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Loggerheads Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 31, 2005
This felt like a Lifetime movie to me.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 27, 2005
Loggerheads is full of compassion and good intentions, but (director Tim) Kirkman never spins the stories into compelling cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Hanh Nguyen
October 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Westal
Film Threat
September 24, 2005
There's little dramatic tension in this well-acted, well-intentioned and painfully low-key tale of familial and emotional disconnection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2005
In the end, for all its good intentions, Loggerheads is so slow and earnest that it's hard for the viewer not to lose patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
September 24, 2005
Quietly involving, albeit uneven.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 14, 2005
[An] underachieving indie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 15, 2005
The question of story structure is a big one in the making of films. Sometimes an unusual structure will manage to hide the stereotypical characters and predictable plot.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 20, 2005
You watch these sad souls going about their morose business and, instead of being fraught and moved by them, are merely bored stiff.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 15, 2005
You're in deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 26, 2006
The movie could have benefited from a lighter touch ...
| Original Score: 2/4
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Sean Means
February 3, 2006
The dramatic tension is nil. But the performances, particularly by Hunt (in a non-comedic role, for a change), are worth a look.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2006
... an understated and heartfelt story, superbly acted, with a strong sense of people and place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 7, 2005
... a quietly impressive, nuanced essay about the emotional politics of abandonment, adoption and atonement that needs no dispensation for its small budget.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 21, 2005
Loggerheads is not a movie where the emotions are tidy and the messages are clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Don Willmott
April 14, 2006
the kind of movie that makes you feel more like an eavesdropper than a viewer
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 3, 2005
Freshness aside, Loggerheads is beautifully performed (especially by Hunt and Harper), and the script is finely attuned to the nuances of communication that has nothing to do with words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 16, 2005
Characterized by an assured restraint and attention to the subtleties of human interaction.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric D. Snider
September 24, 2005
Kirkman's attention to detail and his deft handling of the interlocking plots make the film worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 6, 2006
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AV Club
October 20, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 10, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 4, 2006
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