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The Secret Lives of Dentists Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A profound study of lack of communication in a marriage with some great performances from Scott, Davis, and Leary.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 30, 2004
Retrata com sensibilidade o cotidiano de uma família em crise e representa mais uma prova dos talentos de Scott e Davis.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
January 15, 2004
One of those quietly brilliant indies, so small in scope that it takes a little extra attention to appreciate how deeply it plunges into its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
The Secret Lives of Dentists is a provocative title, promising much more than this domestic melodrama is able to deliver.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
December 31, 2003
...[T]he potency is abrogated by Rudolph's indulgent pretension of including Scott's personified conscience in the form of an obstreperous patient...
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
November 14, 2003
Rudolph's fondness for angular, oblique characterization is ideally suited to the movie's incidental story of sublimated feelings and contradictory impulses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
November 14, 2003
Domestic scenes with the kids are drawn with letter-perfect naturalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Knight
National Post
November 14, 2003
Funny but not a comedy, slow but not plodding, narrow in scope but not uninteresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
November 14, 2003
For me (unlike some critics who have embraced this film), Leary becomes so persistent, so grating and so bloody irritating that I want to scream: Stop the madness! End the pain!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 26, 2003
Refuses to chuck us under our chins and tell us everything is OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 14, 2003
[Campbell Scott gives] a brilliant performance, with hints of humor, rage and agony all lurking around the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 11, 2003
There are movies that have a way of hitting you at a certain time in your life, and this study of being married with young children speaks in satisfying ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
September 6, 2003
The sly, little irony of The Secret Lives of Dentists is that their lives are pretty much the same as your typical accountant, electrician or secretary. And most likely, your life as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
September 5, 2003
It's often been said that we don't really know people, that we don't know what goes on in other people's marriages, no matter how intimate we may be with them. With this film, Rudolph sneaks us a peak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Davidson
Orlando Sentinel
September 5, 2003
It's funny, honest enough to make you squirm and a film that may make you feel a little bit of the pain on the other side of that shrieking drill.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 5, 2003
The material is just thoughtful enough and the performances just effective enough for the whole thing to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
September 3, 2003
Rudolph's past work has been spotty, but his stress here on familial sovereignty is moving, as is his direction of the three children.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 29, 2003
Davis ... quietly enriches any movie lucky enough to have her.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 29, 2003
Campbell Scott is fantastic as a wobbly man being torn asunder by the spectre of infidelity.
| Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 28, 2003
Deeply felt.
| Original Score: 3/4
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