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An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty Reviews

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Kam Williams

Ghetto psychobabble strictly for the attention-deficit, Jay-Z demographic.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/4

April 24, 2013

On the one hand, its multiple postmodernist levels and medium shifts make it one of the most original movies of the year. On the other, its relative lack of frustrating and causes the film to run out of juice about halfway through.

Full Review Source: Nerdist

June 27, 2012
Geoffrey Macnab

Not so much a feature film as a series of cinematic doodles and self-reflexive ruminations on the subject of obsessive love.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2014
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Such a nonstop go-for-broke sensibility can be too much of a good thing, of course, and there are moments when the filmmaker's mix-and-match methodology feels tuned to the key of migraine.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

Chock-a-block with creativity and cleverness, but ultimately too much of muchness.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 25, 2013
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

A frustratingly ungraspable movie collage compiled with real visual flair.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

February 3, 2014
Peter Bradshaw

Not a square millimetre of the director's navel is left ungazed at in Terence Nance's film of interviews with a beautiful woman he loves.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

February 6, 2014
Ina Diane Archer
Film Comment Magazine

Terence Nance's debut feature and festival favorite, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, is anything but.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 5, 2013
Ashley Clark
Sight and Sound

Hyperbolic adjectives such as dizzying, effervescent, kaleidoscopic and exhilarating spring to mind but don't adequately convey the craft and persistence that have gone into this confessional slice of (semi) non-fiction.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

February 7, 2014
Andrew Matson
Seattle Times
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It is an emotionally exhausting but ultimately rewarding kaleidoscope of video, animation, words and music - and feelings on top of feelings on top of feelings.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 20, 2013
Elise Nakhnikian
Slant Magazine

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a serious but never somber offering from a member of the Brooklyn boheme 2.0 generation.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 21, 2012
Siobhan Synnot

Garrulous and a little pretentious, but also sweet, and astute enough to allow the dream girl a right of reply.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2014
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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While the movie doesn't paint a clear sense of Nance's emotional side, one thing is certain: He is an artist with creativity to spare. This effort may not have been wholly successful, but it's a promising start to what could be a thrilling career.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 27, 2013
Philip Concannon
The Skinny

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a love story, and it appropriately feels as if it has been made with the heart more than the head.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 5/5

February 6, 2014
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

In his brilliantly fresh and creative film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, writer-director-star Terence Nance delves deep into the dynamics of his relationships, past and present.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: A

January 22, 2013
Simon Kinnear
Total Film

Nance dissects himself with candour and self-deprecating charm, ensuring that beneath the experimentation this is deeply relatable.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 12, 2014
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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A dense, organic, dazzling and funny tapestry, making use of varied and subtly colored animation and stop-motion; candid video; playfully verbose direct address; chapters and footnotes and doodles; and suavely chosen music and sonic bridges.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

April 25, 2013
Eric D. Snider

An artistic but unpretentious examination of young love, with all its uncertainties and mini-tragedies.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 12, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This musical, elliptical, personal, poetical, sensual indie produced by Jay-Z has a seductive DIY feel and a lineage that's part early Spike Lee and late Charles Bukowski.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

April 25, 2013
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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This brisk and self-searching, sharply intelligent and deeply vulnerable romantic comedy is a masterwork of reflexive construction.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

April 22, 2013
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