Open Five Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 29, 2010
The dubious comforts of 'coolness' -- the Audley character's emotional flatness, created, like metamorphic rock, by the pressures of self-awareness, self-loathing and self-regard -- may be the movie's true subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
November 27, 2010
There's a larger issue nagging many of these no-budget films about struggling young adults: They assume that all aspiring, rootless artistes are incapable of even rudimentary thought when the opposite is normally the case.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
November 24, 2010
Those familiar with the slapdash cinematography in Joe Swanberg's own movies might be surprised to discover the filmmaker's restrained, occasionally shimmering lenswork in Kentucker Audley's Open Five.
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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