Choose Connor Reviews

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John Anderson
Washington Post
October 31, 2008
It's a film that works through guilelessness and cynicism.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2008
Luke Eberl's Choose Connor is a real stunner, an unusual coming-of-age story that packs a wallop in unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 10, 2008
Choose Connor, a jaundiced look at political power and moral turpitude, draws you in by creeping you out.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly
April 28, 2008
The ending is also note-perfect. However...it could have used perhaps a bit more restraint in some areas.
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
June 23, 2007
I wouldn't say there's any big life lessons being told here, but the story of Owen Norris coming of age in the harsh light of reality is intriguing stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 18, 2007
Has flashes of incredible maturity and complexity [but the filmmaker] still has some things to learn about the basic tenets of storytelling before he can become a quality filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
October 17, 2008
Stranger things, no doubt, do happen. But ambitious, intelligent Eberl needed more mature storytelling skills to make Choose Connor seem plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 16, 2008
Whether or not one buys into pic's vision of government as irreversibly corrupt, the leap from the general to the specific registers as unconvincing at best.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 10, 2008
Overlong, obvious and indifferently acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 9, 2008
An upstart thriller about a young man's initiation into politics and life, Choose Connor is not coincidentally getting a theatrical release during an election that will likely mark an old man's exit from both politics and life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
October 8, 2008
At numerous points, you suspect the low-budget project has been conceived and executed by middle-schoolers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Anna King
Time Out
October 8, 2008
For reasons that are unclear, Choose Connor seems to both court relevance and avoid it, lapsing into allegory at inopportune moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Kristi Mitsuda
Village Voice
October 8, 2008
Like this election cycle, the movie leaves you cynical and weary. We've seen it all before.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 8, 2008
Touches on challenging topics like political expediency versus integrity. But with an abrupt detour into tabloid scandal, how can the movie demand integrity of politicians, when it similarly ends up lacking the courage of its own convictions.
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