100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This thriller is so expertly -- and perversely -- poised that audience members may find themselves secretly rooting for the duplicitous Ripley.
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100

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It's that rare movie with a sense of timeliness that is eternal, and a protagonist whose soul-crushed angst, even at its most fatal, speaks to the little boy/girl lost in everyone.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is as intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Minghella makes an enticing, intelligent, well-shaped picture about the extreme perils of class envy and sexual panic.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A slick, twisty, top-of-the-line crime thriller with gorgeously sensual textures and a screenful of wickedly faceted performances.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
In a possible breakthrough role, Law would seem to be the big winner.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The talented Mr. Minghella has made an imperfect movie but not an impersonal one. His morality tale means to get under the skin, and does.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Matt Damon's performance isn't bad, but it pales in comparison with Law's.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Takes startling - and startlingly unpleasant - turns. This is not a film with anything approximating a conventional ending.
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74

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A near-perfect confection, a beautifully executed Hollywood all-you-can-eat salad bar of glamour, plot twists, breathtaking Mediterranean vistas, and jazz.
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76 out of 100
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