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The Simian Line

The Simian Line (2000)

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25

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 6

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Movie Info

Director Linda Yellen spins this study of four couples as they struggle to maintain their relationships. Middle-aged divorcée and landlord Katharine (Lynn Redgrave) is completely smitten with her live-in lover Rick (Harry Connick, Jr.). She loves throwing parties, and on one Halloween she hosts a dinner for some wildly dissimilar guests: her tenets Sandra (Cindy Crawford) and Paul (Jamey Sheridan) are conservative professionals, while fellow building dwellers Marta (Monica Keena) and Billy

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Drama, Comedy

Gisela Bernice, Linda Yellen

Feb 21, 2006

Gabriel Film Group

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (14) | DVD (1)

An uneven, at times absorbing portrait of four couples struggling to define their relationships.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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It's a banal little indie ensemble comedy.

March 22, 2002
Orlando Sentinel
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It's partly the characters and partly the performers who are responsible for generating more feelings in the afterlife than the film's Weehawken Six achieve in here and now.

November 29, 2001 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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The story, such as it is, is hackneyed mush of the most contrived and patronizing kind.

November 16, 2001 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday
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One of those exercises in romantic whimsy that misses its mark: It's alternately sappy and uncomfortably harsh.

November 16, 2001
New York Post
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Reveals [Yellen's] mastery of artifice and theatricality in the service of eliciting genuine emotion and insight into human nature.

November 16, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Somewhere buried deep within Linda Yellen's The Simian Line lurks a potentially interesting film.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Somewhere buried deep lurks a potentially interesting film.

January 3, 2002 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

It is like an anthology that offers only one story that clicks.

December 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

We grownups need more of this kind of silly, sweet, knowing romantic movie.

November 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

In the end it's simply weak.

November 16, 2001 Full Review Source: IFilm
IFilm

See it now or wait for cable? It's a fine Line.

November 16, 2001 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

The results here are decidedly mixed.

November 15, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's telling ... that the most compelling performance in the film comes from Cindy Crawford, making her long-unawaited return to film after 1995's Fair Game.

November 15, 2001
New Times

You might think Weehawken is the epitome of dorkdom after the chimpanzee-less Line makes you choke on its old-fashioned, spiritless dust.

October 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A low-key entertaining comedy about four couples who fear losing their partners to others.

October 24, 2001 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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