The Caveman's Valentine

Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 8 out of 27

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Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    An intriguing, visually startling murder mystery that showcases the virtuosity of Samuel L. Jackson.
  2. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    75
    Holds less water as a mystery because its plot holes - and choppy pacing - make it seem as disconnected from reality as its hero. But Jackson is so frighteningly effective, and affecting, as Romulus that you're sucked in anyway.
  3. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    75
    So suggestively atmospheric is Amelia Vincent's cinematography and Robin Standefer's art direction that mood -- and of course Jackson's performance -- sustains the movie.
  4. 75
    To watch Samuel L. Jackson in the role is to realize again what a gifted actor he is, how skilled at finding the right way to play a character who, in other hands, might be unplayable.
  5. If anyone can sell the idea of ... some psycho "Sherlock Holmes," it's Samuel L. Jackson.
  6. There is pleasure in giving oneself up to the gusty swirls of the film's imagery, and especially to the handsome grandeur of its star.
  7. Never quite shakes itself free of the tired cliche that street people are quirky, sometimes cute, and somehow privy to a spiritual purity lost to us social folk.
  8. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    63
    The movie loses its magic by the time the solution is revealed.
  9. The details of the story, crucial in a picture that's at least partly a mystery, remain a tangled blur.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 6, 2012
    6
    A Neo Gothic Thriller
    Not Much Of One