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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Reviews

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2002
The sisterly writing team of Karen and Jill Sprecher create that deadly form of cinema, the play mistaken for a movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
May 26, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
June 28, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 16, 2004
Deposita suas energias nos entrecruzamentos de seus personagens e se esquece de que, teoricamente, deveria girar em torno das visões destes sobre o mundo.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 24, 2002
Coulda been a contender.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
May 24, 2002
It tells more than it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
June 13, 2002
It works in fits and starts, but you never shake the feeling that it's trying too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joshua Tanzer
March 10, 2003
A dry, dim-looking film that's more about clever structure than meaningful stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
June 14, 2002
Whatever the truth, and despite some strong performances and a mildly creative way of interconnecting the various storylines, the picture is too much of a downer to be considered entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 12, 2002
What with all the blanket statements and dime-store ruminations on vanity, the worries of the rich and sudden wisdom, the film becomes a sermon for most of its running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 13, 2003
As [the characters] get more depressed, the story gets more tiresome, especially as it continues to mount a conspicuous effort to be profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 20, 2002
Sprecher's facile nihilism overwhelms the petty gestures of goodwill that are intended to exonerate her isolated characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
September 20, 2002
The overall result isn't drama as much as it is a dissertation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Mader
Hollywood Reporter
April 24, 2002
The film's characters never gain our sympathies. Their depression becomes ours.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
May 21, 2002
The screenplay tries to digest Kant, Sartre, and Bertrand Russell, but seems preemptively fatigued by its appointment with Destiny.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 24, 2002
Thirteen Conversations might have been as deep as it clearly aspired to be had more of its folks been designed, like Gene, to represent more than one thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
June 14, 2002
A pretentious drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
June 21, 2002
Frequently stilted and annoyingly abstruse as it is enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Empire Magazine
June 25, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 17, 2005
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 26, 2002
[Sprecher's] imagination is both literal-minded and free-form.
Jonathan Romney
December 6, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2002
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