This is a very ambitious project for a fairly inexperienced filmmaker, but good actors, good poetry and good music help sustain it.
| Original Score: C+
It's a beautifully accomplished lyrical meditation on a bunch of despondent and vulnerable characters living in the renown Chelsea Hotel ...
| Original Score: A-
Hawke's actors are a talented troupe, and even when things get self-indulgent and fuzzy-headed (and boy, do they!), interesting stuff is going on.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Movies like this do not grab you by the throat. You have to be receptive.
| Original Score: 3/4
It is a film in which body language and unspoken human intercourse play a much more important role than dialogue.
I liked this film a lot...
There is a certain sense of experimentation and improvisation to this film that may not always work, but it is nevertheless compelling.
| Original Score: B
The film at times transcends reality and becomes something special. It approaches art.
Hawke achieves something special but less than industry-shaking.
Hawke draws out the best from his large cast in beautifully articulated portrayals that are subtle and so expressive they can sustain the poetic flights in Burdette's dialogue.
| Original Score: 4/5
An intellectually stimulating structural experiment.
| Original Score: 3/5
Linklater fans, or pretentious types who want to appear avant-garde will suck up to this
| Original Score: C-
...a disastrously ill-conceived drama...
| Original Score: .5/4
| Original Score: 2/5
Pretentious navel-gazing hoo-hah.
| Original Score: 1/5
As you may know, this film is directed by Ethan Hawke. Nicely shot, well acted, fine direction, well-organized (for what it is), but short on both impact and message.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The film apparently takes place in a fantasy world where people in hotel hallways recite poetry in voice-over instead of speaking to each other.
| Original Score: 4/10
A free-for-all of half-baked thoughts, clumsily used visual tricks and self-indulgent actor moments.
| Original Score: 35/100
This thing is virtually unwatchable.