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Backseat Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Once in a while, a movie inspires nothing more than complete apathy. Backseat is such a lackluster work.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 18, 2008
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Backseat satisfies itself with small observations and minor breakthroughs of self-awareness.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

April 17, 2008
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Alexander's script considers context anathema, leaving us to wonder, among other puzzlers, why these two jerks are friends to begin with - and, perhaps, on what bad breakup or neglected childhood one may blame the film's dispiriting misanthropy.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

April 11, 2008
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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A road movie that runs out of gas almost immediately after it gets started, Backseat is the sort of quirky indie feature that impresses at festivals but feels wan when experienced under real cinematic conditions.

April 9, 2008
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

To be sure, slapstick misadventures ensue, but there's a sweetness and vulnerability beneath the surface of the boys' sometimes-blue bantering.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2008
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Anyone who's spent a lot of time at independent-film festivals will feel a familiar sinking feeling within the first 10 minutes of Backseat.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

April 3, 2008
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Culturally falling somewhere between Sideways and Dumb and Dumber, this low-rent road movie similarly rides on principles of audience identification, largely minus competent helming, thesping or scripting.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 31, 2008
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Sporadically funny, micro-budgeted indie comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 28, 2008
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Just a series of character skits, some charming and others tedious.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

March 28, 2008
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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The flailing, protagonists of Backseat, while not exactly 40-year-old virgins, can have avoided that fate only by the tender mercies of women with low expectations.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

March 28, 2008
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The list of transgressions in Bruce Van Dusen's stalled road-trip flick is miles long: dialogue chocked with bumper-sticker platitudes, self-consciously quirky characters, gratuitous gunplay and a soundtrack top-heavy with achingly bad dorm-rock.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/6

March 27, 2008
Jim Ridley
Village Voice
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Bruce Van Dusen's 2005 comedy plots a meandering course due north without locating a word of truth.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 25, 2008
David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 17, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle
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October 18, 2008
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