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Alias Betty (Betty Fisher et autres histoires) (Betty Fisher and Other Stories) Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Mezcla de serie negra "a la francesa" con estudio sórdido sobre la maternidad, Betty Fisher posee la estructura cinematográfica que debe tener una película que entrecruza historias como si fueran piezas de un collage que, al final, se juntan.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total

September 13, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A captivating story.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 4, 2003
Ed Siegel
Boston Globe
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A pleasant enough valentine to Rendell's The Tree of Hands, if a story that deals with child abuse and sexual obsession could be described in those terms.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 14, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Like a Tarantino movie with heart, Alias Betty is richly detailed, deftly executed and utterly absorbing.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 14, 2003
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This is pretty dicey material. But some unexpected zigs and zags help.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

An ingenious and often harrowing look at damaged people and how families can offer either despair or consolation.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2003
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Miller is playing so free with emotions, and the fact that children are hostages to fortune, that he makes the audience hostage to his swaggering affectation of seriousness.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 3, 2003
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Sharp psychological thriller...about mothers and children.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

January 3, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Either a fascinating study of the relationship between mothers and their children or a disturbing story about sociopaths and their marks.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2002
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Some of what happens in Alias Betty is highly improbable. Yet Miller and his excellent cast sell the story by not overplaying their hands.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

December 19, 2002
Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
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Understated, elegant meditation on motherhood, obligation and coincidence, all wrapped up in the form of an urban thriller.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

December 13, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The story pulls us in almost immediately -- and the style and cast keep us hooked.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 13, 2002

If this movie were a book, it would be a page-turner, you can't wait to see what happens next.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 13, 2002
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Claude Miller airs out a tight plot with an easy pace and a focus on character drama over crime-film complications.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: A

November 29, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Miller tells this very compelling tale with little fuss or noise, expertly plucking tension from quiet.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 29, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It says a lot about a filmmaker when he can be wacky without clobbering the audience over the head and still maintain a sense of urgency and suspense.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

November 14, 2002
Rod Armstrong

[Miller] knows that good suspense films don't always need to keep viewers on the edges of their seats; sometimes they can just be concerned with what interesting characters will do next.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 8, 2002
Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
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A provocative movie about loss, anger, greed, jealousy, sickness and love.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 8, 2002
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Cold, pretentious, thoroughly dislikable study in sociopathy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 8, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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If this movie leaves you cool, it also leaves you intriguingly contemplative.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 8, 2002
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