Opening

40% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
40% If I Stay Aug 22
26% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
6% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
13% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

20% BoJack Horseman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Oyster Farmer Reviews

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Reeves discovers an allegory for the ebb and flow of life in these uncertain times.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007

Dallas Morning News
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Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

October 8, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Anna Reeves' debut feature film, set in a breathtaking stretch of the Hawkesbury River, jumps from idea to idea like a kangaroo, but it's a charmer all the same.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A remarkably assured debut for writer/director Anna Reeves, whose characters have enough grit to turn an oyster into a pearl... The best Australian film of the year.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 18, 2005
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Reeves' debut feature follows a meandering but scenic course, much like the serpentine Hawkesbury River that serves as its beautiful locale.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2005
Laura Kern
New York Times
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This darkly humorous, sometimes even raunchy film mostly eludes a typical cutesy, feel-good formula.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2005
Richard Kuipers
Variety
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A well-observed study of outsiders distinguished by precise performances from a well-cast ensemble.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 28, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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As an uplifting, enriching series of tableaux of village life in a remote part of the world that few of us will ever experience firsthand, it is never overplayed, but rather beautifully executed by director and cast alike.

July 28, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Love blooms when we least expect it to and we must be ready for it with open hearts and a willingness to step into the dark.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Something of an afterthought, but it's a lovely excursion while it lasts.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2005
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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There's just a little too much prettiness and plot to compete with all the eccentric behavior of the background population.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 4, 2005
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... the plot takes some unlikely turns along familiar romantic rough waters.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

November 3, 2005

I think maybe this movie was harvested before its time because, just like an oyster, it blows its juice too soon and then it's pretty much worthless after that.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2005
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations.

August 3, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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If only you could shuck away the humdrum shell of a story about a guy who steals money and hides out among the local river workers, you might have an interesting documentary about shellfish.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 29, 2005
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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While her cast is talented, Reeves doesn't concentrate long enough on any plotline or character to build viewer interest.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 29, 2005
Matt Singer
Village Voice
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Writer-director Anna Reeves seems to expect an audience already proficient in marine biology and never clarifies any of the indecipherable mollusk jargon. Aw, shucks.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 26, 2005

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
July 28, 2005
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