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The Believer

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 05/17/2002 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 28 reviews

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The New York Times
This willfully provocative film portrait offers lots of raging, vulgarity and shock but little insight into the character's psychopathology. Full Review
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
The movie's shift into an implausible thriller magnifies its lack of character development. But Gosling gives an impassioned performance throughout. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
It is a challenging film, if not always a narratively cohesive one. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
I confess I don't fully understand Danny's (or the movie's) zigs and zags, but I was glued to the thing anyway -- it has an inexplicable inner logic -- and I admire Bean for refusing to settle into any easy groove. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
What it's about is also what it requires for proper appreciation -- the ability of the human mind to hold, and even cherish, diametrically opposite thoughts. Full Review

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