Grand Canyon Reviews

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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
April 18, 2012
This is the sound of a filmmaker wrestling (transparently) with ideas, talking at but not quite down to his audience.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
[An] earnest, often moving but not totally successful film.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
March 15, 2008
Well written and acted ensemble film. Deserved to do so much better at the box office.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 7, 2007
Very much an ensemble-driven zeitgeist film like Kasdan's previous Big Chill, this serio comedy about urban angst in contemporary LA may be a bit pretentious in its symbolic aspirations, but it proved prophetic in some of its ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
If this disaster-packed parable often smacks of melodramatic contrivance, it does at least benefit from solid performances and direction, and a leavening line in sardonic humour.
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
March 4, 2004
Mack: 'Why is it that when someone's successful in one field, they think they know about everything?' Gee Mack, I dunno. Ask Larry Kasdan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
For long stretches of this offbeat and innovative film, the viewer truly has no idea what will happen next and many reasons to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Kasdan semi-revisits "Big Chill" territory in this well-acted dramatic ensemble.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 26, 2002
The search for meaning is vividly conveyed in this excellent film that speaks directly to the heart and soul.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Kasdan paints a rather bleak picture of the direction the world seems to be taking. But he also suggests the hope for the future lies within each of us, and the little examples in his film illustrate the point very well.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Even when he wasn't trying, Kasdan's camera found tragedy, as with the opening footage of Magic Johnson, filmed before anybody knew he had the AIDS virus. The filmmaker and his team have truly caught society on the verge.
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It maps these dark, desperate, fearful times with comic and terrifying veracity, and holds out a glimmer of hope for the soul-searching survivors of the '90s.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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