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A bushel full of familiar indie-film devices held together by honest writing and charming performers.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A movie made by women about men who misunderstand sexual signals, behaving badly, and the women who are stuck dealing with their bruised egos.
| Original Score: C
It's soap opera with a Hollywood tan.
| Original Score: B-
Nervous, intriguingly sour little character study.
This dreary independent drama is essentially an art-world soap opera, but without the melodramatic verve that makes some soap operas interesting.
What we have here is a household ripe with seduction, lust, betrayal and repression, all kept below the surface by increasingly strained good manners.
| Original Score: 2/4
...a self-important nightmare ... shallow script and boring situations. Perhaps that is the simplest way to sum up the film, boring. Offensively boring.
| Original Score: D
Nobody does much of anything else, either, and that's the problem in this meandering and pretentious low-budget comedy.
The direction is decent, and the film is handsome. But it's finally frustrating, enigmatic in a way that suggests emptiness more than mystery.
...part comedy and part hipster horror film.
| Original Score: 6/10
A defiance of expectations and exploration of sexual politics that challenges convention--both in art and in real life.
| Original Score: 7.9/10
Interesting but unsatisfying film about infidelity.
| Original Score: 2/5
A few scenes hint at the potential of the piece, while the rest of the effort seems more interested in curling up for a nap.
| Original Score: D+
[A] lackluster indie drama ...
| Original Score: 1/4
You feel the characters' pangs as they spin out of control, and you are reminded of how easy it is for a careless sexual adventurer to destroy relationships and families on a whim, without even fully realizing it.
| Original Score: 3/5
If you allow yourself to drift with it, rather than get frustrated by all the non sequiturs, "Nobody Walks" becomes a more enjoyable film.
Russo-Young's characters simply feel like complex, confused people trying desperately to be happy without also destroying their lives with their poor impulse control.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
A compelling portrait of the different shades of sex.
| Original Score: 4/5
The acting ensemble is crucial. Everyone's really fine.
Nobody Walks is a film of acutely observed little moments that unfortunately don't add up to anything of substance. It's a forgettable shrug of a movie, pleasant enough, but unlikely to linger.
| Original Score: C+