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Lbs. Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 7, 2010
Lbs. leaves you hungering for a few more insights and answers than it offers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 8, 2010
Those in search of a mirror for their own weight issues will find a deluxe one here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 5, 2010
Lbs. addresses its all-too-relevant topic with subtlety, sensitivity and welcome doses of humor.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 5, 2010
Truthfulness, along with the movie's emotional honesty and narrative polish, help tag this NY-grown indie as one to seek out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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New York Magazine/Vulture
April 5, 2010
A small, illuminating film.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
March 26, 2010
Those concerned with obesity issues may find "Lbs." authentic and inspirational. Otherwise it's an earnest little low-budget indie without much to distinguish it.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 26, 2010
Lbs. makes for an alternately sad and funny companion piece to last year's (slightly funnier and darker) Big Fan, only with burritos instead of the New York Giants.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Grant
Time Out
March 25, 2010
Kudos to Matthew Bonifacio for crafting an inspirational, humorous portrait of an individual grappling with an addiction that, unlike heroin or alcohol, has rarely been addressed in film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
March 24, 2010
Matthew Bonifacio's idiosyncratic portrait of one man's struggle to get control of his appetites.
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David Rooney
Variety
September 2, 2008
The intimately personal chronicle is more impressive for Famiglietti's disarming self-exposure than for any fully formed cinematic style or consistency of tone, but the modest production has a genuine, warm spirit.