Mind the Gap Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2004
It's moving, poignant, funny, and charming. Best of all, the characters get the closure they need and when they find renewed hope, it lifts your spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 29, 2004
The performances are solid, even when the roles are aggressively whimsical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 26, 2004
Because the performances are so true, we believe in these people, even when they're doing unbearably wacky things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
November 4, 2004
You can see what's coming five minutes into the movie, but capable acting lends it a certain superficial charm.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
November 4, 2004
Warm-hearted but clear-eyed indie effort richly repays audience patience during deliberately paced and provocatively allusive early scenes with a cumulative emotional impact that is immensely satisfying.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 24, 2004
Formulaic but surprisingly affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Anita Gates
New York Times
September 23, 2004
Eric Schaeffer takes a stab at the intertwined-lives ensemble-cast film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com
September 11, 2004
Despite its flaws, Mind the Gap comes together as a beautiful portrait of seemingly unrelated ties that lead to important shifts in the lives of total strangers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
April 3, 2004
This is a solid under-the-radar sleeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
December 16, 2004
The coincidences are almost all supremely transparent and the characters gratingly quirky, two faults that committed acting almost redeems. But not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2004
There are a couple of affecting moments here and there, but they are lost amid more than two snail-paced hours of often maudlin tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 1, 2004
An overly ambitious, overly complex and overly long opus that bites off more than it can chew.
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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
September 24, 2004
Schaeffer, known for the quirky romantic comedies, goes a more serious route in this disappointing anthology of stories about love and forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 24, 2004
Schaeffer's rip-off -- er, homage -- to Magnolia.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
September 21, 2004
In the crass, endless Mind the Gap, Schaeffer dares to ape Magnolia, telling five barely connected stories with all the grace of a juggler tossing open bottles of Drano.
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
April 6, 2004
Schaeffer's voice represents the Average Joe in a bar who thinks he has all the answers about the human condition but has nothing interesting to say. Yet, he keeps talking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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Derek Adams
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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