Footprints Reviews

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 9, 2011
It all leads to some rather obvious bits of dialogue and down the rabbit hole of a half-baked, borderline incoherent conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
April 12, 2011
The barely coherent Footprints seems bent on erasing any nostalgia one might have for Hollywood's heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
April 14, 2011
[Seems] like a downmarket David Lynch knockoff, right down to a mysterious glowering man who occasionally appears out of nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 12, 2011
Rife with classic-cinema shoutouts, the film is a cutesy, toothless variation on Mulholland Drive, one whose attempts to pay tribute to movie magic are ultimately undercut by stagey aesthetics and narrative theatricality.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
April 15, 2011
Ambitious if airlessly microcosmic.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2011
This often risible head-scratcher never cracks the surface of its muddled ambitions, largely wasting its iconic settings on a series of motley interactions, Tinseltown trivia and self-conscious philosophizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 14, 2011
From its "once upon a time" beginning to the anticlimactic end, "Footprints" remains fatally lodged in La-La Land.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 15, 2011
The script's so incoherent and the acting so amateurish that it makes the worst old-time Hollywood B-flick seem like "Citizen Kane."
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
April 15, 2011
A Hollywood mystery tale that's in no hurry to reach its destination.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 25, 2011
A disappointing feature directoiral debut, which amounts to no more than a tiresome, shallow tour of Hollywood Boulevard.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
April 29, 2010
Celebrates classic Hollywood and the wannabe starlets who flocked there...Engrossing and sweet if not particularly striking in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 18, 2011
"Footprints" looks like a Jim Jarmusch film set inside an Edward Hopper painting.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 3, 2011
Mostly appealing and thought provoking adult Hollywood fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2011
It's original and poetic, and if you see it you will probably remember scenes from it a year from now, because it's not really like anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Bell
Film Threat
October 31, 2011
Will it change your life? Probably not, but it will entertain, and even if you do find it eventually gets too slow for your tastes, the film at least delivers enough memorable performances for you to at least walk away with something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
M. Faust
ArtVoice
December 22, 2011
It evokes a mood of wistful sadness at lives lost to dreaming.
Armond White
New York Press
April 19, 2011
Some filmmakers and journalists like to promote the myth of Hollywood as a wonderful, harmless dream machine but that disingenuous notion is touchingly subverted in Steven Peros' Footprints.
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