2:37 Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 19, 2006
Inspired by Gus Van Sant's Elephant to an almost absurd degree, 2:37 consequently comes off as a pale shadow of its progenitor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
May 29, 2007
opting almost frame-by-frame Gus Van Sant's technique on "Elephant", Australian director Murali K. Tharulli is shamefully exploitive in the manner in which he conveys teenage angst in "2:37".
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Justin Chang
Variety
May 27, 2006
A queasy exploitation picture masquerading as a serious dramatic treatment.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
May 18, 2007
A self-consciously directed, socially conscious film, 2:37 is too forcefully plotted to ever engage a sympathetic viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 18, 2007
A superficial movie about the horrors of living on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Emerson
RogerEbert.com
October 4, 2006
The film flows naturally around its central contrivance, employing unforced performances by unprofessional actors and a visual style that uses available light to pull you into the worlds these students inhabit.
June 3, 2007
Un exercice tout à fait valable face auquel la réception aurait été assurément plus clémente si Murali K. Thalluri s'était exprimé en utilisant ses propres cordes vocales.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 10, 2006
There's nothing new about teenage angst, but there's plenty new in the way first time director Murali K. Thalluri treats the subject in 2:37. It's a stunning debut..
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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