• R, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jed Weintrob
    In Theaters:
    Jun 27, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 24, 2004
  • Indican Pictures


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On_Line Reviews

James Berardinelli
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0/4

March 29, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Amateurish drivel, which is headed for Skinemax in a hurry.

| Original Score: 1/5

October 3, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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The youthful cast is lively enough to make the enterprise almost work, presenting a time capsule of cyber- communication that should be more interesting 20 years from now.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 11, 2003
Janice Page
Boston Globe
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Weintrob's stylish visuals mimic Web technologies, which succeed in making his characters seem all the more removed from reality. Now if someone would find a way to equip theater seats with a 'delete' key, we could be rid of them completely.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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There's something so familiar and commonplace about this story and its characters -- and maybe that has something to do with how much the Internet is a part of our everyday lives -- it's hard to get particularly thrilled.

July 11, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It does a good job of portraying the day-to-day life of these online obsessives, but we realize eventually that they are more interesting because they are online.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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If you like scenes of characters sticking hands down their pants, this is the film for you.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 10, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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On_Line is the kind of thing I dread -- a movie about digital technology directed by an expert in interactive media and video games.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 3, 2003
Andrew O'Hehir
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Well-crafted late-night sleaze.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

June 28, 2003
Gene Seymour
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Take away the computers and DSL lines and it's the 1950s of Jules Feiffer and Mike Nichols and Elaine May all over again, without the shrewdness and bite.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 27, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A fine example of digital filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 27, 2003
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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A triumph of formula over substance.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 27, 2003
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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While On Line pretends to be about cyber sex ... it's really about sitcom situations and cyber-schmaltz.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2/4

June 27, 2003
C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
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It makes you wonder, is there is a market for soft-porn movies for lonely geeks? Isn't that what computers are for in the first place?

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 0/4

June 27, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Watching On_Line is a dispiriting experience that leaves you with a nagging 'Is that all there is?' feeling about sex in general.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 27, 2003
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This would-be erotic thriller suffers from the same problem that afflicts so many computer-oriented movies -- namely, that watching characters staring at a screen and typing hardly makes for a thrilling cinematic experience.

June 27, 2003
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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It's really just about a bunch of pathetic losers whiling away the hours with their hands jammed down their pants.

| Original Score: 1/4

June 26, 2003
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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The movie epitomizes the problems inherent in attempting to depict new (and constantly morphing) media -- the inevitable obsolescence, the intangible particularities that resist or get lost in translation.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 24, 2003
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