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Enigma Reviews

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July 3, 2002
With a strong screenplay by Tom Stoppard, a first-rate cast, impeccable production design by John Beard, and wonderfully clever costume design by the late Shirley Russell, Enigma is Apted's finest film in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2002
Notable, alas, for providing the last film score from veteran British film composer John Barry (1933-2011).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2002
'Enigma' is the kind of engaging historical drama that Hollywood appears to have given up on in favor of sentimental war movies in the vein of 'We Were Soldiers.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2002
An enticing romantic suspense drama of the sort Alfred Hitchcock once made, and stands up well to that high comparison.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
June 21, 2002
It's fun, but the code-talk will fly right over everyone's head
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
June 7, 2002
This crafty little mystery/thriller deserves a wider audience -- if for no other reason than its attention to period detail, its subtlety and its emphasis on mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2002
An elegant and witty throwback to the days when movie spies walked rain-slicked European cobblestones on the trail of Nazis or Communists.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2002
An intricate and entertaining thriller.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 6, 2002
It arrives with an impeccable pedigree, mongrel pep, and almost indecipherable plot complications.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 6, 2002
Even when it's hard to follow, which is most of the time, Enigma is fascinating.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 4, 2002
If this had more code breaking maneuvers and less "blonde-bombshell so special she'll make all the men spill their secrets", it would have made a good story even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2002
Apted and his crew pull out all the stops to craft a thriller out of material that looks better on paper than it does on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2002
The combined talents of Apted, Stoppard and the stellar cast make Enigma a puzzle worth solving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2002
Enigma is anything but enigmatic about affairs of the heart, and is well worth seeing for its elective affinities alone.
May 25, 2002
those who keep up will find the plot rewards your intelligence, the performances are extraordinary and the characters engrossingly mysterious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2002
At its frequent best, Enigma slyly evokes the spirit of classic Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2002
For most of it's 117 minutes, Enigma delivers a powerful story from World War II that's based on real events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2002
It's dense, intricate and convoluted in its tight interweaving of love, loyalty, duty, betrayal and intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2002
Pay attention, guess where it's going, and find yourself surprised.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2002
No one, including the viewers, seems to know who can be trusted, and that's what makes this movie fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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