Skip to main content

reviews

50
Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The Saint leaves star Val Kilmer and director Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games) fighting to enliven an exhausted character. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Kilmer dons 12 disguises in all, polishes them with impeccable accents and pliable postures and gives a performance that's far and away the best aspect of the diverting The Saint. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    More entertaining than Mission: Impossible or the last Bond film, Goldeneye, it brings back the humour and sang-froid that makes the genre work. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The Saint is more of a character-based thriller than a strict stunts-and-explosions film, which is a good thing because the action sequences are mostly flat and obligatory. Even when he generates a degree of tension, director Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger) is unable to sustain it, and the disappointing ending is not only long and drawn out, but lacks a sense of closure. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Compared with the sensational stunts and special effects in the Bond series, The Saint seems positively leisurely. The fight scenes go on too long and are not interesting, the villains aren't single-minded enough, and the Saint seems more like a disguise fetishist than a formidable international operative. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Val Kilmer is fun as the mercurial hero, and Elisabeth Shue would be great as the physicist if she didn't waste so much time making googoo-eyes at her handsome new boyfriend. show more

  • 25
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    While the original conception of The Saint gave us a debonair, sophisticated and roguish detective, the new movie, directed stiffly by Phillip Noyce ( "Clear and Present Danger" ), gives us Val Kilmer as a greedy high-tech daredevil thief with the moves of Batman, the clunky disguises of Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible" and the morals of an alley cat. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    There's no lack of style or pace from Noyce, just the sense that it isn't quite gelling together. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Kilmer slips in and out of a series of ludicrously elaborate disguises, some more convincing than others, while poor Shue shuffles through the role of a sexy, book-reading babe pretending to be a dowdy lady scientist in kneesocks. show more

  • 20
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    What could have been a cool concept movie buckles under an uninspired script and some treacherous miscasting. show more

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X