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Los Angeles Times:
The problem with Blow is not so much that a film was made about a drug dealer as that once that opening section's energy has dissipated, no one could find a way to make the proceedings of even minimal interest.
There's a been there, done that quality to this picture for anyone who saw the far nervier, more flamboyant Scarface -- not to mention the far grittier, urgent Traffic.
Dallas Morning News:
Even when the film fails to get deep into George's psyche, it does a fine job delineating his circumstances and his slow, steady fall.
New York Times:
Neither a tragedy nor a morality play, but rather a jaunty, candy-colored romp through a quarter century or so of American pop music, pop fashion and popular illegal substances.
An extraordinary -- and unfathomable -- piece of whitewashing.
There are laugh-out-loud interludes, and some of Depp's stunned reaction shots are priceless.
Depp aside, the acting is almost uniformly atrocious -- although it's hard to make hay out of this dialogue.
The movie boasts an uncommon level of intelligence to go along with the fine craftsmanship.
Tthe movie is higher on style than it is on substance, but one of its strong suits is that it never stoops so low as to lecture us. It throttles by with irresponsible abandon.
It's one of the few major releases so far this year that is worth a grown-up's time.
Initially buoyant and flavorful, pic grows less distinctive as Jung's rise-and-fall saga hits the downhill slope.
The panorama is funneled through the experience of an increasingly dull character.
Makes you wonder, just a little, what it was about Blow that made it a 'go' project.