Sordid Lives Reviews

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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Ken Eisner
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A train wreck you can't help but watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Erin Meister
Boston Globe
June 28, 2002
While the film at times feels like a clumsily acted play, a surprising turn by Delta Burke carries the cast out of the doldrums of an often-strained plot line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 18, 2002
A movie that, while robustly performed ... has the strange effect of not so much opening up a play for the screen as closing it in.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
January 18, 2002
If the film's flaws are large, so are its laughs.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 28, 2001
There's a genuine sweetness and familial affection that shines through Sordid Lives, and enough oddball humor to keep it mooo-ving along.
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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
June 15, 2001
The laughs come in all the wrong places when they come at all.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
May 16, 2001
Shrill and punishingly unfunny.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2001
Del Shores' local stage hit seems at times too big for the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
May 10, 2001
Life is too short to sit through a mess of ham bones and succotash like Sordid Lives.