(2001)

Critic Reviews

52

Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Rolling Stone
Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half.
88
New York Post
Rarely since the tale of the Corleones has a movie presented such a compelling, sympathetic portrait of a criminal lowlife.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Carries little in the way of passion or revelatory charge.
75
Consistently compelling without being truly memorable.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
Take away the drugs, and this is the story of a boring life in wholesale.
63
New York Daily News
Ends up a portrait through a rose-colored lens, turning a social parasite into a Greek hero.
63
Chicago Tribune
It's a real disappointment: too hasty, too scattered and superficial, and, in the end, disappointingly sappy and sentimental.
63
Baltimore Sun
Too soft on its lead character and too willing to chalk up America's drug appetites to the times-that-were-a-changin' in the '60s.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
It's an honest portrayal, but it leaves the audience stranded, without the emotional hook of a character we can care about.
50
Wall Street Journal
A textbook case of a film that's befuddled by its subject.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
The real problem is that there's nothing to George but the movie's props.

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