Barcelona Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 11, 2007
The unsympathetic characters and their slight adventure story was never compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Narratively, Barcelona gives itself nowhere to go.
Brant Bingamon
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Snyder
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Ted and Fred may finally leave you not caring about Stillman's protagonists -- not so much ugly Americans as mildly unpleasant Americans.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Stillman's dramatic instinct falters badly.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It appears at first to be about the casual lives of young men trying to launch their careers, but eventually ... it reveals darker depths and meanings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This film is the distillation of an intriguing blend of romantic comedy, satire, drama, and philosophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 2, 2012
An exquisitely composed yet fiercely combative satire (set in the eighties) of European mores as seen through the eyes of two young exemplars of the American establishment.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 16, 2012
Oozes affection for its subjects, and that carries it through even the weaker character moments and the more jarring shifts of narrative and tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2010
This is fairly amusing stuff-brittle, fresh, and impudent - if you can stomach all the upscale arrogance.
Christopher Null
May 6, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 10, 2002
A very funny cross-cultural film about some idiosyncratic people who talk about what's on their minds.
Rob Blackwelder
September 24, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
A remarkable find: The film doesn't stop at getting your attention, it rewards it.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 7, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
D. S.
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 29, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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