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Shadow Dancer

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

May 31, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

James Marsh

Starring :

Andrea Riseborough, Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann, Michael McElhatton

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

2 of 4

“..Shadow Dancer is a dull, hackneyed disappointment that is most effective when it draws you into the daily working routine of the McVeigh household..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..measured intelligence and artfully apportioned suspense..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
4 of 4

“..few thrillers have anything like so much visual texture - and it's one of the reasons the film surprises and shocks you before it's done..”
by David Sexton [Evening Standard]
2 of 5

“..even Marsh's grace notes-a funeral riot, a character washing the dishes while awaiting a date with death-can't goad the story to life as it slouches toward a climax..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
2 of 5

“..but neither the hesitant script - adapted by Tom Bradby from his own novel - nor the sluggish tempo give her enough support..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
4 of 5

“..beautifully shot, quietly gripping thriller with a strong script, impressive production design and a terrific central performance from Andrew Riseborough..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
2.5 of 5

“.."Shadow Dancer" is ominously subdued and grimly taciturn. The dialogue is minimal. Only what has to be said is said, and the tone of most of it is one of quiet urgency..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Geoffrey Macnab [The Independent]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

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