Daltry Calhoun Reviews

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
August 16, 2007
The movie has its flaws, but they are few and forgivable.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 22, 2005
Unusual and in places refreshing, Daltry Calhoun is a good natured independent comedy drama independent film fans will endorse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 19, 2006
It'd be nice if Tarantino would go back to making his own films (which are usually pretty doggoned good) rather than helping out young filmmakers to produce garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 5, 2006
For all its good intentions, Daltry Calhoun is a predictable, derivative film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
November 4, 2005
Southern whimsy, when handled delicately, can produce a precious jewel a la Junebug. In less skillful hands, it can be merely precious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 4, 2005
Contains a couple of lovely scenes that are all but smothered by a shambling mess of self-conscious eccentricity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 4, 2005
Knoxville tries hard and exudes a certain likability, but can't really handle big dramatic moments at this point in his career.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
November 4, 2005
A weird, unpleasant little movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Laura Kern
New York Times
November 3, 2005
Although the film starts off somewhat amusingly, the first-time feature director Katrina Holden Bronson seems to have spent more energy assembling the overbearing soundtrack than expanding on her characters' fractured relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice
November 1, 2005
Anyone looking for a paean to the unnatural allure of a sprinklered lawn can see that the grass is greener in Blue Velvet.
Kevin Allison
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
It seems everyone involved meant well, but this one moves like an empty boat in a pond.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
October 5, 2005
A string of scenes in search of a movie.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 1, 2005
There's no reason to see this film, not even on cable. None!
| Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2005
Boasts Quentin Tarantino as co-executive producer but falls about as far from that particular tree as one can imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 28, 2005
The old 'Bachelor Father' formula is resurrected with a killer dose of whimsy in this pointedly quirky, almost unbearably dilatory feature.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 26, 2005
Newcomer Sophie Traub is a natural charmer who hovers above the confusion like an angel even as her co-stars are sucked into the muck.
| Original Score: '1.5/4'
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
September 26, 2005
It's a fantasy of a Southern town without minorities or economic difficulties where all the white folks support each other and speak with clear, but variable drawls. Oye.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

E! Online
September 23, 2005
Johnny Knoxville is moving on up from being a simple Duke of Hazzard to Tennessee's King of Sod. Too bad the royal promotion didn't come with a quality upgrade as well.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
September 23, 2005
Aims for whimsy and poignancy and mostly comes up empty.
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
September 23, 2005
It means well and has mild charms, but writer/director Katrina Holden Bronson can't steer the performers in the same direction, nor can she whittle down the overplotted story to its essence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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