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Fragments Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 31, 2010
...a watchable yet disappointing piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
August 10, 2009
[A] well acted ensemble piece that I think you should see.
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
August 7, 2009
A well-directed tense drama with a terrific cast, it is an old-fashioned, no-nonsense film with no special effects that relies on acting and script.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 31, 2009
Frierich's hook is, well, killer. And Woods is patient with his story, letting small glances and tiny actions speak volumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 31, 2009
Vividly conveys the sorrow and suffering brought into the lives of five individuals by a man with a gun and his act of random violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
July 28, 2009
A harrowing examination of the metaphysical harm inflicted by gun massacres.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
July 17, 2009
There's a miserable sense of a country that's terminally sick in the head and spirit. It's a tiresome idea, no matter how well the actors play it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Evan Williams
The Australian
July 17, 2009
I'm making it sound very grim and depressing, but miraculously it's not. The interlocking sections are beautifully constructed, and in a large and notable ensemble cast, the performances are vivid and convincing. The children are especially good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
July 10, 2009
But if it's not up there with The Boys, Winged Creatures is still a film which can make you think about the ongoing consequences of America's gun culture.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
July 8, 2009
It is intriguing, the premise. But, in fact, you're not given quite enough access to situations or characters to really get an involvement with the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 8, 2009
As an examination into the way trauma affects different people it's intriguing yet at times rather baffling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
July 8, 2009
Each character's unique journey towards processing their shared horrific experience is handled with sensitivity and honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Hernán Alcerreca
FILMINK (Australia)
July 7, 2009
Considering the talent involved in Winged Creatures, it's a pity that the movie never manages to fly above your average Hallmark drama.
Michael Adams
Empire Magazine Australasia
July 6, 2009
It's a worthy effort, and Woods pieces the parts together with skill and sensitivity. But, perhaps weighed down too heavily by its subject matter, Winged Creatures never takes flight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
August 10, 2009
The film is quite literally fragmented. Too much story -- and too little about each character.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2009
The grand statement it wants to make plays shallow instead of deep, leaving the film too weak-kneed to carry the weight of its broken world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
August 6, 2009
Even as it makes a show of complexity Fragments seems determined to pull together its various story strands.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brent Simon
Los Angeles Daily News
August 4, 2009
Crash's Best Picture Oscar win helped jump-start a wave of self-deluded ensemble imitators who seem to feel that overt emotionalism ladled over a loosely connected narrative is a surefire sign of Important Filmmaking. Witness Fragments.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
August 4, 2009
Less a movie than a sociology thesis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
August 1, 2009
Rowan Woods indulges in some sub-subpar Crash territory here, with a laughably self-serious narrative that has less to do with reality than histrionics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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