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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    De Palma seems to be trying too hard to make somebody else's great movie, once again an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Would someone please tell this guy to relax? show more

  • 75
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    Snake Eyes sports some of the most breathtaking filmmaking of De Palma's career -- and Nicolas Cage is the one actor who cannot be upstaged by it. [18 September 1998, p. 11E] show more

  • 63
    New York Daily News

    A dicey thriller visually, De Palma kicks off the movie on quite a roll, but the story craps out. [7 August 1998, p. 57] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The real heroes are cinematographer Stephen H. Burum and editor Bill Pankow, who help the picture keep popping even when its plot and dialogue go into a slump. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Mixed together, all of this makes for a fascinating viewing experience, but the unfortunate ending diluted my enthusiasm for the film as a whole. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Great pictures are seamless; in this one, you can not only see the seams but count the stitches. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    The movie's coda is completely ridiculous and, worse yet, boring. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's the worst kind of bad film: the kind that gets you all worked up and then lets you down, instead of just being lousy from the first shot. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Cage and Sinise earn their pay, but the story by De Palma and David Koepp -- which strains for romantic glory of De Palma's "Blow Out" or "Obsession" -- gives away too much too early. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The identity of the bad guy is ludicrously obvious; and his public unmasking relies on the dopiest contrivance in recent memory. show more

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