Now, Forager Reviews

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian
August 20, 2013

Despite its punning title, this is an earnest, absorbing drama set at the intersection of countercultural idealism and gastronomical sophistication.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
August 20, 2013

Despite an awkwardly jokey title, Now, Forager has charm, intelligence and a cool passion for its principled characters -- an appealing off-menu slice for hungry indie admirers.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
August 20, 2013

Mushrooms, food and romance collide in Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin's modestly charming indie debut.

Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
August 20, 2013

Likeably unassuming, good-looking US indie may exert offbeat appeal to the foodie crowd.

Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
August 20, 2013

Now, Forager beautifully depicts the connection between nature and our plates and bleakly portrays how obsession and rigidity can slowly smother a relationship.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 11, 2012

"Now, Forager" is a uncompromising film about two people who don't deserve each other - but maybe nobody deserves either one of them.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Variety Staff
Variety
Top Critic
August 20, 2013

A lack of dramatic force and zero chemistry between the leads make the film play like a compilation of episodes rather than a flowing narrative, but two sequences are inspired, and the rest has an earnest if underwhelming appeal.

Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
October 11, 2012

Nothing much distinguishes this from any other relationship drama: the husband's climactic anecdote about a fungi's parasitic relationship to its host drives home the obvious.

Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
Top Critic
October 2, 2012

Like the two characters, the film has trouble finding purchase, which yields a more acute feeling of dissatisfaction than was probably intended.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Fear
Time Out New York
Top Critic
October 2, 2012

The novelty of their industry aside, there's little to differentiate this from any other relationship-centered Amerindie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice
Top Critic
October 2, 2012

A slow-food procedural, commendably devoted yet still underdone.

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