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Brian De Palma's Acts of Regressionnew

Debuting on home video this week, Redacted only played theaters in a handful of cities last fall, though it stirred up more than its share of controversy.
Artvoice  |  M. Faust  |  02-22-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

De Palma's 'Redacted' Indicts All of Usnew

To date, only 28 movie theaters in the country have shown the astonishingly apropos Redacted, which puts the blame for al-Mahmudiyah not on a few renegade soldiers, but where it belongs: on the American people.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  12-14-2007  |  Reviews

Fog of Warnew

Although Bill O'Reilly hates it, Redacted is just not very good.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  12-06-2007  |  Reviews

'Redacted': War Tapesnew

Style muddies the substance of Brian De Palma's latest.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  11-29-2007  |  Reviews

Troops, I Did It Againnew

Brian De Palma's Redacted shows war imagery because the media won't.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Cindy Fuchs  |  11-20-2007  |  Reviews

'Redacted' Never Flinches From the Casualties of Warnew

Brian De Palma is angry, about the war in Iraq and about the fact that his Iraq movie, Redacted, has fallen victim to the very censorship it is, in part, a reaction against.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  11-16-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Brian De Palma's Not Retreatingnew

The director sifts through the casualties of yet another war for Redacted.
NOW Magazine  |  John Harkness  |  11-16-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Redacted' is the Low Point of a Great Artist's Careernew

The media's rush to validate a weak De Palma film continues last year's insanity that overpraised the TV-style docudrama United 93, misconstrued Oliver Stone's great elegy World Trade Center and overrated the outdated 1969 French import Army of Shadows.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  11-15-2007  |  Reviews

Slight of Handnew

In The Black Dahlia, Brian De Palma seems confined rather than liberated by the noir mode.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  09-22-2006  |  Reviews

A Deliriously Disreputable Misfirenew

The movie is one-third conventional Ellroy adaptation(à la L.A. Confidential), one-third De Palma personal cinema freak-out, and one-third film-noir cliché.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  09-22-2006  |  Reviews

The Bleak Dahlia

Besides its few good performances, the best thing about The Black Dahlia is its lushness.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  09-18-2006  |  Reviews

City of Sinnew

DePalma presents a complex, beautiful exploration of Hollywood myth.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  09-14-2006  |  Reviews

L. A. Inconsequential

The Black Dahlia turns a lurid tale into a film of glossy surfaces.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  09-11-2006  |  Reviews

Opposing Elements Cancel Out De Palma’s Cinematic Flower

In spite of several momentarily propulsive eye-popping set pieces, suspense master Brian De Palma is unable to pry a cohesive movie from Friedman’s abstruse script.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-09-2006  |  Reviews

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