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The Learning Curve (2002)

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A couple drifts into crime for a few laughs and some fast money, but before long they discover they've gotten in too deep. Georgia (Money Mazur) is a beautiful but unstable woman who claims to be under eighteen and still living at home, though it's hard to say if she's telling the truth. One night, while drinking with friends, she meets Paul (Carmine Giovinazzo), a janitor who intervenes when a drunk propositioning Georgia doesn't seem willing to take no for an answer. Paul and Georgia are both

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Eric Schwab

Apr 23, 2002

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Sets an intriguing low-key thriller into motion, then proceeds to resolve it in the most uninspired way possible.

October 29, 2001 Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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Oh, that script by Mr. Schwab! As Cajun comic Justin Wilson says, 'He doesn't miss one damn inch of that road.'

October 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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The Learning Curve may not offer anything new, but it has terrific vitality.

October 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Adds a layer of irony as the director makes one beginner's mistake after another -- revealing Schwab's own learning curve to be quite steep.

October 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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uncharacteristically ambitious aims for a film that otherwise looks like nothing more than cheap exploitation thriller

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

Good, flashy visuals, but writer/ director Eric Schwab still has a long way to go in applying a strong story with characters that matter.

October 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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One of the cooler things about being required to watch lots of movies "sight unseen" is that occasionally something unexpectedly entertaining pops up.

August 1, 2002 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Impressive

February 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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The movie's all flash and formula, as original as the letter A.

October 11, 2001
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