Imagine Romeo and Juliet by way of Donnie Darko and you'll have some idea what to expect from this atmospheric story of star-crossed romance with a supernatural twist.
Tries too hard and ends up substituting pretension for punch.
| Original Score: C-
"Apart" is designed to be a so-what- really-happened type of thriller, but since we often know stuff before Noah does, the thrill's sometimes gone by the time you get there.
| Original Score: 2/4
Handsomely mounted, but far too languid to penetrate the senses in the same mind-blowing manner writer/director Aaron Rottinghaus intends.
| Original Score: D+
"Apart" is only 80 minutes long, but it feels like it goes on for twice that.
Even when the movie exploits cliches - cue washed-out colors and eerie scraping noises - it exploits them in limited quantities, portioning out only what's required by mood and plot.
Almost all of the film's remarkably static scenes reveal too little and confuse too much.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
All dressed up with nowhere to go, the visually adept Apart has a narrative rhythm as disjointed as the personalities of its lead teenagers
To understand Apart's Time-Life Mysteries of the Unknown tommyrot any better, one would need a psychic bond to first-time writer/director Aaron Rottinghaus, for his movie doesn't do much of a job explaining it.