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Nola Reviews

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
August 28, 2003
Combines a worn-out premise -- young woman leaves unhappy home for big city -- with some of the silliest characters ever to reach the screen.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 23, 2004
Pits a substantial actor like Mary McDonnell, playing a New York madam, against a bogus story that crossbreeds noirish affectations and romantic comedy into an unpalatable mush that suggests strawberry ice cream slathered with beer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jan Stuart
July 23, 2004
Has everything you want from a good bad movie: overheated drama, overripe performances, arch characters and fruity dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 28, 2004
Needs to be put out of its misery -- and yours.
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 2, 2003
Despite Emmy Rossum's vivaciousness and raw ability, not much good comes from watching 'Nola.'
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
August 28, 2003
A tone-deaf indie that slides by on spunk until the script simply implodes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 29, 2003
This film was written and directed by a lawyer/turned filmmaker. I like the main couple Ben and Nola, but as for the story that he puts them in - I object.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
July 23, 2004
A dubious script that detonates into a full-blown disaster midway through.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
July 20, 2004
Constantly at odds with itself -- torn between urban realism and musical fantasy, suggestive glances and frank sexuality, fashionable cynicism and old-fashioned happy endings.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 27, 2003
An anemic little paean to a type of Hollywood storytelling that would have been better left undisturbed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 23, 2004
So laughably preposterous that it's thoroughly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 23, 2004
Hruska's bloodless little fairy tale is utterly innocuous and instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
There's not a frame of truth in it.
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Ronnie Scheib
November 26, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 30, 2003
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