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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Jewison dodges the issues in the script by Ronald Harwood (The Pianist) to focus on cat-and-mouse chases that kill interest. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As depicted here, the political story becomes convoluted and dramatically inert. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    For a story that centers on intrigue in high places, the few even halfway-grabbing scenes come from the mild if unexplored sexual tension between co-Caine sleuthers Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Northam. show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Partly because of Caine and partly because of meticulous work by veteran director Norman Jewison, The Statement is a fiction done so effectively, it rings true -- even slick lines that may otherwise be rancid. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There's a sensational, highly original performance by Swinton. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Has the hallmarks of a top-notch Jewison production -- splendid performances, especially from leads Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Northam, a pulse-quickening pace and production values that establish story and character within a distinct environment. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The Statement is an older man's film, and compassion is one of its strengths; Jewison and Caine make us feel pity and terror for the victims as well. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    As a thriller, The Statement is relatively disappointing, but as a moral study, the movie proves far more promising. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Never comes together as a persuasive whole. Instead of moral complexity, we get an overfamiliar pursuit tale and investigation story. Worse, the movie fails the first test of a thriller: It lacks any significant suspense. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I don't require that a movie have a message, but in a message movie it is helpful to know what the message is. show more

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