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Rampart

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

February 10, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Oren Moverman

Starring :

Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright Penn, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Brie Larson, Cynthia Nixon, Audra McDonald, Jon Foster, Jon Bernthal, Don Creech

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 5

“..ultimately the in-your-face style and confusing story stop the emotions from getting truly under your skin..”
by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film]
Review rate : C+

“..the film spins out of control, careening between convoluted subplots, with the emotional pitch of the piece swinging too wildly..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
3.5 of 5

“..the film is stronger as a result..”
by Shaun Munro [What Culture]
3 of 5

“..the film doesn't really offer anything new to the bad-cop genre..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..the effect is wearying rather than exhilarating..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..overlapping dialogue, slow zooms, and measured pacing..”
by Glenn Heath Jr. [Slant Magazine]
“..offers one for its lead and creates an indelible portrait in the process..”
by Stephen Saito [Premiere Magazine]
“..its relentless downward spiral makes for an overdetermined, not entirely satisfying character study with modest niche-release prospects..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..it worth seeking out once it gets released..”
by Chris Bumbray [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
Review rate : C+

“..however, the story soon proves as unfocused as the scenery..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
2 of 5

“..even during this stretch Moverman is unable to wholeheartedly grab the viewer..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
“..created a fascinatingly elliptical, open-ended pulp fiction out of a character study so subjective it's nearly psychedelic..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
Review rate : D

“..as the movie drags on, though, it takes on a throbbing, sick monotone..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]

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LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]