Simpatico Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 31, 2007
This is an engaging movie, which shows its theatrical origins, both positively and negatively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 30, 2001
Nolte and Bridges are naturals together.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Warchus seems as at ease with the complexity of the style as he is with directing actors.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The acting is fine.
Spencer H. Abbott
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Tt's easy to realize that the overall themes of repressed obsession, buried guilt, broken trust, and emotional betrayal are ones which anybody can relate to, whether they follow the horses or not.

National Post
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
The slightly schematic story is enriched by strong performances from all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 1, 2000
Warchus' accomplished handling and the stars' flavorful performances lend Simpatico a bittersweet grace.
Jim Bartoo
Hollywood.com
January 1, 2000
Director Warchus does a fine job of using the strengths of his players as well as the material he's adapting.
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Diana Abu-Jaber
Oregonian
January 1, 2000
A challenging and arresting story that unearths compelling insights.
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Improbabilities and all, Simpatico still boasts wonderful scenes and a cast that is truly superb.
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
Something warm and real comes through in Nolte's and Finney's performances.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 7, 2009
With the cast and the pulpy neo-noir storyline, one would never suspect that the film is the crushing bore that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 19, 2003
Nolte and Bridges have too much talent to play their uninspired characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 4, 2002
The film might as well be called Stagnant, because precious little of emotional consequence for the audience happens.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Jeremy Gerard
Variety
February 23, 2012
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Geoffrey Macnab
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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