Lemming Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 12, 2005
Alas, the film relies too much on its shocks and fails to make the supernatural element at all convincing.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 5, 2006
... wears out its eerie mood with little to justify dragging it out for more than two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 27, 2006
Dominik Moll imbues the first half of his thriller with inklings of strangeness that are at once sinister and quietly comical. But there is, in the end, less to this film than meets the eye.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 21, 2006
Even by the strictest standards of odd French psychological drama, the behavior here is particularly opaque.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 3, 2006
It's a tale of normality invaded by pathology. But here, the danger seems less plausible, the conflict more contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2006
The theme is hidden desire, but the trip feels like a stale museum tour of the usual psychodrama tropes -- voyeurism, ghosts, sexual fantasy, dream imagery, murder -- without the goose-bumps-on-your-brain payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 15, 2006
Alas! It goes on too long, lamely brushing 'Willard' and dozens of vague look-alike and was-it-a-dream scenarios.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 10, 2006
Dominik Moll's latest gives lemmings and women a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
August 4, 2006
This spooky, quasi-sci-fi, psychological thriller is unclear about what's real and what's not -- and not in any interesting way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2006
A superb cast valiantly attempts to keep the contrivances of an initially intriguing plot within the bounds of credibility and are ultimately confounded by an excess of ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 19, 2006
The film's main attractions are the Charlottes, but the price of watching their eerie psychological pas de deux is to endure muddled metaphors and goofy gadgetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
June 16, 2006
More disturbing than thrilling, Lemming, like Alice, overstays its welcome, but does get around to a finishing kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 7, 2006
The high quality of [Moll's] actors does not relieve the story from seeming ambitiously fudge-brained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 25, 2006
Moll is exquisitely attuned to the way sound rubs up against silence, dark against light, and his shading of psychology into the supernatural is deliciously mischievous.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 10, 2007
slick, funny and unsettling, slipping between psychological thriller, absurdist farce and ghost story into an unnerving dreamscape where psychosis meets metempsychosis.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 8, 2006
Unlike Hitchcock, whose plots were models of clean lines and logical avenues, Moll is more interested in subverting everything familiar, and in leaving stones unturned.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
August 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
May 18, 2006
Goes well with popcorn as well as champagne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 18, 2006
The team behind Harry, He's Here to Help is back with another deeply seductive dramatic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 14, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 6, 2006
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
July 23, 2009
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