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Touchy Feely Reviews

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
October 11, 2013
Despite its hints of New Age mysticism and serviceable performances from an able cast, Touchy Feely is too entrenched in its dour tone to be uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 11, 2013
The actors are all first-rate and the performances are fascinating, though Shelton, who shuns exposition, makes you work to figure out the interrelationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 12, 2013
There's something fresh and new here, something that wasn't so dominant in [Shelton's] previous work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2013
A work that gestures toward depths without truly plumbing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 6, 2013
The kind of film that makes you wish they had perfected choose-your-own-adventure technology for movies, one that would allow you to ditch the central character and follow any number of the story's more interesting second bananas.
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September 6, 2013
Shelton is more observant than she is deep, and her filmmaking can be undisciplined, but the movie's rambling, episodic rhythms do seem in tune with the nebulous stasis that infects everyone in Abby's orbit.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 6, 2013
"Touchy Feely'' works better in its funnier moments, but Shelton - who pads things out with way too many scenic shots of Seattle - never pulls all these threads together into a satisfying whole.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 5, 2013
"Touchy Feely" becomes disoriented and doesn't recover its direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 5, 2013
Shelton's oh-so-slight veer toward whimsy and artifice this time turns her previous strengths into weaknesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 5, 2013
Touchy Feely is minor, but these people are good company.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
September 5, 2013
The screenplay is so muddled that it's hard to fathom what it's trying to convey, despite a twin dose of magical realism that screams "high concept."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Sam Adams
Time Out
September 3, 2013
Like her characters, Shelton doesn't know what to do when things actually happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Violet Lucca
Village Voice
September 3, 2013
Just as tedious as waiting in a dentist's office for an hour and a half, Lynn Shelton's latest fumblingly cutesy outing ought to be her last.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2013
Shelton's latest is warm but less endearing than its predecessors.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
January 22, 2013
Trading her improv-based filmmaking style for a more traditional screenplay-grounded model, Lynn Shelton delivers an uneven mix of half-formed conflicts in Touchy Feely.