George Washington Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A film that fails to satisfy on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jason Solomons
Guardian
July 17, 2007
Amid languorous style, the story gets lost, which is a pity because it could have been a nice quirky one.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
February 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 31, 2001
The movie isn't about much of anything, which you will find out if you can manage to stay awake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The undernourished script is little more than a series of slow-paced, opaque character sketches that lead nowhere.
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
February 27, 2001
Too eager and too ambitious to be a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 30, 2001
The sort of picture that murkily suggests all sorts of deep meanings because it's fundamentally incoherent.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jason Korsner
BBC.com
September 24, 2001
You want to like the film more, but, unfortunately, it just moves too slowly, not enough happens and the characters just don't have enough interesting or original things to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
A gracious sleepwalk of a movie that could have used a firmer strut.
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
Variety
July 18, 2007
Undistinguished and uninvolving attempt to offer a rural spin on Kids.
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
Oh, you could analyze and debate and dissect the individual vignettes to smithereens, which is what makes it literary, I 'spect. But that would be too much like homework.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 14, 2001
It remembers a summer that was not a happy summer, but there will never again be a summer so intensely felt, so alive, so valuable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
March 19, 2014
An exceptionally beautiful movie with some winning performances from a young and unproven cast,
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
You have to bring a lot of yourself to this film if you want it to give something back, but the rewards are considerable.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 14, 2001
A film that feels truly unusual, refreshing, and ultimately affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 1, 2001
So urgent it's hard to ignore
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 27, 2002
Combines the earthy lyricism of Terrence Malick with the muted eccentricities of a young David Lynch... a [gorgeous], quietly idealistic tale of adolescent soul-searching.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
February 1, 2001
a work of imagination demonstrating an original voice and cinematic vision that mark Green as a filmmaker to watch
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 14, 2001
A film that, while sometimes maddeningly incomprehensible, is evocative, elegant and beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
May 22, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
November 16, 2001
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