By Owen Gleiberman
Updated June 28, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Christopher Raphael

Byzantium

type
  • Movie

In Byzantium Neil Jordan shows hints of the director he once was — the one who made Mona Lisa and The Crying Game — but not much else in this scattershot thriller about the secret shared by a saintly teen (Saoirse Ronan) and the prostitute (Gemma Arterton) who’s her guardian. The best thing in the movie is Arterton’s sultry, claw-baring turn, but mostly it’s a rudderless riff on Let the Right One In. C-

Byzantium

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 118 minutes
director
  • Neil Jordan

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