The Saint
The Saint (1997)

Based on the popular novels about that other suave, globe-trotting man of action, this genre picture from director Phillip Noyce mixed romance and character development with dangerous stunts, geopolitical intrigue, and a variety of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 6, 1998
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30%
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64%



Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Saint is watchable thanks to Kilmer and Shue, but the muddled screenplay stretches credulity.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

A generic suspenser that doesn't taste bad at first bite but becomes increasingly hard to swallow.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Love redeems this profiteer; it also renders him conventional.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Kilmer slips in and out of a series of ludicrously elaborate disguises, some more convincing than others, while poor Shue shuffles through the role of a sexy, book-reading babe pretending to be a dowdy lady scientist in kneesocks.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

This insufferable romance-adventure includes vague comedy as well as unintentional humor, and its target audience seems to be preadolescents who won't notice the calculated enthusiasm with which it sidesteps sexuality.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Reinvention in the hands of Hollywood is seldom cause for celebration.

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Darren Bignell
Empire Magazine

There's no lack of style or pace from Noyce, just the sense that it isn't quite gelling together.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Eminently forgettable.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

There isn't a contemporary film actor more crafty than Val Kilmer -- or one who reveals less of his true self. That's why Kilmer is so perfectly cast as Simon Templar, the master thief and elusive disguise artist of The Saint.

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Film4

The glossy photography is stunning and Kilmer's implausible accents are fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Based on a character created back in 1928, this film tells the story of an expert thief and master of disguise who, in this telling, has all sorts of aliases,… More
Candy Rose
Good cast but movie is disappointing.
Alex roy
The Saint, for me is a borderline decent action film. The ideas in the film, are good, but poorly executed, and feel kinda cheesy, yet there's something… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Fun to watch for some reason i still can`t explain.
Anthony Lawrie
A cinematic sin.
Lafe Fredbjornson
The Saint has a cold dank Russian setting, which brought it down. Val Kilmer dons some great disguises on his mission. I liked the uplifting ending when the… More

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