Dischord Reviews

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January 16, 2004
It'd be a far more interesting movie without the detective...it's a conventional, commercial cop/killer movie when he's on screen and an edgy, passionate one without him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
March 3, 2003
A small but bracing breath of fresh air; if a little under-told, its problems at least stem from a creative gait that's refreshingly out of lockstep with the Hollywood-ized regurgitation of indie film convention.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Larry Carroll
March 1, 2003
Like an old relative you haven't seen in ten years, you know the story of Dischord, but enough has changed to make for an interesting visit.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 28, 2003
The wintery New England landscape is the most striking thing about the film, but it's not interesting enough to justify watching it for 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
February 28, 2003
A bunch of loosely gathered storylines strung together with mostly rote dialogue, stilted performances and a disquieting sense of meaninglessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
February 28, 2003
A hackneyed, by-the-numbers race against the clock to stop a serial killer from striking again.
| Original Score: 1/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 27, 2003
The story is so crowded with incident and implication as to be both nonsensical and impossible to act, so the actors, when they are not bursting into fits of temper, smile mysteriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 27, 2003
An atmospheric but insufferably soapy drama.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2003
If [Wilkinson] is at times arty and self-conscious, he shows promise as a deep-digging and personal filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
February 27, 2003
A disappointing hodgepodge that fails to tie up its conflicting strands of family drama and suspense thriller.
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David Ng
Village Voice
February 25, 2003
Writer-director Mark Wilkinson gracefully elides backstories while arranging his converging narratives into a neat fugue, but the overall preciousness of his conception is suffocating.
Jules Brenner
February 23, 2003
A flawed but ultimately worthwhile first directorial effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
February 18, 2003
A husband's jealousy, a brother's fury make for a good story marred by a woefully inadequate budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 1, 2002
A beautiful to look at thriller/drama, but lacking a good story to go with its gorgeous Cape Cod winter setting.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
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