Unlawful Entry
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although it exists primarily to send an audience into a bloodthirsty frenzy and has major credibility problems in the bargain, Unlawful Entry is still a very effective victimization thriller."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"More gripping than it is convincing."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Unlawful Entry does a tremendous job provoking the viewer with crude elements of bullying."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"A paint-by-numbers suspense thriller redeemed by stylish, economic direction and a marvelous performance by Ray Liotta as a psycho L.A. cop."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Okay thriller."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Neither Lewis Colick's script nor Jonathan Kaplan's direction is quite as streamlined as it could be, but you certainly get a run for your money."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The movie is a thriller, with all the usual trappings of a thriller, but the director, Jonathan Kaplan, is able to place the story in a plausible world."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A wonderfully nasty turn from Liotta, along with a novel treatment of familiar plotlines, elevates Kaplan's effort into the 'must see' category."
‑ Jo Berry, Empire Magazine
"It's an amazingly sharp, nasty little thriller that takes a silly situation and squeezes it to the core, vicious as a heart attack."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Solid performances lend weight to the flakier elements, with Liotta turning crazed excess into something wild."
‑ , Time Out
"The plot is as tediously redundant as director Jonathan Kaplan's approach is carefully workmanlike."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Gordon lacks Scorsese's talent for unsettling his audience, but he can turn up the tension until you squirm in your seat or want to shout at the screen."
‑ , Film4
"This well-done suspense-thriller is a variation of the Fatal Attraction theme with Ray Liotta as the cop from hell."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"A competent thriller, not much more."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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