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The Crossing Guard Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    46

    out of 100

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

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The movie is repetitious in some ways and superficial in others. But though Penn doesn't always seem to know where he's going, his movie doesn't altogether miss its destination. [15 Nov 1995, Pg.05.D]

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What is good about this film is very good, but there are too many side trips, in both the plot and the emotions, for the film to draw us in fully.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The problem with The Crossing Guard is not the premise or core theme, but the manner in which director Sean Penn breathes life into the story. This film is horribly unfocused.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The Crossing Guard is a work of talent and, on occasion, raw passion, but it's also a willed exercise in purgative alienation (imagine "Death Wish" remade by Michelangelo Antonioni).

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