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Slipping Down Life Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

If not entirely successful, at least ambitious and, for a long while, even brave.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 14, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's interesting, not fascinating, intriguing, not electrifying. But for those in the mood for an offbeat pleasure, A Slipping Down Life may well satisfy.

| Original Score: B

June 4, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Weaves a fragile --- and often funny --- spell.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

June 3, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/4

May 29, 2004
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The plot has a loose string or two, but the details are lived-in, true, down-home but not corny.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 28, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is not a great dramatic statement, but you know that from the modesty of the title. It is about movement in emotional waters that had long been still.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2004
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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A Slipping Down Life would disintegrate in a cloud of cutesy, melancholic whimsy if it weren't for the talent of its two leads.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

May 27, 2004
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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This is one of those rare dramas that drops us into the heart of the Dairy Queen/Bible Belt without seeming in the least patronizing or superior.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 27, 2004
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While the movie is content to be merely atmospheric, the performances convince you that here are two misfits who might be a perfect fit.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 27, 2004
Vanessa Sibbald
Zap2it.com

The real joy of the film is watching Taylor and Pearce play off each other, creating their characters' unique relationship...

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2004
Marcy Dermansky
About.com

A slow, easy going, likeable film, starring two appealing actors, Guy Pearce (who moved me with his shirtless stature) and the always interesting Lili Taylor.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2004
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

A film that deftly captures the offbeat wit and empathy of Tyler's prose.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2004
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Kalem does well by Tyler, preserving much of the dusty, small-town tone of the novel and adapting a memorable screen character in Evie, bolstered by a blissfully vulnerable, radiantly melancholy performance from Taylor.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 13, 2004
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Taylor is utterly believable even when the screenplay (from an Anne Tyler novel) is too self-consciously quirky, and Pearce nicely portrays the guy she obsesses over.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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The movie is rescued by Pearce.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 12, 2004
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Lili Taylor saves this slow-going pic.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

May 12, 2004
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

Confirms what many art-house moviegoers of the '90s have suspected for some time now: that Lili Taylor is perhaps the best American actress of her generation.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 22, 2004
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Crap.

| Original Score: 0/5

June 30, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The two stars were not right for the parts.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

May 21, 2005
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

The predictable plot lurches forward elliptically, and it's difficult to sustain interest in it.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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Joe Leydon
Variety
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Boston Phoenix
May 29, 2004
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