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  • Summary: A psychological thriller about a narcissistic Dallas attorney who vents his frustration on a telephone operator and finds himself the target of her vengeance.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. In its unleashing of relentless, cosmic retribution, The Operator is not unlike the recent "Joy Ride."
  2. 63
    The performances are so solid - and newcomer Jon Dichter's direction (he also wrote the script) is so utterly assured - that the rather contrived ending barely seems to detract from the film's entertainment value.
  3. 60
    Though clearly shot on a shoestring, it's handsome, tightly written and generally well acted.
  4. Utter lack of irony and curiosity.
  5. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    40
    Despite some brief nudity and much swearing, the whole endeavor feels like some sort of half-assed Christian "Adventures in Faith" story I might have endured in Sunday school.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    40
    A movie about a man forced to stop thinking of himself as the center of the universe ends up feeling suffocatingly self-centered.
  7. Can't surmount its own ineptitude.

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