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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    This offbeat emotional thriller is an unusually satisfying film, intricately constructed, surely directed and splendidly acted. [25 Nov 1992]
  2. By the time The Crying Game is over, you'll never look at beauty in quite the same way.
  3. 100
    One of a very few films that wants to do something unexpected and challenging, and succeeds even beyond its ambitions. See this film. Then shut up about it.
  4. Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    88
    A crackling good movie. [18 Dec 1992]
  5. 88
    As is often the case with European films, the acting is superlative...The real standout, however, is newcomer Jaye Davidson, whose performance is, without exaggeration, stunning...Not to be missed.
  6. Jordan would like us to believe that the three films are stages in a metamorphosis, but the stitching shows… Part Two, explored and expanded, might have made a good film, especially since Davidson gives a quiet, knowledgeable, perfectly poised performance. [14 Dec 1992]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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