Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux) Reviews

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2001
A film in which the camera's point of view never changes can start to feel claustrophobic. But the originality of the concept and the quality of the performances help to compensate.
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
"Thomas in Love" can be chalked up as a noble failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2001
The last few minutes of this movie are strangely moving. What leads up to them is shot through with dark humor and scathing satire.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 13, 2001
A sex film for the Bill Gates age, and it's about as sexy as Gates, too.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 2, 2001
What's surprising is how easy it is to sit still for.
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Norman Wilner
Toronto Star
September 14, 2001
Thomas In Love never develops beyond an interesting exercise in style over story.
Kieran Grant
Jam! Movies
September 14, 2001
While that leads to a conclusion that seems straight out of a student film, Renders does effectively create a sense of claustrophobia by plunking his audience down in the middle of Thomas' world.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2001
Innovative and thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 10, 2001
For a film that takes place entirely within the confines of the main character's computer screen, the Belgian Thomas in Love is amazingly interesting stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Barry Johnson
Oregonian
August 29, 2001
A clever satire.
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 24, 2001
A movie that's as emotionally bereft as the realm it purports to scrutinize and comment upon.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 24, 2001
It duplicates Thomas' miserable world so well we want to escape it as urgently as Thomas does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 17, 2001
Thomas in Love touches on so many subjects and is so visually interesting to watch that it won't just enrich your weekend movie plans, but stimulate your way of thinking as well.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2001
A good story about a fellow who really needs to leave his room.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 9, 2001
The Dutch director Pierre Paul Renders ingeniously conjures the image of a control freak society that is sinister in its very playfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

E! Online
August 9, 2001
The best and worst thing about the tale is that we never actually see Thomas. We only view events from his first-person and isolated perspective. The effect is both alienating and compelling.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 9, 2001
At 97 minutes, [Renders and Blasband] manage to get about all they possibly can out of this unusual narrative ploy.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 8, 2001
One of the year's small finds -- that rare art-house date movie.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
August 5, 2001
gentle, pointed satire and a very human story of disengagement
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 4, 2001
An intriguing work about modern loneliness, mediated relationships, cybersex, and the narcissism of cocooned individuals.
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