The Yards Synopsis
An ex-con (Mark Wahlberg) takes a job at his corrupt uncle's subway-train business.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Classic in feel and loaded with sumptuous performances.
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78

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
May not have enough story to sustain its narrative momentum, but Gray just might be our best shot at a new Coppola.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Shines whenever we see the performances of Phoenix and Caan.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's that ambiguity that makes the film interesting.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
With one exception (hint: Faye Dunaway), the actors seem remarkably at home in their milieu.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
By the end, we're left with a feeling of depletion rather than resolution, which may have been Gray's intention.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Instead of the usual contrast of black and white, The Yards offers a vivid palette of grays, and it's a far more rewarding color scheme for...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Keeps sinking into its own grimness.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A drama about corruption in the city's transit system that's not only hard boiled but also dipped in egg batter dialogue and deep fried.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Self-importance sinks this one like a stone.
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Rated R | For Scene of Sexuality, Language and Violence