Cutie And The Boxer Reviews

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
October 31, 2013
This doc about a bickering husband-and-wife artist team feels like its drama has been forced by the filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Hoad
Guardian
October 31, 2013
Bohemianism and marriage are both for life in this alternately rueful and whimsical documentary about expat Japanese artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 31, 2013
The film is both touching and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
October 29, 2013
It's a touching film and a fascinating glimpse into one of those couples you can't quite believe are still together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Kinnear
Total Film
October 28, 2013
The simple approach teases fascinating parallels between art and marriage: essential to both, it seems, are a thick skin and an optimism verging on madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 3, 2013
A painful, powerful portrait of the struggle and sacrifice required to create, and the cost that it can demand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 26, 2013
The story of an extraordinary marriage between two people bound together by their artistic impulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
September 24, 2013
The takeaway from the bickering and paint splatter is that the couple's feisty commitment to one another is an art unto itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
September 20, 2013
A lively double portrait of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two Brooklyn-based artists who, after 40 years of marriage, are still creating side by side, and tormenting each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 19, 2013
More than anything, the film expresses - at an almost subconscious level - the difficulties of discerning not only what real art is, but also what true love is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2013
Intriguing as their present lives may be, without enough background to appreciate, for instance, Ushio's associations with Rauschenberg and Warhol, we can't gauge the full extent of the couple's regrets and losses.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 30, 2013
Heinzerling allows us to read whatever we want into this picture. The endless struggle for money and professional recognition is either a curse or a raison d'Ítre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
August 30, 2013
Two unforgettable characters make it a rare treat
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 29, 2013
"Cutie and the Boxer" takes this tale of two artists and tells it with style and wit ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 29, 2013
Heinzerling captures candid, touching moments that illustrate the awe-inspiring power of love and acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 23, 2013
Their 40-year marriage seems like more of a trial than this overweening, lightly likable movie acknowledges.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 23, 2013
The most wonderful, paint-splattered love story I've seen...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 23, 2013
Directed with invention and insight by Zachary Heinzerling ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 23, 2013
They're oddly adorable and painfully awkward ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 22, 2013
Slyly comments on the ironies of the past half century in contemporary art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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