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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
November 4, 2005
There's just a little too much prettiness and plot to compete with all the eccentric behavior of the background population.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dallas Morning News
October 8, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 29, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 3, 2005
Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
July 29, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 29, 2005
While her cast is talented, Reeves doesn't concentrate long enough on any plotline or character to build viewer interest.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
July 28, 2005
This darkly humorous, sometimes even raunchy film mostly eludes a typical cutesy, feel-good formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
July 28, 2005
A well-observed study of outsiders distinguished by precise performances from a well-cast ensemble.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 28, 2005
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.
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Matt Singer
Village Voice
July 26, 2005
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.