Metacritic Movie Ratings
Closed Circuit Reviews

3.0

51

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Not only an intelligent, well-told and deftly acted story, it provides refreshing counter-programming in a season filled with noisy, uninspired sequels and mindless action movies.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The movie is low-key but each scene is packed with information. Full understanding demands full attention.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    The satisfactions of the film are in seeing what a screen full of excellent players can do to steer you around the holes. Bana never quite seems enough to anchor a picture for me; all the same, he acquits himself sharply here.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyPeter Debruge

    [A] slick, smarter-than-usual conspiracy yarn.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    This is a well-made, topical thriller with a top-notch cast — but the script and the directorial/editing choices undercut nearly every pivotal scene, and every plot twist we can see coming two scenes in advance.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterStephen Farber

    A couple of scenes toward the end do generate the suspense that the whole movie needed. But the impact is too muted, and an air of tired familiarity ultimately curdles the entire enterprise.

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