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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Contrived and overly schematic, but De Niro and Hoffman are such good actors that it never slips into pat sentiment. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Worth stumbling into on cable not all that far into next year. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hoffman's turn as the drag queen has its endearing and comically catty moments, but Flawless' utter phoniness subsumes all efforts at honest acting. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Save your breath, and your money. show more

  • 66
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Perhaps most depressingly, in pulling out all the stops for an ugly, violent climax, he (Schumacher) cheapens this vividly drawn slice of life, turning it into a tiresomely flawed, garden-variety vigilante thriller. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    More fable than slice of life, and all these people and props give Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman their opening to create two screwy characters from opposite ends of the great personality divide show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A smartly crafted throwback to the gritty Manhattan crime melodramas of the '40s . show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    At its best when it simply lets Hoffman and De Niro play off each other . show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    De Niro gives a technically brilliant performance as Walt, struggling with a body that will no longer obey him. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's obvious and stereotypical. It's leaden and unconvincing. It's not nearly as outrageous as it thinks it is. show more

  • October 17, 2010 Viczito
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    This is a movie with emotion, pain, healing and amazing acting. If you have not seen it you must. Robert touch a whole new side to his already brilliant acting career. If this was rereleased it would be a hit. , Vicki

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