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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A wildly implausible thriller. show more

  • 38
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Calling a cave of rocks home while spouting invective worthy of the Juilliard attendee he once was, homeless-by-choice Samuel L. Jackson worms his way into one of the least compelling mysteries in years. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    So suggestively atmospheric is Amelia Vincent's cinematography and Robin Standefer's art direction that mood -- and of course Jackson's performance -- sustains the movie. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Offers a dazzling showcase for Samuel L. Jackson. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    To watch Samuel L. Jackson in the role is to realize again what a gifted actor he is, how skilled at finding the right way to play a character who, in other hands, might be unplayable. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Holds less water as a mystery because its plot holes - and choppy pacing - make it seem as disconnected from reality as its hero. But Jackson is so frighteningly effective, and affecting, as Romulus that you're sucked in anyway. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie loses its magic by the time the solution is revealed. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The details of the story, crucial in a picture that's at least partly a mystery, remain a tangled blur. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    More psychological realism and less showy cinema would have made this offbeat melodrama more memorable. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Dramatically speaking, The Caveman's Valentine is a dead end. show more

  • November 21, 2011 iampogoab
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    Great book, Great movie! It is riveting, and Jackson incredible!!

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