New Jerusalem Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 6, 2012
The movie is undeniably sincere, but it's oblique to the point of being opaque.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 6, 2012
An intense study of these two men and their barren work in a shabby store by the side of a highway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
November 29, 2012
[Feels] like an acting exercise in search of a theater class ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
November 29, 2012
Unlike the soul-searching characters from Old Joy, which also stars Will Oldham, Ike and Sean always feel as if they've fallen out of the sky just for the film's setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice
November 27, 2012
While New Jerusalem's rigid formalism will surely be off-putting to some, there's beauty to be found in the film's sheen of placid grime.
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