances are so solid - and newcomer Jon Dichter's direction (he also wrote the script) is so utterly assured - that the rather...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though clearly shot on a shoestring, it's handsome, tightly written and generally well acted.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If The Operator, which is Mr. Dichter's directorial debut, has a clever concept, it clasps it much too fiercely to its chest.
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Utter lack of irony and curiosity.
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40

Slate

By David Edelstein
A movie about a man forced to stop thinking of himself as the center of the universe ends up feeling suffocatingly self-centered.
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40

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Despite some brief nudity and much swearing, the whole endeavor feels like some sort of half-assed Christian "Adventures in Faith" story I...
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40

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A mostly slick, intelligent psychological thriller/modern morality tale flawed by occasional lapses of subtlety and a central performance...
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20

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Can't surmount its own ineptitude.
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