Life Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 25, 2009
Life is a surprise that not only avoids typical trappings, but throws in a tinge of the bittersweet as well.
Kate Manning
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
A very funny/surprisingly poignant story!
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Lively, packed with colorful characters and spiked with outbursts of outrageous banter!
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
An unexpectedly moving surprise!
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Although it's not as constantly and/or outrageously funny as one would expect, the film is certainly easy to sit through and has enough laughs and otherwise entertaining moments.
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Hilarious!
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
The bickering of the two leads is funny in a loose, maybe improvisational way.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
What's most effective about Life is the skillful way in which it blends poignancy into its broad tale.
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 8/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 6/10
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
The movie doesn't care much about realism, depicting the rigors of prison-farm life about as convincingly as Life Is Beautiful portrays a Nazi death camp. But it makes up in energy what it lacks in authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Lawrence and Murphy make an entertaining team!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003
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Denver Post
October 17, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 25, 2002
Philip Kemp
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
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Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2001
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January 1, 2000
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Noel Murray
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
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