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Clay Pigeons

Death seems to follow Clay Birdwell (Joaquin Phoenix), a small-town Montanan who tries to end an affair with a woman (Georgina Cates) after her husband -- his best friend -- commits suicide. But when fast-talking serial killer Lester Long (Vince Vaughn) forges a friendship against Clay's will, the death toll climbs even higher. Now, a feisty FBI agent (Janeane Garofalo) has Clay in her sights as the prime suspect.
Netflix Rating: 3.4
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Slanted as a black comedy, but fails to secure the sufficiently outre tone (let alone any real suspense) needed to make it more than a middling retread.
Dennis Harvey, Variety  full review
 
"You've got a sense of humor, I like that," Lester Long proclaims at one point. Well, we all like that, but would it be asking too much to have a little coherence to go along with it?
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Within Clay Pigeons is a smaller story that might have involved us more, but it's buried by overkill.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
It's got unpredictable plot twists and unexpected laughs coming out of dark corners.
Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
This is one of those motion pictures where the director (David Dobkin, in his feature debut) and the writer (Matt Healy) are so concerned about developing a clever, serpentine plot that they forget that there has to be a credible ending.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
 
A film that delights by confounding expectations.
Stephen Holden, New York Times  full review
 
Clay Pigeons may not actually be a good movie, but it has many of the ingredients of one.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
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