User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 9 out of 37
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  1. JonK.
    Apr 26, 2003
    0
    Absolute trash. Plot holes the size of craters, absolutely atrocious acting across the board, and De Palma's love of cripplingly illogical plotlines combine to make this half-baked monstrosity damn-near unwatchable. Casting supermodels in lead acting roles is a questionable tactic at the best of times; in this movie, Romijn-Stamos works extremely hard at looking good while doing Absolute trash. Plot holes the size of craters, absolutely atrocious acting across the board, and De Palma's love of cripplingly illogical plotlines combine to make this half-baked monstrosity damn-near unwatchable. Casting supermodels in lead acting roles is a questionable tactic at the best of times; in this movie, Romijn-Stamos works extremely hard at looking good while doing nothing with what little she has to work with. Any one of the multiple plot twists that can only be characterized as childish would have ruined the movie; together, they weigh it down like stones in a sack. Being insulted by people is bad enough. But being insulted by movies...folks, that's just beneath our human dignity. Expand
  2. ZeljkoM.
    Sep 24, 2003
    2
    Awfull!
  3. SimpsonS.
    Nov 10, 2002
    2
    Sucked big time.....such a waste of a good lesbian scene.
  4. TheIceMan
    Nov 12, 2002
    1
    What a huge piece of crap ! I wish that, like in the movie, I had a deja-vu preminition about what this movie was going to be like BEFORE paying for my ticket to see this load of garbage.....I would have seen something....ANYTHING else ! The ONLY saving grace about this movie was the lez scene between the two actresses in the first 10 minutes of the film. The rest is ALL What a huge piece of crap ! I wish that, like in the movie, I had a deja-vu preminition about what this movie was going to be like BEFORE paying for my ticket to see this load of garbage.....I would have seen something....ANYTHING else ! The ONLY saving grace about this movie was the lez scene between the two actresses in the first 10 minutes of the film. The rest is ALL crap.....absolutely stinky. Roger Ebert, and all the others that gave this thing a high rating are all smoking something pretty strong ! Expand
  5. JosiahR.
    Dec 9, 2002
    0
    This is probably the worst movie I've seen since Brotherhood of the Wolf, and it gives Manos: The Hands of Fate a serious run for its money. The plot is pathetically pieced together, notoriously cliche', and its attempts at art-house cinematic tricks are laughable. I've always considered Scarface overrated, and this most recent film by Brian DePalma proves him a director to This is probably the worst movie I've seen since Brotherhood of the Wolf, and it gives Manos: The Hands of Fate a serious run for its money. The plot is pathetically pieced together, notoriously cliche', and its attempts at art-house cinematic tricks are laughable. I've always considered Scarface overrated, and this most recent film by Brian DePalma proves him a director to be panned. I must say though, my sides were aching from laughing so hard at this pathetic attempt at film-making. If you're looking for a movie to rip on a' la MST3K, go no farther than this one. Expand
  6. JoeL.
    Nov 27, 2002
    2
    Points for babes only. movie sucked - walked out.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. The story, to the extent that it is comprehensible, is pretentious and banal, closer to "Vanilla Sky" than "Notorious." But Mr. De Palma proves that, in the absence of insight or ideas, some amazing things are possible. It is possible, for instance, to be entranced by a movie without believing it for a second.
  2. Sexy, witty, energetic and gorgeous, but it is as stripped of the human element (in some of its production design, as well) as a minimalist Calvin Klein store.
  3. 38
    De Palma fools around with split screens and slo-mo, but no amount of cinematic artifice can varnish over the fact that this is simply a bad film.