Casting About Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 21, 2007
Casting About is less a documentary than a lyrical tribute to women in general. Strong women, confident women, nervous women, goofy women, beautiful women and just normal-looking women. This film adores them all.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
August 10, 2007
This revelatory documentary lets us see what it's like to be an actress at an audition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Los Angeles Daily News
June 16, 2007
Casting doesn't couch its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2007
A fascinating and surprisingly involving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
June 14, 2007
Slowly evolves beyond highfalutin concepts like 'the craft of acting' into universal questions about surface beauty, inner depth and the double-edged sword of following a dream.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 14, 2007
A simultaneously dispiriting and inspiring portrait of the auditioning process that will be of great interest to actors and casting directors.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
May 14, 2007
The most powerful moments find the movie surrendering to its female subjects' charisma, fixating on their hand gestures or settling into a static position, the better to watch a woman speak a stranger's words and become someone else.
| Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 11, 2007
This film stands as a tribute to the actresses who put their hearts on the line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 10, 2007
Casting About may be a definitive account of the cinematic audition process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
May 8, 2007
The acting process is joyously celebrated in Casting About, a captivating documentary shot entirely in audition rooms during the search for three thesps for a feature film.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 10, 2007
I thought I'd enjoy this, but it wound up giving me the creeps.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 8, 2007
I admired it and felt a little ground down at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 21, 2007
Those viewers who tend to regard glasses half empty rather than half full will be appalled at what could pass for outright exploitation by the filmmakers.
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
May 11, 2007
A ready-made DVD special feature
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
May 10, 2007
a wretched snooze
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Helen Shaw
Time Out
May 10, 2007
There's no insight here, only voyeurism, and one blisteringly fine German performer reading from [director] Hershey's appalling script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 18, 2008
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