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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48

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  1. Jul 23, 2014
    10
    It was compared to " Seven" when it was released and been underrated for years.however it is a great example for suspense thrillers as it stays away from some cliches like jump out of seat scenes and plots like many so-called thrillers did in the 90s .Copycat also shines with its subplot, score and characters .

    Highly recommended
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54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 88
    With its rare mixture of intelligent plotting, flawless acting, and start-to- finish tension, Copycat is a force to be reckoned with.
  2. The screenplay for Copycat, by Ann Biderman and Jay Presson Allen from a story by David Madsen, is otherwise so crackling good that character development threatens to eclipse the actual crimes.
  3. 88
    It creates original characters - Hudson and, especially, the little dynamo M. J. - and makes them more important than the plot. We care, and that's the key.