Primer

Primer

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Primer Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

Where's Doc Brown when you need him?

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2013
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Shot for a begged and borrowed $7,000, 'Primer' looks it: grainy-ish, fuzzy on details and effects, acting running the gamut from A to B, and clipped incomprehensible technobabble for dialogue.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

April 13, 2013
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

ridiculous, confusing, vaguely noir-ish nonsense

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 24, 2010
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Discombobulating and mind-bending sci fi thriller. I think.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 88/100

July 22, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An exceptional science fiction film...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Mind-bending thrillers like Primer are terrific viewing with your teenagers. Maybe if you're nice, they'll explain the ending to you.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

February 8, 2008
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Oh, man, they don't make 'em like this often. A film unabashedly for the nerds in the audience (God love us), this is the type of film you could inflict upon your enemies, watching them squirm as they stare at the screen.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Scary, puzzling, and different.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 4, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Shane Carruth's ultra-low budget, 78-minute sci-fi film could almost be a 'B' movie from the past if not for its icy intelligence.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Jessica Winter
Time Out
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This film imagines its viewers to be smart, possessed of a decent attention span and game for a challenge. It doesn't happen all that often.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Shane Carruth's Primer is a science fiction movie like no other, pushing its experimental tendencies as far as they can go without betraying the genre

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 30, 2005
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

Confident and well-woven.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 4/5

August 25, 2005
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

One of the most original and intriguing film debuts of the last few years.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

August 20, 2005

Empire Magazine

Not recommended for entry-level time-travel theorists, but experienced 'chrononauts' will meet themselves scratching their heads in amused puzzlement as they emerge from an earlier screening.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2005
Matthew Leyland
BBC.com

One of the most wilfully obscure sci-fi movies ever made, Primer will either blow your mind or drive you out of it.

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

August 9, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

If he could've made some sense of it in the end, Carruth'd have a masterpiece on his hands.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 28, 2005
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Even at a short 77 minutes, Primer is bloated, draggy, cumbersome, confusing, and almost entirely unengaging

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

June 20, 2005
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

Una joya de ritmo y de temática.

Full Review Source: Cinenganos | Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2005
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

I didn't understand Primer; worse yet, I didn't care.

June 1, 2005

Primer est un film difficile à détester, mais encore plus difficile à pleinement apprécier.

| Original Score: B

May 25, 2005
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