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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 83 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There is devilish fun in this look into 1990s white-collar crime. But the jokes are the kind you choke on. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Matt Damon's old-fashioned, brilliantly calibrated character turn as a corporate schnook-turned-whistle-blower; and Marvin Hamlisch's retro-groovy score. For the movie's first hour or so, the pair of them together make for four-star entertainment. The last half hour, not so much. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Soderbergh takes a deadly serious news story and amplifies and colors it to the point of outrageousness. The results aren't always consistent, but they are undeniably compelling. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's overextended and exhaustingly comic. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bakula is the ideal surrogate for a perplexed audience. Similarly, Whitacre's exasperated wife, played by Melanie Lynskey, is drily funny. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Has two aces going for it: Soderbergh's poking at the mazelike holes in American business and Damon's whirling dervish performance. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The whole film, a comedy about crime and mental illness, seems at war with itself. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    As Soderbergh lovingly peels away veil after veil of deception, the film develops into an unexpected human comedy. Not that any of the characters are laughing. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    More than any previous screen role, this one affords Damon a chance to work his sly comic chops. show more

  • 88
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    By turning a whistle-blower into a tragicomic figure, Soderbergh sustains our interest in a complicated financial scheme and rewards it with a kickback of ghastly laughs. show more

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    SO GREAT! hahaha this movie is funny! Parts of the movie are kind of slow, but trust me, keep watching and it will be well worth it. Matt Damon\'s character is amazing, he does such a great job!

  • March 28, 2011 buddy20112011
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    Nothing funny here except the idea that someone thought this was funny.

  • October 25, 2010 db528
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    The movie was interesting, but what really blew me away was one caption at the very end. After embezzling millions of dollars from ADM and serving eight years in prison, after telling one lie after another to try to save his own ass, he's made chief operating officer of Cypress Systems, Inc.

  • June 21, 2010 ireckin1971
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    BORING!!! I'm from Decatur Illinois so I thought it might be interesting, but it was really really bad!!!!

  • May 16, 2010 Miss Demeanor
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    really really not entertaining at ALL. Thank goodness I rented it at a RedBox!

  • March 13, 2010 PawPrintPower1
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    that movie was THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 09, 2010 skidder0414
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    Holy terrible movie!

  • November 11, 2009 NewSajay16
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    there is a clear picture between the comments of those who hated the movie and those who liked ******** interesting.

  • October 24, 2009 ALPHA THE SAME
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    Saw this movie, and I enjoyed it. Laughed at the depiction of THE FAILED SYSTEM! Money Talks and People are like ROBOTS > Milking and Working Every Possible Angle! This a Thinking Man's Movie and I am a Thinking Woman! So for me, it works! If You like beat 'em up, knock 'em down, drag it out, gore, blood & guts < NOT for You! But, if You want to confirm The Times, The HEADLINES and The GOLDEN RULE that >>> The Love of MONEY is The Root of ALL EVIL, then, this ONE is Worth YOUR time and ticket!

  • October 21, 2009 anguyen211
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    Matt Damon is a great actor, but this movie can only be described as tedious. I would not recommend this movie to anyone.


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