Firstborn Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie creates such an urgent situation, and fills it with such interesting characters, that when everything goes wrong at the end I felt more than disappointed, I felt cheated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The best things about Firstborn are the easy, natural performances of the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It might have worked if Apted were as adept at creating an emotional atmosphere as he is in his portraiture of the suburban milieu, but too many unshaped scenes and redundant dialogue passages take their toll.