Finding Amanda Reviews

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John Anderson
Newsday
October 18, 2008
A very darkly humorous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 18, 2008
Matthew Broderick regains his cinematic stride as a morosely wise-cracking television producer on the skids, ably abetted by Maura Tierney as his much-put-upon wife and Brittany Snow as his perky prostitute niece.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2008
Hopelessly uneven yet admittedly entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 27, 2008
Doesn't have a nuance in it, but it's pretty consistently amusing in its latter-day Woody Allen way. For most of the way, its morals are happily, believably wrong, but all bad things must come to an end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 27, 2008
Much of Finding Amanda doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, but at its best the still-boyish Broderick suggests his most famous character, Ferris Bueller, going through a midlife crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
June 27, 2008
Writer-director Peter Tolan has glibness down pat, but can't quite wring the intended pathos from his characters' desperate lives. He does, however, give Broderick his best part since Election.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 27, 2008
Set mostly in Las Vegas, Finding Amanda offers a vision of confused Americans losing their already shaky bearings in the world's gaudiest honky-tonk.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 27, 2008
The familiar premise here has sharp fangs, unsparing wit and a knockout performance by Brittany Snow as the round-heeled 20-year-old.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
June 26, 2008
It's amusing but facile, reasonably clever but hopelessly glib.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
June 26, 2008
The interplay between Broderick and Snow ultimately make Finding Amanda more enjoyable than it should be.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 26, 2008
Amanda is a generously funny, sharp-edged comedy with unusual promise, and to watch it grow a conscience when clearly the film needed more generous helpings of acid is one of the year's great mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 26, 2008
Finding Amanda has its wispy charms, including a funny scene when the ecstasy Taylor pops begins to kick in, and later when he encounters a pimp with showbiz aspirations.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 26, 2008
By keeping the tone light and the players human (Steve Coogan has a nice turn as a greasy casino host), and never, ever romanticizing the addict, Finding Amanda comes by its heartbreak honestly.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
June 24, 2008
A fun look at Vegas that imbues the seediness of the setting with a sense of innocence and warmth that might take some by surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 20, 2008
A breakthrough for Brittany Snow who shows she can do much more than horrible remakes and teen comedies...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
June 10, 2008
Spot-on casting of Brittany Snow in the title role makes the fun movie with a serious turn both entertaining and credible.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joshua Land
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Mature, uneven prostitution dramedy loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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