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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) Reviews

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Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
A highly absorbing but naggingly patchy look at the acerbic writer Dorothy Parker and her cohorts at the legendary Algonquin Round Table.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Absolutely superb.
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
Rudolph's effort to dramatize the life of the acerbic writer is dissatisfying due to shallow script that offers only a sketchy look, and Jennfer Jason Leigh's stiff rendition further hampered by arch accent; it's all black-and-white style and no drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2003
Only Alan Rudolph could make these people dull.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
"Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" has its flaws, but it also has a heartfelt grasp of what set Dorothy Parker apart from her fellow revelers and makes her so emblematic a figure even today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
October 18, 2002
A great ensemble helps to cut through a fairly stuffy narrative.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 23, 2002
Demonstrates how even highly gifted people can bring themselves down
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
What a wonderful, detailed portrait. And what an evocation of a time and a mood. "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle'' is truly one of those films that inhabits its own world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
All of the performers are up for it, at turns witty and bright, clever and funny, tart and tragic.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The Dorothy Parker that Leigh and Rudolph present isn't one-dimensional. In addition to being savagely funny, she is also capable of great elegance and genuine insight.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 17, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Monica Hayde
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 10, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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