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Death Defying Acts Review

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    Ms. Zeta-Jones is too elegant for the lowlife she's supposed to be, Ms. Ronan isn't endearing enough to be a ragamuffin, and, under Gillian Armstrong's direction, never for a minute do you believe they're mother and daughter.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    A handsome contraption that's never very engaging, let alone convincing.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    What it lacks is a villain, and magic without danger is simply a parlor trick, which is what the film becomes.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Far more diverting and well crafted than its promotion-free release campaign might suggest. Then again, for a film largely based on the notion that "nothing is what it seems," such lowered expectations may actually work in its favor.

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