New Line Cinema | Release Date: April 6, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
52
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 34 Critics
Positive:
12
Mixed:
19
Negative:
3
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Rarely since the tale of the Corleones has a movie presented such a compelling, sympathetic portrait of a criminal lowlife.
63
Too soft on its lead character and too willing to chalk up America's drug appetites to the times-that-were-a-changin' in the '60s.
63
It's a real disappointment: too hasty, too scattered and superficial, and, in the end, disappointingly sappy and sentimental.
50
The real problem is that there's nothing to George but the movie's props.
50
When George’s fortunes start to go from bad to worse, so does the movie.
50
A textbook case of a film that's befuddled by its subject.
50
Blew its chance to be an epic drug opera. It's only nostril-deep.
50
A facile treatment of a complicated subject.
50
A watchable mediocrity at best.
30
Blow works for a scene or two, then stalls.