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The Door in the Floor Reviews

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Cole Smithey
July 11, 2010
Complex, candid, and satisfying "The Door In The Floor" beckons back to the socially provocative American films of the late '60s and early '70s. It is an adult drama with characters you sympathize with in spite of their immoral behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 1, 2005
Williams (...) toma decisiones extrañas que no hacen crecer la película en términos dramáticos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 29, 2005
A direção de Tod Williams, além de abrir espaço importante para a força das atuações do elenco, destaca-se por não ter medo do silêncio.
| Original Score: 5/5
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
[Jeff Bridges] struts around like a peacock trapped in a burning house...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 3, 2005
an alternately amusing and tragic portrait of post-traumatic eccentricity, focusing on two parents who are unable to get over the loss of their two sons after a car accident.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 21, 2005
Jeff Bridges is perfect as the dissipated, amoral, wise, foolish writer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 18, 2004
Another entry in the fallout-from-grief genre, but it subscribes too readily to the theory that tragedy automatically equals importance.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Emanuel Levy
November 14, 2004
Despite some powerful scenes and Jeff Bridges' performance, as a whole, Door in the Floor is a flawed movie that lacks much shape or rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
November 4, 2004
The audience may feel like taking a shower, just to wash this creepy movie away
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 31, 2004
A finely made drama about a seriously disturbed family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 24, 2004
Start engraving that Oscar for Jeff Bridges.
| Original Score: B+
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 15, 2004
rich with rarely seen moral gray areas. The characters may not be likeable, but at least they have actual human depth.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 30, 2004
The material is slim and becomes slimmer still by our advance grasp of it; what's meant to be novelistic in detail instead comes to seem belabored. Not a bad film. A misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 17, 2004
One of the best Irving adaptations, a movie with a sad soul and something to say about that state in us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
September 9, 2004
It takes nerve to use dead children as apologists for adult misbehavior, but nerve is something novelist John Irving has never lacked.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 8, 2004
[O]ne of the most subtly suspenseful movies of the year...
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
September 3, 2004
The most interesting character in the book remains 4-years-old [in the film], never growing up into the anguished heart of the novel.
Jordan Hiller
August 31, 2004
"The film, while telling a story dealing with tragedy and its after affects, essentially boils down to a study in humiliation"
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
August 30, 2004
...a film both fluid and hermetically sealed, inviting multiple interpretations and yet ultimately reluctant to give up its secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 23, 2004 odd movie, but the kind of odd movie that some people will take to and even love in spite of its confusing and difficult nature.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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