Avalon Reviews

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John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 29, 2005
An overstuffed family drama that's not nearly as magical as it thinks it is.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A slow but rewarding drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2005
A fine film that showcases early Baltimore.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Levinson ends his Baltimore Trilogy in very fine form.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 3, 2004
Beautiful movie about families and how they can grow apart. Great Thanksgiving day selection!
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 16, 2002
A richly detailed and lovingly developed film about family feeling written and directed by Barry Levinson.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
April 18, 2003
A moving look at what has been lost as families have adapted to American life.
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Solid Levinson tale, well acted
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 15, 2003
Typically misdirected Barry Levinson film, but impressively ambitious.
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 11, 2006
Tracing the fortunes and misfortunes of an extended family of Jewish immigrants, this melancholy memory film is too soft and episodic, lacking the narrative focus of either Diner or Tin Men, which form a trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 7, 2002
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 6, 2004
Jason Solomons
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

This is London
November 9, 2002

FilmFour.com
November 12, 2002
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