Manny & Lo Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
January 25, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 2, 2003
Its thematic scope stays rather small, and the final third of the movie seems muted and flat.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
Terry Chung
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The sub-par performances and flat plot drowns the interesting relationship triangle at the base of this film.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The story settles into a fairly routine feminist fable.
Joseph McBride
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Krueger's characters aren't complex enough to sustain a feature film, and her direction is both visually and dramatically listless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A slow, rather simple and not terribly entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 15, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One of the pleasures of Manny & Lo is the way that it reveals its characters in sudden, unexpected, defining acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
With its carefully-modulated combination of light comedy and drama, the film casts a gentle spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
An odd, singular movie full of odd, singular moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2002
Oddball charmer about the quirky way certain people are put together just when they need each other most.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Though employing no surreal devices and remaining within a realistic convention, Krueger takes the story of two young sisters on their own and somehow makes it seem unreal, strange, outside time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of story that leaves viewers with a warm glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Yes, it's a movie about life cycles. But it's also quirky enough that it avoids getting bogged down in a predictable reaffirmation of the nuclear family.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
An understated movie that, in turns, is funny and heart-breaking and uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It is a slight enterprise, not always expert in its construction, but it is sweet without being cloying, and it is sentimental in beneficial ways.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Grows on you, largely because of the charm of its youngest cast member, Scarlett Johansson.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
An unapologetically small but wholly original movie, warm-hearted but not precious, and possessed of a gently wacky sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 23, 2002
A sweet little fable, a bit shy on substance but quite charming in the telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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