Don't Move Reviews

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
April 22, 2005
It's behind the camera where Castellitto does his best work. He immediately pulls you into the story and when it's over you don't want to move.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 21, 2005
The character of Timoteo is so hypocritically conceived that it's hard to watch the movie to the end.
| Original Score: 2/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
April 19, 2005
Violent and passionate, the film explores ego and salvation with exceptional performances.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
April 15, 2005
Castellitto must have been aiming for a story of redemption here. All he achieves is melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 15, 2005
Despite all the faults, Don't Move is an engrossing movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 15, 2005
We just don't learn enough to compensate for feeling so little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 15, 2005
Castellitto keeps cranking up the melodrama and l'amour fou, and after a while you realize he has no idea when to stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
ultimately becomes too overwrought and sentimental...Still, Castellitto has helmed a very engaging and ofttimes moving film
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 7, 2005
Penelope Cruz gives a powerhouse performance
Full Review | Original Score: B
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 2, 2005
PenÚlope Cruz proves that she is more than just a pretty face in this overlong melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 24, 2005
May be the greatest male soap opera ever put on film.
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
March 24, 2005
Although it's certainly intriguing, Don't Move ultimately comes across as a rather perverse vanity piece for the film's star/director and co-writer.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2005
A full-bodied, all-stops-out love story with a wrenching impact that makes most of today's screen romances seem undernourished by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
March 18, 2005
It's romanticized male delusion, regardless of its source.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
March 17, 2005
Though sprung from the mind of a woman, the film plays like a hetero male fantasy of tortured love.
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
March 17, 2005
Cruz gives a daring performance, for more reasons than her willingness to adopt a look that resembles a beat-up Chihuahua.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 16, 2005
Now here's a daring version of l'amour fou.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matthew Leyland
BBC.com
March 13, 2005
Thanks to [Cruz], Don't Move does move.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 11, 2005
Castellitto's references to Federico Fellini's put-upon prostitute drama The Nights of Cabiria (1957) only reinforces the unsavory undercurrent of female exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 11, 2005
The script is morose and unfocused -- not to mention hard to believe and insulting to women.
| Original Score: 2/4
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