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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Simple Plan is lean, elegant, and emotionally complex - a marvel of backwoods classicism."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"As straightforward in narrative as it is gut-wrenching in effect, A Simple Plan is a sort of slow-motion skid down an icy blacktop- it's a movie you watch with a mounting sense of dread."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"It's been done before, and Raimi doesn't do it much differently or put his own stamp on it."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Tenso e trágico."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A smart, scary, suspenseful and heartbreaking morality tale about ordinary people destroyed not by demons but their own desires."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Perfect capers gone horribly, inexorably awry have always kept audiences squirming. But just when we think we've seen it all, Raimi offers a few new wrinkles."
‑ Glenn Lovell, Variety
"[Raimi] austerely rejects hyped-up camera tricks and jokey shock effects and creates living, complex characters whose fates we care about. The result is easily his finest film to date."
‑ , Sight and Sound
"A great film, and a major leap forward in the career of Sam Raimi."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"What would you do for 4 million dollars? How far would you go to get it? Sam Raimi's brilliant, chilling A Simple Plan tells the story of 4 people that went much too far."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
""A Simple Plan" clutters up the story with unnecessary acts of violence and murder, and mainly stays on the surface, offering little more than cheap jolts of melodrama."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Raimi takes the old story about dishonour among thieves and renders it fresh through the calm, cool, steady assurance of the telling."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"powerful, if pedestrian"
‑ Bill Gibron, Filmcritic.com
"A pre-Spiderman Sam Raimi delivers a stunningly powerful film about the consequences of greed."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Overeager to pile so many possible, psych-lite motivations that nothing holds water or compels us very much... Terribly self-serious."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"As each character that we meet systematically gets killed, you care less and less about any of these people surviving."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
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