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A Simple Plan Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    82

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lean, elegant, and emotionally complex -- a marvel of backwoods classicism.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    One of the year's best films for a lot of reasons, including its ability to involve the audience almost breathlessly in a story of mounting tragedy.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The characters are at the heart of A Simple Plan, and the gruesome complexity of their interaction elevates this film to the level of a midwinter treat.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The plan in A Simple Plan grows exponentially complex once the first dollar is purloined, an act that makes this unpretentious parable one of the season's better 'what's-going-to-happen-next?' movies.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    Generates genuine tension because it's propelled by actual human feeling, which, these days, turns out to be a surprisingly thrilling prospect. [11 Dec 1998]

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