The Sleepy Time Gal Reviews

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Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2003
A captivating and intimate study about dying and loving...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 22, 2002
Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. His scenes are short and often unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 21, 2002
Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity ... Bisset is both convincing and radiant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 17, 2002
It has a subtle way of getting under your skin and sticking with you long after it's over.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Erin Meister
Boston Globe
September 27, 2002
A thoughtful, moving piece that faces difficult issues with honesty and beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
July 24, 2002
Doesn't reach for the obvious buttons that a weepy mainstream cancer film, like 'Stepmom' or 'Life As a House,' would push.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 14, 2002
Its rhythms and currents sink into a viewer's consciousness and linger in the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Phillips
Citysearch
May 29, 2002
Bisset still commands the screen as the graceful and outspoken Frances.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 29, 2002
Excellent performances from Jacqueline Bisset and Martha Plimpton grace this deeply touching melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Gene Seymour
Newsday
May 29, 2002
It's delicate, haunting and sultry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
May 28, 2002
From the dull, surreal ache of mortal awareness emerges a radiant character portrait.
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
May 24, 2002
To the film's credit, the acting is fresh and unselfconscious, and Munch is a marvel of reality versus sappy sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 10, 2002
A melancholy, emotional film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
April 10, 2002
Münch's genuine insight makes the film's occasional overindulgence forgivable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 29, 2002
Although sensitive to a fault, it's often overwritten, with a surfeit of weighty revelations, flowery dialogue, and nostalgia for the past and roads not taken.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
June 19, 2002
When the film ended, I felt tired and drained and wanted to lie on my own deathbed for a while.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 29, 2002
Bisset delivers a game performance, but she is unable to save the movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 10, 2002
Laconic and very stilted in its dialogue, this indie flick never found its audience, probably because it's extremely hard to relate to any of the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 10, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006

Film Comment Magazine
August 21, 2004

Boston Phoenix
October 2, 2002
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