Expired Reviews

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Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com
November 12, 2009
one of the most inept, poorly-mounted productions of the decade
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leo Goldsmith
indieWIRE
August 8, 2009
Death and regret hang over the film palpably, and Miniucchi's willingness to put her characters through disaster and humiliation while still plainly empathizing with them is what keeps the film surprising and its characters winning, in spite of themselves
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 27, 2008
Unconventionally quirky in its unassuming blue-collar bluntness, Expired is comically horrifying in its examination of lonely people living on the fringe of professional obscurity and personalized disarray.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
June 26, 2008
Expired pretends to be a valentine to society's outcasts, but it's just one more indie comedy that mocks its characters while sucking up to its knowing audience.
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
June 23, 2008
Miniucchi's screenplay is an unwieldy blend of pathos and unsettling moments, which become increasingly uninteresting as the film trudges to a dreary close.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 20, 2008
Call it an anti-rom-com, and see it if you can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 20, 2008
One of those Sundance "comedies" that make you contemplate slitting your wrists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 20, 2008
The performances are expert, but can't make up for a flat script and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
June 20, 2008
The temptation is to say Expired is closer to "Misfired," but there are just enough good things here (particularly Samantha Morton as a lonely-in-love meter maid) to avoid that label.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 20, 2008
The funny, sad, offbeat, sometimes off-the-beat romance Expired is one of those precariously balanced movies that might fall to pieces with a different cast.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
June 19, 2008
Tough indie drama features great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
June 19, 2008
Turns its uncomfortable central relationship into a fascinating study of symbiotic personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 19, 2008
Despite terrific efforts from its lead players, Expired runs its meter out long before the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 19, 2008
Locating both Claire's loneliness and Jay's anger as partial outgrowths of their detested profession handing out parking meter violation tickets, Expired coasts along on a distinctively odd wavelength.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 16, 2008
Assuming the shape of an old-fashioned indie, this offbeat romantic fable is a minor work that promises better things from its director; the narrative is considerably elevated by lead performers Jason Patric and the endlessly creative Samantha Morton.
| Original Score: B-
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 16, 2008
Morton is one of those tingly actresses whose skin barely covers her soul, and to watch her search for tender mercies in a crazy-hostile world is a gift. The film is appallingly good.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 12, 2008
How likely is it that love, not to mention hot sex, can blossom between two people who've picked identical careers dedicated to punishing the rest of us? Delightfully kinky sex and the city meter maid romp.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 5, 2008
Evokes a relationship so acidic between a couple of meter maids that the woman would probably feel better breathing in the acidic fumes outside than putting up with her man's insults.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 24, 2007
The movie forces us to endure so much meanness without a proper resolution at the end of it. It's all ordeal and no payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Alissa Simon
Variety
May 24, 2007
An occasionally cringe-inducing mix of pathos and humor, the tightly scripted and well-acted tale follows a lonely, vulnerable meter maid who falls into a comically horrific relationship with a colleague incapable of emotional intimacy.
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