Bounce Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Dramatic contrivances and manipulation stain a tissue-thin plot.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
A moody, plodding film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
If you're expecting Bounce to be a followup to Don Roos' edgy dark comedy The Opposite Of Sex, be prepared for something more like The Opposite Of Don Roos.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Guys are idiots, lower your standards? I can't tell you how sick I am of seeing this moronic message beaten into women's heads in cinematic 'romance' after romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
More a specialist in sarcasm than in melodrama, Roos fails to scare up a decent complete exchange between anybody.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The time has come for unsparing truths: Has there ever been a duller Hollywood duo than Ben & Gwyn?
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The most depressing date movie since Random Hearts.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
It's deflated by its earnestness.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
So assiduously unsentimental that it comes off as cold and anemic -- and flat.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
[Paltrow and Affleck] are very attractive people but don't give the impression they've ever lost anything other than their way to an Oscar after-party.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The fact that it remains watchable and enjoyable is a credit to its actors and its writer ...
| Original Score: C+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Affleck and Paltrow seem to be enjoying their roles far more than we do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
January 1, 2000
Isn't sexy, funny, smart or fun.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
While the acting and writing are good and the film hits the right emotional notes early on, after that it simply isn't that compelling or interesting.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
An insipid, mawkish romance drama which, absent the two remarkable principals in the cast, might find a comfortable slot on 4 o'clock TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Buddy and Abby's awkward friendship and eventual love affair are pleasant enough but never particularly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 28, 2008
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 9, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 7, 2001
Scott Heller
Anchorage Press
June 11, 2001

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
January 1, 2000
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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