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Palindromes Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
There's pointed fatalism and indictments of middle-class superiority, but Solondz, ever the outsider, never loses affection for his misfits or stoops to passing judgment on their motivations. Love or hate him, he's vital.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kam Williams
Denver Urban Spectrum
July 15, 2007
A bizarre but brilliant headscratcher!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Certainly a unique vision for a filmmaker, this is not a flick for everyone. Stick with it, however, and you just may thoroughly enjoy what is at the heart an incredibly sweet tale.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
August 15, 2006
...captures the shifting identity of adolescence, where one day you feel like a glamorous adult, others like a scared child, others still like a grotesquely overweight misfit.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 15, 2005
Most demanding.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
June 21, 2005
Todd Solondz's latest provocation is Palindromes, yet another uncomfortable fable of suburban dysfunction, puberty, and statutory rape.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
June 17, 2005
Solondz's masterstroke is to have the girl, Aviva, played by eight different actors of varying ages, sizes and races -- a move that should decimate the film's narrative coherence but instead ups its allegorical value immeasurably.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 1, 2005
It's a film with a purpose that I admire a great deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 13, 2005
Solondz' storytelling is both masterful and distressingly nihilistic, resulting in a movie that one can simultaneously admire and despise.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
May 13, 2005
As much as Solondz's methodology may perplex us, you can't shake the feeling that something important is going on here, percolating between the waves of satire and outrageousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
May 13, 2005
In its own peculiar way, it is a more compassionate and useful religious document than Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 12, 2005
Solondz's first spiritual film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
May 8, 2005
It's a film that demands you get deep inside its troubled heroine's psyche by continually yanking the rug out from under you with her inconsistent outward appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 6, 2005
Palindromes" isn't a wise movie, or a particularly true movie, but it's an honest one and a singular experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 6, 2005
An intellectually satisfying puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
May 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
May 5, 2005
It's a more challenging trek, but well worth it for some.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 5, 2005
The characters in Solondz films spend their entire existences in that uncomfortable split second, and his unique achievement is that, for 90 minutes or so, he makes us exist right there with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 5, 2005
The confusion mounts along with Solondz's bubbling satire of the dark corners of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
September 2, 2005
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005

Film Ireland Magazine
June 25, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 7, 2005
Mark Harris
Georgia Straight
May 21, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 21, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 30, 2005
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