| Original Score: 3/5
What better way to spend 97 minutes in November than trying to sort out romantic complications in shorts and sailboats?
| Original Score: 3/4
Straight ahead in form but unnerving and unexpected in content.
| Original Score: 4/5
All I know is, I didn't buy it. It didn't scan. And I'm sorry it didn't, because Summer '04 offers much to admire and a few things to fear.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Although intelligent and insightful, Summer '04 is also more than just a little bit dull.
A well-crafted and deceptively leisurely film, with a heart of ice.
Alternating between polite probing and adolescent fidgeting once lust takes over, [actor Gedeck's] turn props up this intellectual potboiler even when it stumbles and falls.
| Original Score: 3/6
[A] warmly stirring romantic maelstrom of five multigenerational libidos let loose at a lakeside vacation site.
Summer '04 is so plainly the product of meticulous forethought that the shooting script might have been etched on marble slabs.
| Original Score: 2/5
The actors rise to the challenge of Nocke's tricky, high-flown script, and Krohmer meets them there.
Summer '04 more than confirms the promise of young Teuton helmer Stefan Krohmer.