• Released
  • May 21, 2004
  • NR
  • Melodrama
    Drama
  • 1 Fan Rating
70

Variety

By David Stratton
Shot on location in subdued colors, Twist offers much less hope for its troubled characters than Dickens did. Its very downbeat vision may turn off auds, which is a pity because the film has a great many qualities, not least the admirable performances of Stahl, Close and Pelletier.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Under Tierney's admirably low-key, unexploitative direction all his actors are memorable and never seem to be acting. Twist is decidedly dark but consistently engaging.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Unfortunately, despite some strong performances, the movie never really makes a case for its own existence.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's a mini-masterwork of acting. Stahl is definitely one to watch closely -- he's the real deal. But the emerging plot isn't.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's nothing original, nor compelling, about Twist.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Although the acting is uneven and the movie's dead spots make it feel far longer than its running time, the twist in Twist' is certainly clever.
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Tierney's so-serious script lacks any trace of humor, which might actually have made this depressing film feel a bit more real.
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
A stripling of 24, Tierney has a very young man's immature passion for unrelieved misery, which borders at times on the tedious, at others on the downright comical.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Even more egregious than the film's concept is its execution, as it somehow manages to make scenes of drug addiction, hustling and even brotherly incest quite tedious.
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25

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
More tedious than affecting.
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39 out of 100
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