• Released
  • December 12, 2003
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
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The Statement Synopsis
Two people (Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam) pursue a man (Michael Caine) who collaborated with Nazis.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Has the hallmarks of a top-notch Jewison production -- splendid performances, especially from leads Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton and Jeremy...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Partly because of Caine and partly because of meticulous work by veteran director Norman Jewison, The Statement is a fiction done so...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There's a sensational, highly original performance by Swinton.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The Statement is an older man's film, and compassion is one of its strengths; Jewison and Caine make us feel pity and terror for the...
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63

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
As a thriller, The Statement is relatively disappointing, but as a moral study, the movie proves far more promising.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As depicted here, the political story becomes convoluted and dramatically inert.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Jewison dodges the issues in the script by Ronald Harwood (The Pianist) to focus on cat-and-mouse chases that kill interest.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
For a story that centers on intrigue in high places, the few even halfway-grabbing scenes come from the mild if unexplored sexual tension...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If any actor could reveal the squirmy soul of a war criminal, it's Caine, so it feels like a cheat when The Statement gives him nothing to...
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Harwood's screenplay obscures any sort of philosophical, religious, or historical considerations in favor of pulpy and faith-bruising...
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