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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Don't even try to make any sense of this --none of it elicits a moment of genuine concern. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Don't say you weren't warned. There are instant clues that this ill-timed Michael Douglas vehicle is a dually unfortunate viewing experience. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This noirish, sourish thriller left me unmoving as well as unmoved. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    I left the film wondering where at the Bellevue-like psychiatric facility that schizophrenic teenager obtained such a becoming brick-red lipstick. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A fairly nifty piece of suspense filmmaking, with a strong if relatively undemanding performance from Douglas. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie as a whole looks and occasionally plays better than it is. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Almost nothing new to offer -- despite its good actors, flashy visuals and well-textured New York gloss and grit. But there are teasing hints of another, better movie buried inside somewhere. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie has promise as a psychological thriller, but the filmmakers show far more interest in chases and shoot-outs than characters and ideas. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    Until it collapses into a pile of contrivances, Don't Say a Word makes for a serviceable, workmanlike thriller. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Heartlessly efficient kidnap thriller. show more

  • December 26, 2008 robbie61987
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    I don't think the picture was half bad, and it deserves a second look. But try telling this to dumb theater critics.

  • August 25, 2008 Grim Morton
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