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Innocence Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2004
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Genuinely frightening stuff unraveled in a very untraditional way.

September 10, 2004
Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 11, 2003
F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
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Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 9, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A terrific film, understated and thoughtful, beautifully crafted and alive with respect for the power of love to change lives at any age.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 15, 2002
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com

Paul Cox's "Innocence"...a film so beautiful and pure it just might restore your faith in ci-nee-ma!

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/4

April 26, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 4/4

February 16, 2002
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

I'd applaud Australian writer-director Paul Cox ... just for showing two people of about 70 who are emotionally alive, sexually connected and mentally vibrant.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer

February 15, 2002
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

An exercise in quiet elegance and disarming earthiness.

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly

January 22, 2002
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

[Blake] brings such warmth and understated passion to the role that she single-handedly offsets the weepy, melodramatic acoustic guitar riffs on the soundtrack.

December 7, 2001
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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A human story told with taste and simplicity. Better still, it is not maudlin.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 6, 2001
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Not only romantic, it's also touching, and its ideas are expressed with genuine eloquence.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

November 23, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is a timeless love story for people of all ages.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

November 19, 2001
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Offers a moving tribute to love and the courage its risk-taking requires.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 11, 2001
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Makes you long for an American filmmaker with the guts to put the AARP generation in roles this deep and rewarding.

November 8, 2001
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The timelessness of love is perfectly expressed in Innocence, Paul Cox's humane story of rekindled romance among the elderly.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 10/10

November 2, 2001
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly

Takes a brave look at the need for emotional and physical love, no matter one's age, and proves a memorable glimpse into the lives of characters who are so often merely forgotten.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

November 2, 2001
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Claire and Andreas are both strong characters with compelling dilemmas that are beautifully realized by actors Julia Blake and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

November 1, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Despite Cox's worst meddling, most of the passion and excitement comes through.

October 29, 2001

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
David Stratton
Variety
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September 28, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

AV Club
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October 20, 2005

Hollywood Reporter
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July 5, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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June 14, 2004
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003

Guardian
January 20, 2003

FilmFour.com
January 16, 2003
Alexander Walker
This is London
January 11, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 16, 2002
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

If Cox had spent more time polishing the screenplay ... he may have made a great film.

Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 21, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 12, 2001

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 21, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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August 20, 2001

National Post

May 22, 2001
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