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Slipping Down Life Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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It's too common to complain that a book is better than the movie. But in A Slipping-Down Life, the score trumps what's on screen as well.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2004
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com

Goes down a well-traveled road that leaves Drumstrings neutered and Evie with a forehead that, like her character, heals all too cleanly.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com | Original Score: C+

May 16, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[W]hat comes across on the printed page as eccentric and heartbreaking seems forced and self-consciously artsy on the screen.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 17, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There is no way for a love story to work when we don't believe the lovers belong together.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

May 28, 2004
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A predictable Up-With-People anthem.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 28, 2004
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Crap.

| Original Score: 0/5

June 30, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A sluggish, tedious film about lost souls living dead-end lives in a dead-end town.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A Slipping Down Life has been sitting on the shelf since 1999, and it's not hard to see why.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 18, 2004
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com

An extravagant act of self-mutilation is not enough to spice up the humdrum plain-girl- meets-pretty- boy-and-teaches- him-the-meaning- of-love story.

Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com | Original Score: C-

May 1, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[S]elf-consciously literary...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

May 23, 2004
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 3, 2004
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
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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In her first film (shown at Sundance in 1999), writer-director Toni Kalem works from a 1970 novel by Anne Tyler, but adds so many tics and frills of indie aesthetic that it's hard to see the swan for the feathers.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

May 12, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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This soggy adaptation of an Anne Tyler novel is full of funny-sad Southern characters who would seem very familiar if they weren't so danged idiosyncratic.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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I have not read the Anne Tyler novella from which the movie is adapted, but it is clear from the earliest scenes that Evie and Drumstrings are of a different generation from 37-year-old Taylor and 36-year-old Pearce.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie's fairly standard plotting comes as a disappointment, because the story -- drawn from an Anne Tyler novel -- has a dark sense of humor and plenty of Southern Gothic charm.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

May 19, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The director deserves admiration for sticking to her guns, but here's a heretical notion: Maybe the producer's cut would have been a better movie.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 28, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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What at first seems like observed, exaggerated truth soon reveals itself as a series of writerly conceits being followed doggedly to some logical conclusion.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Never cuts much deeper than its subject.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2004
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com

not quite enough to overcome a script that fails to clarify whether we're dealing with dementia, disability, or lonely desperation

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

May 22, 2004
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
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Joe Leydon
Variety
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January 2, 2009

Boston Phoenix
May 29, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 12, 2004
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