City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts (2003)

Jimmy Cremmins has been working as a front man for a bogus insurance company set up by his longtime mentor, Marvin. In the aftermath of a disastrous hurricane, claims against their fabricated coverage come pouring in. With Marvin living as… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Atmospheric, but that's about it.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

There is so much to admire in Matt Dillon's City of Ghosts that the feeling left over after watching it is an unsettling sense of disappointment and unfairness.

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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic

A long, winding, but decently layered modern film noir.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

can be criticised of many things, but wasting locations and local talent is not one of them

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

While it won't be remembered as great cinema, it is actually a tight piece of film noir.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Trades more effectively in states of alienated atmospheric delirium than it does the specific mechanics of plot.

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Jordan Hiller

The surprise is not necessarily that Dillon has a unique voice, but rather that the voice is so bizarrely dark and uninhibitedly exotic.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

While the film is not short on ideas or implications, none of them is fully developed, leaving us little but atmosphere and warm whiskey to drink in.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Dillon doesn't quite pull it off, but you've got to admire the guy's chutzpah.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Shows some promise in that it wants to say something, but there are plenty of forgettable moments to go along with it.

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Lady D'arbanville
There were some good elements to this film ? yet it didn?t quite work for me. Enjoyed Matt Dillan (and of course he Directed this film also), loved the not so… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Matt Dillion starred in and directed this atmospheric and interesting noir piece. It has many good moments, seemingly promising more than it ultimately… More

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