Hemingway's Garden of Eden Reviews

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
December 10, 2010
It just seems like a bunch of actors playing dress-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 10, 2010
Everybody flirts with everyone else as director John Irvin pours on a level of shopping-mall-gift-shop-kitsch that would shame Wayne Newton.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2010
Better than it might have been yet still a definite letdown, a literary B-side turned into something not awful, just forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 9, 2010
Ms. Suvari's Catherine is so extravagantly monstrous that Mr. Huston's David, who provides a desultory narration, comes across as an inert nonentity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 9, 2010
The dialogue and plot in Garden Of Eden are rendered clearly and precisely, without a lot of fine shading. The result is a movie that's all surface... all silly, silly surface.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
December 9, 2010
Vet British helmer John Irvin's mannered, bloodless and appallingly thesped filmization of Hemingway's posthumous novel, though unlikely to set the author rolling in his grave, may still have viewers rolling in the aisles.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 7, 2010
The resulting sangria cocktail is mild, unchallenging, and kinda dull.