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About Schmidt Reviews

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
April 17, 2003
Nicholson is fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 9, 2003
...planos fijos, tomas largas, un ritmo pausado y una sutil observación de sus personajes, sin estridencias ni grandes revelaciones.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
This is Nicholson's most mature work and along with FIVE EASY PIECES and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, the one for which he will be best remembered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles
March 31, 2003
Delivers bittersweet comedy and a heartening message about the ever present possibility of finding significance in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
March 30, 2003
Some may choose to interpret the film's end as hopeful or optimistic but I think Payne is after something darker.
March 20, 2003
'La actuación de Jack Nicholson mueve a la ternura y la compasión. Verdaderamente entrañable.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
Hard to say what aspect of the film I found most disturbing ... the realization that [the character] resembles my Dad ... or a hot tub scene with a naked Kathy Bates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
March 5, 2003
Aceptable, pero una de esas que sin ese cast se iría sin pena ni gloria directo a verla en video...
Fred Schruers
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
Payne once again shows his deftness with the damning or heartbreaking details as his cast brings across a tidy masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 21, 2003
What "About Schmidt" gets right are the small details of a life not so much lived as existed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 18, 2003
I walked out of the theater not giving a darn about Schmidt...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Ultimately, it's in scenes where Schmidt's grief and emotional shock are evinced that Jack shows he's worthy of the plaudits which so freely come his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
February 11, 2003
Tale of Midwestern late-life angst is a triumph for star Jack Nicholson -- but a step back for co-writer/director Alexander Payne.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Vanessa Sibbald
Zap2it.com
February 7, 2003
There's something not only funny, but ultimately satisfying about seeing Jack Nicholson in "About Schmidt" in bed with a women his age...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 4, 2003
Nicholson makes a mediocre man wondrously memorable and is proof to the story-teller's golden rule that every life hides a story (or two).
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
February 1, 2003
No film this year is more successful in rousing real feelings and reactions.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 29, 2003
Warm in its loving yet unforgivingly inconsistent depiction of everyday people, relaxed in its perfect quiet pace and proud in its message. I loved this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
January 29, 2003
I absolutely loved this film.
Full Review
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 27, 2003
It's the power of Nicholson the actor, not Jack the movie star, that we see here, and what's perhaps most remarkable is that an extraordinary, vanity-free performance - what ultimately might be Nicholson's very best - emerges from such a thoroughly ordina
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record
January 26, 2003
Writer/director Alexander Payne (Election)and his co-writer Jim Taylor brilliantly employ their quirky and fearless ability to look American angst in the eye and end up laughing.
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