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If I Didn't Care Reviews

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
July 31, 2007
The Cummings boys paint themselves into the proverbial corner with a cop-out ex machina ending -- at which point there is no longer a need for the title's If.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 3, 2007
At 80 minutes, this movie is short, but long enough to be boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 3, 2007
This 75-minute film plays like a sketchy hybrid of a Columbo episode and Body Heat. It even includes a soupçon of philosophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 27, 2007
This noir murder story starts off with wandering aim and gets its sights lined up only slightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
August 2, 2007
Aside from Sage, the most compelling presence in the film is the neighborhood real estate.
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Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
September 27, 2007
The ending offers a bit of a surprise, but overall events are pretty much telegraphed, but not as fast in transmission. The running time is not much more than an hour, but it seems much, much longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
July 29, 2007
Let us praise If I Didn't Care for living up to its title: You will not see another film this year made with so little ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
September 28, 2007
'Hitchcockian' is the less than lilting compliment used to hype this Long Island noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
August 2, 2007
This wanna-be neonoir ends up being as half-committed to its goals as its protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 3, 2007
Lazy little thriller about murder in the Hamptons aspires to update classic noir situations and characters but falls sadly short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
October 24, 2007
... this snappy little thriller has many virtues but is terribly compromised by some really awful plotting.
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Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2007
There actually is much to like in If I Didn't Care, bits and pieces that might have come together in a way that's more satisfying, but instead it just feels haphazardly tossed together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Kohn
New York Press
August 8, 2007
If I Didn't Care doesn't sympathize with its depraved protagonists. Instead, it allows us to rejoice in the guilty pleasure of watching a misguided ship of passion sink.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
July 28, 2007
Who better to write about murder in the Hamptons than a pair of brothers who live there all year 'round?
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 1, 2007
A tight, surprising little thriller that strongly captures the bogus appeal of life in the Hamptons.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
August 3, 2007
Doesn't dig too deeply into its stock characters, but the whole thing moves so quickly and efficiently, it's over before you notice.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 15, 2007
...the film is notable for its picturesque Hamptons locations and the brevity of its 75-minute running time.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
August 16, 2007
While Davis' will is generally apathetic, and its results seemingly accidental, the film reinforces Linus' argument in another, more painfully stereotypical way, when the underclass takes revenge.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 27, 2007
The Kingdom is ostensibly set in Saudi Arabia but it's really a fantasy action game about winning the war in Iraq.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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