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  • Summary: He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens ofHe's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why. (Sony) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. U-Turn is an overdue event, a chance for Stone to apply his hypnotic acid-trip-of-the-soul wizardry to something sexy and lowdown.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    The stylistic fun Stone has in dramatizing this crime of passion thoroughly revitalizes the well-worked genre.
  3. 75
    Yet, although Stone has clearly made this motion picture with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, he nevertheless manages to capture all of the tension and mystery necessary to hold the viewer's interest.
  4. 60
    In U-Turn Stone is reaching for the pulp without the politics. He's trying for noir as ritual dance. But Stone is too frenzied a filmmaker to keep the dance steps simple.
  5. It demonstrates a filmmaker in complete command of his craft and with little control over his impulses.
  6. The trouble, which becomes quickly and oppressively apparent, is that the screenplay has no point except its plot. No theme, no intent of anything like Oliver Stone weight, is ever manifested.
  7. 20
    The parade of eccentrics never ends, and Stone's near-miraculous achievement is to drain the life right out of material so sordid you'd think it couldn't help but be interesting. A must to avoid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. DavidS.
    Aug 19, 2006
    10
    One of my top ten movies of all time! The critics must have all been smoking crack!
  2. Al
    Mar 11, 2006
    9
    A brilliant, positively insane mish mash melting pot of styles and genres. Overheated, jittery and brilliantly acted, this is a wry, witty A brilliant, positively insane mish mash melting pot of styles and genres. Overheated, jittery and brilliantly acted, this is a wry, witty rollercoaster of a film. A real cult flick. Expand
  3. AveryH.
    Jan 14, 2007
    9
    An excellent movie, some of Stone's finest cinematography. This movie seems to strike a chord in everyone, and seems to be kept in the An excellent movie, some of Stone's finest cinematography. This movie seems to strike a chord in everyone, and seems to be kept in the last page of everyone's DVD library. Expand

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