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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Has a wicked sense of humor. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Schrader's main interest is not in the mystery, per se, but in the political intrigue of incestuous Washington, where conflicts of interest are the norm and morality is indeed relative. The points are well-taken, but Harrelson's performance often gets in their way. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    While it can be labeled a thriller or a murder mystery, the film is talky, unhurried, contains little action and shows more interest in how characters think and behave than in its plot. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A quietly enthralling film because it contains the murder and the investigation within Carter's smooth calm. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is not Schrader's finest work. The script is not tight, the ending disappoints, and there's a little too much drawn from "American Gigolo." But there are some great one-liners, compelling actors, and well-developed characters. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Harrelson's charming flamboyance - seen to great effect in "No Country for Old Men" - is a great fit for Carter, who carries no small amount of self-loathing under his carefully coifed toupee. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though ultimately flawed, the film's depiction of velvet-gloved cruelty and matter-of-fact betrayal is surprisingly potent, and it's pure pleasure to watch Bacall prowling the corridors of power, tossing her golden mane and tossing off world-weary observations in a voice pitched somewhere between a purr and a growl. show more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle

    Guilty of the most mortal of all movie sins: It's dull. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The brittle, very ''written'' catty quips meant to characterize Washington hypocrisy sound perfunctory; the story of an aging, self-hating homosexual who goes home alone to his lacquered town house feels ancient as well as uncomfortable for the writer-director. (Harrelson seems both game and ill at ease.) show more

  • 50
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    While it's hard to dismiss his intention or effort, Harrelson's one-note performance sinks the film. show more

  • May 22, 2008 Elaine
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    THE BEST IN THE WASTE REMOVAL BIZ!! THEY ARE OUR 4TH COMPANY TO COME ACROSS. VERY PROF. EXCELLENT DRIVING AND PICKER UPPERS. GOOD PRICE ALSO. WE WILL NEVER SWITCH AGAIN!!! NO NEED TO.

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