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Starting Out in the Evening Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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We're pretty much left waiting in this drifting melodrama about living the artistic life in New York and the ambition it takes to do that.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

January 4, 2008
Edward Douglas

Frank Langella and Lili Taylor give great performances in what is essentially another painfully slow and bland digitally-shot indie drama.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5.5/10

November 21, 2007
Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
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What to do with this light, while it lasts? [Director] Wagner's problem is to find an answer to that question and also to offer some resolution to the conflicts of honesty and compromise the movie portrays.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 18, 2008
Jan Stuart
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Has the patina of authenticity, but Wagner's characters speak in banalities that describe their all-too-familiar plights from the outside without getting inside their skins, as if they are trapped in the expositional stages of an old Broadway play.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

November 29, 2007
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Every time we leave his world -- full of mortality, and artistry and that seductive student -- to re-enter his daughter's, the film falters a little. And bit by bit, the tension fades, like a manuscript left in the sun.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 30, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Starting Out in the Evening is a gentle collection of scenes that work and scenes that don't.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 14, 2007
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Starting Out in the Evening has the feeling of a film in which the actors, left to direct themselves, played into their own self-indulgent instincts, and the only one who resisted was the old pro who knew better.

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

December 14, 2007
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A bravura performance from Frank Langella blended into a lackluster story.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2008
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

...another example of a writer engaging in fictional wish fulfillment.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 14, 2007
Jason Clark
Slant Magazine

Self-contained and silly.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 18, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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At what point does watching someone try to single-handedly enliven flat, forced material -- and ultimately fail in the attempt -- become an exercise in masochism?

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

November 22, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A heap of preciousness and pretensions that puts words and literary references to the fore.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 26, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Starting Out In The Evening is like the opposite of 'mumblecore'. It's 'loquacitycore'.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

December 6, 2007
David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

Starting Out is a movie for savoring, not one whose flavor explodes on your palate, but its minor-key attractions are substantial.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

December 14, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It honors values that seem obsolete in our trashy popular culture, obsessed with the sex lives of vacuumheads.

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

December 14, 2007
James Berardinelli
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A gentle, unhurried drama about how people can connect with each other through conversation, nonverbal gestures, and writing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2007
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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This wise, observant, and exquisitely tacit chamber piece complicates every May-December, academic-novel cliché in the book.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 20, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Wagner has turned the page on a promising career, and it will be exciting to see what the next chapter brings.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 28, 2008
James Rocchi

It would be easy to pass by Starting Out in the Evening through any one of a number of possible snap judgments -- too New York-y, too low-budget, too digital -- but you'd also be missing out on three of the best performances of the year.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

September 15, 2007
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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November 24, 2007

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April 3, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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October 18, 2008
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