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Based on 14 Critics
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  • Noirish thrillers live or die by their plot twists and dialogue -- talk literally being cheap compared to action shots. Unfortunately, the script by first-time filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson fails on both counts. show more

  • We accept the sincerity and altruistic motives of the aging loner he (Philip Baker Hall) portrays in this consciously spare Nevada-set sleeper. [13 March 1997, p. 8D] show more

  • Movies like Hard Eight remind me of what original, compelling characters the movies can sometimes give us. show more

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