• Unrated, 1 hr. 16 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Nick Gaglia
    In Theaters:
    Jun 27, 2007 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 25, 2008
  • Seventh Art Releasing

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Over the GW Reviews

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Los Angeles Times
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At a mere 76 minutes, the movie skips past what seems like lots of crucial exposition in favor of vague flashbacks and confusing inserts.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 20, 2007
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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An undeniably personal if amateurish psychodrama... Gaglia's torture re-creations become rote quickly, and his cross-processed, color-tinted, randomly inserted, over-zoomed Film School 101 indulgences need their meds adjusted.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 2, 2007
Raven Snook
Time Out
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An earnest but amateurish look at a cultlike rehab, Nick Gaglia's semiautobiographical debut feature means well. Then again, so did his parents when they condemned him and his sister to a sadistic substance-abuse program.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/6

June 28, 2007
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Over the G W follows a troubled brother and sister as they are committed to a New Jersey treatment center by their well-meaning parents.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 27, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Both newcomers, the two leads impress, as does veteran actor Albert Insinnia as the center's psycho director.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Overall, the performances are surprisingly convincing, but the mockumentary elements feel out of place and the intrusive switching between B&W and color denotes nothing; it's just a gratuitous flourish that detracts from the raw story material.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

June 27, 2007
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Over the GW is appropriately troubling in its evocation of humanity's penchant for self-destruction.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

June 26, 2007
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Writer-director Nick Gaglia has fashioned a documentary-style drama that is too narratively disjointed to achieve maximum impact, but too emotionally potent in fits and starts to be dismissed out of hand.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 26, 2007
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