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The Anniversary Party Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

As first film, it suffers from problems of most movies directed by actors: Big emotional scenes and indulgent acting, but it has some moments of truth

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

April 20, 2006
Mark Bourne

...because Cumming and Leigh avoid most (though not all) of the easy choices common to first-time writers and directors, the movie stays on the right side of entertaining.

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April 5, 2006

Film Threat

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

December 6, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... it's fascinating to search for these characters' hearts under the layers of makeup, denial, disguise, excuses, fantasies, and ego.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B

December 6, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Intenso e fascinante, o filme se apóia inteiramente no imenso talento de seu elenco e é recompensado com atuações absolutamente irretocáveis - e é claro que a dupla de diretores merece créditos por isto.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 12, 2003
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 10, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A raw yet relaxed film buff's film... a wittier, recast version of one of your own dinner parties, with enough high drama to keep the guests talking for quite a while.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: B

January 16, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

January 10, 2003
Chris Gore
Film Threat

Co-directors Jason Leigh and Cummings have delivered an uncharacteristically smart comedy with surprising dramatic turns and excellent performances across the board.

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

December 8, 2002
Rachel Deahl
Boxoffice Magazine

Focusing on the relationship between Sally and Joe ... The Anniversary Party reveals itself as a devastating parable about love, unfolding much like a stage play.

November 18, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

An encouraging sign, both for the potential of low-budget, digital video movie-making and for the potential of talented actors to bring fresh ideas to the other side of the camera.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The Anniversary Party is heartfelt and affected in equal part, the product of actors' occasional desire to be understood as human beings.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 7, 2002
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

February 20, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A caustic but refreshing look at how some intelligence can be scripted into a Hollywood ensemble film if some effort is applied.

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

February 7, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2002
Ted Murphy

"The Anniversary Party" ... is an intriguing film that, while not wholly successful, does have several things going for it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2001
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/4

November 27, 2001
Andrew Howe

The unfocussed script is in need of substantial revision.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 17, 2001
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Despite the somewhat overused plot device, it manages to avoid most of the usual cliches.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2001
Todd McCarthy
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May 27, 2008
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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August 7, 2004
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Lo que hicieron Leigh y Cumming fue reunir a un grupo de amigos actores, y disparar algunas acideces sobre comportamientos más bien frívolos que generalmente esconden costados más amargos del ser humano.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total

March 22, 2003
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Nate Yapp

There hasn't been a group of actors so easy with each other since This is Spinal Tap.

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October 23, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 19, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
June 25, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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June 7, 2001
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