Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: April 30, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 28 Critics
Positive:
26
Mixed:
2
Negative:
0
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Hell has not yet frozen over, but here's something equally unexpected: David Mamet has made a G-rated movie for adults.
75
In the movie's high point, (Jeremy) Northam conducts an antagonistic interview with the boy, who eludes well-placed lawyerly traps.
75
A pleasure to watch and also serves as a reminder of a time when "right over might" was at the core of a powerful country's credo. [28 May 1999, Tempo, p.5]