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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Colorful and exciting, as far as it goes. But Boyle and Hodge pull back on their usual wit and grit. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a movie to feel. Even when the thinking isn't all there, the emotions are, all the way to the film's poignant last seconds. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Murky, pretentious and torturously inert. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Whether he's smacking into an iceberg or flopping topless onto a sandy beach, DiCaprio is still maddeningly lightweight. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    There's only so much meaningful interplay you can get out of a beachful of slackers and some tanning oil. show more

  • 34
    Mr. Showbiz

    The movie is an experience, of a sort they had a name for in the '60s: bummer. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Cinematographer Darius Khonji does a superb job of conveying both the sensual beauty (there's a spectacular moonlight-on-the-water sex scene with Leo and the lovely Ledoyen), and the darkness of Richard's paradise lost. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    An edgy, hypnotic entertainment that's like a Club Med production of "Lord of the Flies." show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Always a joy to look at -- and even if the story isn't half as profound as the filmmakers think it is. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    DiCaprio is up to all but the heaviest emotional lifting; when he enters a maniacal phase, you wish for Martin Sheen, who did the "back to the jungle" thing better in "Apocalypse Now." show more

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