Chasing Amy Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2014
With their matching hipster goatees and deadpan cynicism, Affleck and Lee evince the easy rapport of old buds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
February 7, 2014
Slowly, like a latent teen pulled against his will into adulthood, Kevin Smith is growing up. But he's not growing quietly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
February 7, 2014
There is a lot of frank conversation about the technical aspects of sex between women, but Holden and Banky are written more like sniggering eighth graders than inquisitive adults.

Total Film
February 7, 2014
Chasing Amy represents a change in direction for Smith, with drama before gags. A chick flick for blokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
February 7, 2014
The movie reinforces his gift for dialogue, but his ability to handle actors, compose scenes or keep track of his own story is negligible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 7, 2014
Chasing Amy often is convulsively funny.
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
February 7, 2014
[A] cool, hilarious and sexy romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 7, 2014
As in Smith's debut film, Clerks, there's something about the scruffy Chasing Amy that breaks through the pretenses of more conventional movies.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
February 7, 2014
Even when its young, uncertain characters appear to be in danger of talking (and whining) themselves to death, there's something genuine and charmingly naive about their attempts to make sense of their feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 7, 2014
Although [Smith's] dialogue is often witty, he still relies on blunt sexual humor to get his point across.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2014
Affleck and Lee have a great comic thing going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
February 7, 2014
Chasing Amy is not yet a mature work Smith still needs a style to go with his sensibility but its yearning for maturity is palpable and touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2014
The performances are universally strong. The goateed Affleck makes for a particularly sympathetic protagonist; he has the looks and confidence of a lady-killer, but nagging befuddlement and vulnerability are rarely far from the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Dated romantic comedy wrong for all kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2010
The third installment of Kevin Smith's New Jersey Trilogy is also the only Kevin Smith movie that's worth any serious attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
November 21, 2009
Like a raw nerve tweaked over and over again by emotions both radiant and revealing, Chasing Amy is as close to a masterpiece as Smith has ever created.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
November 16, 2009
Chasing Amy suggests that Smith could do so much better if only he would push himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 15, 2009
Smith's most mature film. Yes, it's filled with crude dialogue, blunt descriptions of sex and an overkill of Star Wars references, but it uses these to dig deeper and make its subject matter more accessible.

Film4
February 3, 2009
Better than the misjudged Mallrats, and there is no doubt that Chasing Amy has its heart in the right place.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 3, 2009
Smith isn't just fooling around anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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