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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an honest portrayal, but it leaves the audience stranded, without the emotional hook of a character we can care about. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Consistently compelling without being truly memorable. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A textbook case of a film that's befuddled by its subject. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The real problem is that there's nothing to George but the movie's props. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Ends up a portrait through a rose-colored lens, turning a social parasite into a Greek hero. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Rarely since the tale of the Corleones has a movie presented such a compelling, sympathetic portrait of a criminal lowlife. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Take away the drugs, and this is the story of a boring life in wholesale. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a real disappointment: too hasty, too scattered and superficial, and, in the end, disappointingly sappy and sentimental. show more

  • 63
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Too soft on its lead character and too willing to chalk up America's drug appetites to the times-that-were-a-changin' in the '60s. show more

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