Sparrows Dance Reviews

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Brandon Judell
CultureCatch
September 3, 2013
Masterful in its silences,writer/director Noah Buschel's Sparrows Dance begins almost as a tribute to Chantal Akerman's masterpiece, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Qual du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, the difference mainly being a dissimilar choice of heroines.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 23, 2013
Given that the opening shot shows the heroine on the toilet, what a nice surprise to find that this is a pure love story, told with elegance and simplicity on a low budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
August 22, 2013
Sparks' oddball, self-deprecatory charm and Ireland's uncertainties play off each other nicely as their eclectic tastes mesh; both characters are thrilled at finding someone who accepts and even welcomes the other's peculiarities.
Nick Schager
The Dissolve
August 22, 2013
A mannered, occasionally mesmerizing romance that frequently cops to its own artificiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 22, 2013
Marin Ireland and Paul Sparks deliver terrific performances in this charmingly quirky love story.
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
August 22, 2013
It's one of the year's best films and also one of the smallest. We can't wait to see what Buschel does next.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 22, 2013
[A] disarmingly offbeat romance ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club
August 22, 2013
Basically a two-hander, Sparrows Dance could be easily adapted for the stage, but writer-director Noah Buschel uses plenty of cinematic tools to fancy up his simple story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Robin Migdol
Village Voice
August 21, 2013
Something special is hidden here.
Jake Mulligan
Slant Magazine
August 14, 2013
Writer-director Noah Buschel interestingly mirrors the monotony of his main character's routine in his claustrophobic aesthetic.
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 26, 2013
An agoraphobic meets a plumber, a dreary prospect with even drearier results.
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