Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 29, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
74
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 30 Critics
Positive:
24
Mixed:
6
Negative:
0
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100
Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.
100
Both the movie and Denzel Washington are knockouts.
90
TNT RoughCutMorgan Fouch
One of year's most thought-provoking and soul-stirring films.
88
An expertly crafted, deeply moving film.
80
In Washington's finely shaded performance he's a low-pressure system, illuminated by distant flashes of lightning.
75
Jewison's focus on the Canadians' dogged do-gooderism might have actually prevented a good movie from being a great one.
75
(Washington's is) an astonishing performance, partly because it's so devoid of histrionics, and it has Oscar nomination written all over it.
70
NewsweekKevin Stuart
The dedication of the Canadian team strains belief at times, and for good reason.