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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Self-importance sinks this one like a stone. show more

  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Keeps sinking into its own grimness. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Instead of the usual contrast of black and white, The Yards offers a vivid palette of grays, and it's a far more rewarding color scheme for a movie. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    With one exception (hint: Faye Dunaway), the actors seem remarkably at home in their milieu. show more

  • 78
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    May not have enough story to sustain its narrative momentum, but Gray just might be our best shot at a new Coppola. show more

  • 88
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Classic in feel and loaded with sumptuous performances. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's that ambiguity that makes the film interesting. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Shines whenever we see the performances of Phoenix and Caan. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The cast is just right for this mini-"Godfather" yarn, and Gray's filmmaking is generally on target even if it does tend to dawdle along the way. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Visually accomplished and wonderfully acted. show more

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