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In the Bedroom Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Much of the film's unsettling nature is comprised of sheer silence which is often the most dangerous element...
Emanuel Levy
October 25, 2006
It's tempting to compare this film to Ordinary People, since both deal with the reaction of upper-middle class family to the accidental death of their son, though new movie is more immediate, emotional and ambiguous.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The real story is in how the marriage is strengthened or harmed by the way each spouse responds to what's happening.
| Original Score: B+
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 23, 2004
As top-drawer as the acting is, I simply can't buy the laboriously plotted revenge ending, which seems to have crawled out of Perry Mason's attic.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 27, 2004 of those rare films that so vividly paints a picture of a community, that afterwards you feel as though you've been there...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Few things are more sorrowful than a couple in a house of mourning with nothing but a wall of silence between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...A whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Minimalist acting is only interesting--and it can, of course, be intensely interesting--when it isn't providing a desperate cover for thematic inscrutability.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Occasionally straddles that delicate line between bordome and excess, yet never fails to maintain a certain lever of interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Certainly worth looking into, but it feels a little too repressed for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 27, 2002
Wields a hypnotic sadness, handled so powerfully that it's only in hindsight when you start to question whether there's significance beyond the surface-level fury.
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John Urbancich
Your Movies (
August 13, 2002
My, what a delicately orchestrated film!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 12, 2002
Goes the distance to avoid banalizing the dilemma of a reasonable couple unhinged by unreasonable events.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
August 11, 2002
Field has told a great story with true internal passion
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 8, 2002
Beneath every smooth exterior runs an undercurrent of turmoil, unrest, and danger.
| Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
Deeply affected me.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 8, 2002
Hard to top for pure shock value and raw human emotion depicted on screen.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
"Bedroom" is unflinchingly direct and true to life, even when it addresses grief, another topic traditionally off-limits in the movies.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Em uma indústria comandada por heróis unidimensionais e enredos simplistas, este filme se destaca por não oferecer respostas definitivas para os dramas de seus protagonistas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2002
La película logra lo que pocos dramas de su género, que es hacer interesante un historia digna de cualquier pasquín de pueblo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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