75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Plays like an unusually ritzy festival circuit audition film, though McQuarrie, it must be said, aces the audition.
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75

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
Gives new meaning to the phrase "not for the squeamish."
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
So many characters to keep track of, so little time!
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A confused, empty, only occasionally funny mess of a movie.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Sometimes trips over its own contrivance, especially at the ammo-ridden end.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There's a good story buried somewhere in this melee.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
What pulls us along through the inky shoals of The Way of the Gun? Sheer style, plus the movie's refusal to play nice.
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42

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
An empty, affected exercise, executed with just enough style to make you wish McQuarrie had a motive beyond his own career.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Rotten, pretentious movie full of minimalist dialogue and self-consciously arty cinematography.
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Doesn't deliver an ounce of charm.
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49 out of 100
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