Innocence Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
November 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 10, 2004
Genuinely frightening stuff unraveled in a very untraditional way.
Jamie Russell
January 11, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
December 9, 2002
Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Collin Souter
April 26, 2002
Paul Cox's "Innocence"...a film so beautiful and pure it just might restore your faith in ci-nee-ma!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
February 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
February 15, 2002
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.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 22, 2002
An exercise in quiet elegance and disarming earthiness.
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 7, 2001
[Blake] brings such warmth and understated passion to the role that she single-handedly offsets the weepy, melodramatic acoustic guitar riffs on the soundtrack.
Top Critic
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
December 6, 2001
A human story told with taste and simplicity. Better still, it is not maudlin.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 23, 2001
Not only romantic, it's also touching, and its ideas are expressed with genuine eloquence.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 19, 2001
This is a timeless love story for people of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
November 11, 2001
Offers a moving tribute to love and the courage its risk-taking requires.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 8, 2001
Makes you long for an American filmmaker with the guts to put the AARP generation in roles this deep and rewarding.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
November 2, 2001
The timelessness of love is perfectly expressed in Innocence, Paul Cox's humane story of rekindled romance among the elderly.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Brad Haynes
Orlando Weekly
November 2, 2001
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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 1, 2001
Claire and Andreas are both strong characters with compelling dilemmas that are beautifully realized by actors Julia Blake and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 29, 2001
Despite Cox's worst meddling, most of the passion and excitement comes through.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Top Critic
David Stratton
October 18, 2008

Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
October 20, 2005
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Hollywood Reporter
July 5, 2005
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 14, 2004
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003

January 20, 2003
January 16, 2003
Alexander Walker
This is London
January 11, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 16, 2002
Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
If Cox had spent more time polishing the screenplay ... he may have made a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 12, 2001
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 21, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
August 20, 2001

National Post
May 22, 2001
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