Stateside Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 15, 2005
Well-acted but ultimately bland...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Stateside has some lopsided storytelling techniques, but emotionally it will get you home.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 31, 2004
Simples e sensível, o filme traz uma atuação estupenda de Rachael Leigh Cook.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Zinsli
Film Threat
June 8, 2004
With a better cast than it deserves and a script from which it deserved better, the film is pleasant where it should be rowdy, quaint where it should be refreshing, and altogether far less daring than it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
May 28, 2004
It's as though the actors showed up on the set, picked their lines out of a hat, than spoke them in no particluar order.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 27, 2004
The lovers' nonexistent chemistry doesn't generate enough heat to light a match.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 24, 2004
It felt authentic ...
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 23, 2004
[L]ike scenes cut from another, far better film...
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
May 23, 2004
Everything an independent film should be: daring, experimental, character-driven and thoroughly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 23, 2004
Suffers from a lack of narrative cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 22, 2004
It's so unexpected and unpredictable and so full of tiny grace notes that its ultimate collapse seems almost irrelevant.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 22, 2004
Turns out to be not so much a movie about a Kwazy Person as it is about a Stoopid Person.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
May 21, 2004
The film is a head-on collision of spare parts from different genres, none of which work separately or as a collective whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
May 21, 2004
The two leads don't have any chemistry, especially the flat, emotionless Tucker.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 21, 2004
[Stateside] is freighted with far more serious issues than most movies of its kind but neglects or glosses over most of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
May 21, 2004
A genuinely affecting love story told without a trace of affect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 21, 2004
A ludicrous indie romance.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
May 21, 2004
Plays like a movie of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
May 21, 2004
Writer-director Reverge Anselmo handles sensitive issues not with kid gloves, but with a metaphorical baseball mitt, fumbling with tone and obviously laboring to force quirks upon characters and situations.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2004
The film manages to hit all the emotional beats, but most land with a resounding thud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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