Primer Reviews

February 27, 2009
Anton Bitel
Film4
September 30, 2007
in the second commentary there is some interesting material regarding the film's creative use of shot composition. "Composition is really cheap", is the succinct explanation offered by one of them.

Exclaim!
August 3, 2007
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Betsy Bozdech
DVDJournal.com
October 22, 2006
What saves this Sundance favorite ... from falling victim to its own complexity is its very human heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
July 20, 2006
You're gonna love the film. It makes Memento seem linear. The dialog is jargon-packed and never slows down long enough to let you digest even a single sentence. It's like the lightening round on a game show, except that you never find out who wins.

iofilm.co.uk
March 18, 2006
May 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Empire Movies
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Movies for Guys
May 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 30, 2005
an ingenious existential thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Boxoffice Magazine
April 29, 2005
Dennis Landmann
MovieFreak.com
April 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

DVD Beaver
April 28, 2005
Aaron Beierle
CurrentFilm.com
April 27, 2005
Rod Edwards
Upcomingdiscs.Com
April 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeremy C. Fox
Pajiba
April 23, 2005
Primer isn't for everyone, but for those who enjoy a complex, tricky plot, it marks the debut of an exciting new talent.

ComingSoon.net
April 22, 2005
Matt Brighton
DVD Authority.com
April 21, 2005

Reel.com
April 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4