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  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Morlando's approach, influenced by interviews with the real Boyd in his old age, is cerebral and melancholic. The tone is more foreboding than suspenseful. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    Doreen's scenes are meant to highlight the cost to the people surrounding Eddie. But the many efforts to link his psyche to his war experiences never gel, and Eddie remains a wraith, his real emotions as pallid as the film's colors. show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Its commentary on our fascination with law-breakers is virtually nonexistent, except to the extent that the film itself revels in the doomed romanticism of its own protagonist. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    As good as Citizen Gangster is, it would be even better if you could understand the dialogue. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    Writer-director Nathan Morlando leeches every last bit of color from the frame, until the world around Boyd looks so dreary and drab you can almost understand his desire to liven the place up with a little theatrical mayhem. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    First-time writer-director Nathan Morlando shows commendable focus (even Cox dials it down), and his movie's modest aspirations nicely reflect the condition in which Boyd, his damaged charisma spent, finally thrives. show more

  • 60
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    To his credit, writer-director Nathan Morlando has crafted a stylishly shot and evocatively designed period piece. But it's the dashing, quietly charismatic Speedman who proves the main draw, holding our attention even when the movie doesn't. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A good-looking but passionless affair that remains stubbornly aloof from its audience. show more

  • 67
    The A.V. Club

    It feels like Morlando is juggling two movies at a time. And only one of them works really well-the one about a disaffected workaday vet avenging himself on the banality of his daily grind. show more

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