• Released
  • March 5, 2004
  • NR
  • Documentary
The Reckoning Synopsis
Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team are followed as they try to bring criminals to justice.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Celebrates the craft of acting both in its story and in fine performances.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's made with seriousness, intelligence and craft, and filmgoers who aren't put off by the slow pace of life in 1380 should see it.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has just a little too much of the whodunit and the thriller and not enough of the temper of its clash between cultures, but it works, maybe...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Reckoning, with a script by Mark Mills, demands close attention; it's a play of words and ideas crowding for consideration.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A beguiling, multilayered drama.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
The notion that stories are the lies that tell the truth isn't new -- even Shakespeare knew that -- but the central conceit of "let's save...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Has so many ideas working in it that they all but suffocate its thin plot.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie has none of the embarrassing absurdity and cheap effects that made last year's trip back to the 14th century, "Timeline,'' such a...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
By any reckoning, director Paul McGuigan and writer Mark Mills seem mighty ground down trying to buck these medieval odds.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The crucial evidence has to do with rigor mortis. The movie's a stiff too.
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Rated NR