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  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The trajectory of the film -- despite its excellent cast and intelligent mounting -- is too preordained. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Its ideas are worth pondering, but as a movie it's less memorable than its interesting cast suggests. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Infuriating grab-bag of a movie. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The climactic shootout might have more impact if we actually cared about the so-called characters. show more

  • 25
    J. Rentilly TNT RoughCut

    Reddin's script lacks the sophistication that might make the film's message about guns more than a 90-minute public service announcement with a good cast. show more

  • 80
    L.A. Weekly

    This is a dream cast who practically sing screenwriter Keith Reddin's funny, literate dialogue. show more

  • 40
    Amy Taubin Village Voice

    More commendable as social protest than as filmmaking. show more

  • 30
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Misfires badly as both an entertainment and a message movie. show more

  • 30
    Dana Stevens The New York Times

    Like a ham-fisted high-concept public service announcement, directed with stagy deliberateness and written with tin-eared vernacular speechiness. show more

  • 30
    Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader

    Two generic ideas amount to nothing in this theatrical dark comedy about violence and information overload. show more

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