Charlotte Sometimes Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 19, 2003
It's all arty and jazzy and people sit and stare and turn away from one another instead of talking and it's all about the silences and if you're into that, have at it.
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
August 27, 2003
It features plenty of hushed moments that suggest the presence of nuances that never really emerge from its murky tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
Charles Martin
Boxoffice Magazine
December 12, 2002
It aimlessly and unsuccessfully attempts to fuse at least three dull plots into one good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 9, 2003
'Charlotte Sometimes' elicits no more than restlessness.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 19, 2003
This and other movies like it seem to say love is complicated and can cause much misery, but that never strikes me as insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 23, 2003
[Director] Byler may yet have a great movie in him, but Charlotte Sometimes is only half of one.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
May 5, 2003
Terminally bland, painfully slow and needlessly confusing ... The movie, shot on digital videotape rather than film, is frequently indecipherable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 1, 2003
Capably shot and acted, with a fine feel for loneliness, Eric Byler's film is a mood sonata with little concern about being Asian; it is only PC in the sense of 'painfully coy.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 27, 2003
It is the Sex, Lies & Videotape for a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
May 14, 2003
Charlotte Sometimes is a brilliant movie. It is about irrational, unexplainable life and it seems so real because it does not attempt to filter out the complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 2, 2003
Byler reveals his characters in a way that intrigues and even fascinates us, and he never reduces the situation to simple melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
October 30, 2003
a rarity in American films
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 11, 2003
[The] scenes are full of pauses, lingering moments. Every line spoken echoes in the memory, and the acting is good enough to sell it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 9, 2003
Fittingly probing, sensual, mysterious and raw. Byler's exposition is vastly taut, revealing, and firmly perceptive. Charlotte Sometimes radiates with invigorating absorption
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
May 9, 2003
If you have any interest in seeing a challenging movie before the next few months of summer silliness, you shouldn't wait to see Charlotte Sometimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
September 22, 2003
Charlotte Sometimes nails the subtle psychotic element that circles budding relationships.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 6, 2003
Charlotte Sometimes is a gem. It's always enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
July 21, 2003
More interesting than arresting, perhaps, Charlotte Sometimes is an intelligent piece of filmmaking that promises more than it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
October 2, 2005
Dry but occasionally interesting independent feature.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
February 5, 2003
Notably cinematic storytelling... The deft shading Byler elicits from his thesps is of a piece with his dramatics and his understated, artful approach to compositions and movement.
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