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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In its unleashing of relentless, cosmic retribution, The Operator is not unlike the recent "Joy Ride." show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The performances are so solid - and newcomer Jon Dichter's direction (he also wrote the script) is so utterly assured - that the rather contrived ending barely seems to detract from the film's entertainment value. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though clearly shot on a shoestring, it's handsome, tightly written and generally well acted. show more

  • 40
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    Despite some brief nudity and much swearing, the whole endeavor feels like some sort of half-assed Christian "Adventures in Faith" story I might have endured in Sunday school. show more

  • 50
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Utter lack of irony and curiosity. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    If The Operator, which is Mr. Dichter's directorial debut, has a clever concept, it clasps it much too fiercely to its chest. show more

  • 40
    David Edelstein Slate

    A movie about a man forced to stop thinking of himself as the center of the universe ends up feeling suffocatingly self-centered. show more

  • 40

    A mostly slick, intelligent psychological thriller/modern morality tale flawed by occasional lapses of subtlety and a central performance that veers just to the wrong side of empathetic. show more

  • 20
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Can't surmount its own ineptitude. show more

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