Storytelling Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 6, 2002
...a sensational self-expose, in which the director presents us with any number of characters that ... reflect and represent various aspects of Todd Solondz
| Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
February 4, 2002
An inelegant combination of two unrelated shorts that falls far short of the director's previous work in terms of both thematic content and narrative strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 4, 2002
[Solondz is] so interested in challenging us and offending us that he's sacrificing some of the storytelling in each of these films.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 28, 2002
Storytelling feels slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
August 26, 2009
Todd Solondz is a white Spike Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 1, 2002
Each story on its own could have been expanded and worked into a compelling single feature, but in its current incarnation, Storytelling never quite gets over its rather lopsided conception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
February 7, 2002
Shrewd but pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 10, 2002
Solondz may well be the only one laughing at his own joke
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 19, 2002
Solondz may be convinced that he has something significant to say, but he isn't talking a talk that appeals to me.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 25, 2002
Tiresome and dull, like watching someone else's 2-year-old act out for the 50th time.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 7, 2002
Shocking only in that it reveals the filmmaker's bottomless pit of self-absorption.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2002
The art of Storytelling too often degenerates into a rant, losing its very own hard-bought truth.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 7, 2002
The lower your expectations, the more you'll enjoy it.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 13, 2002
It's never less than interesting, that's for sure, but I didn't like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 4, 2002
The movie does such an excellent job of critiquing itself at every faltering half-step of its development that criticizing feels more like commiserating.
Shawn Levy
February 8, 2002
It's bile, pure and simple.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
February 8, 2002
Feels more like an experimental project designed simply to get under viewers' skins than a finished movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 19, 2010
While Solondz tries and tries hard, Storytelling fails to provide much more insight than the inside column of a torn book jacket.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 26, 2001
Fear permeates the whole of Stortelling, Todd Solondz' oftentimes funny, yet ultimately cowardly autocritique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
January 25, 2002
A compendium of Solondz's own worst instincts in under 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 12, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 31, 2002
Joshua Tanzer
March 11, 2003
The first tale of woe makes a sharp short film by itself, but the second is a stretch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
May 31, 2002
Kim Linekin
February 16, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
February 15, 2002
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March 22, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003

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Irish Times
November 30, 2001
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 9, 2002
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Arizona Republic
March 9, 2002
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