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Uncertainty Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The gimmicky filming technique backfires.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

May 26, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unfortunately, the movie lacks narrative balance -- not in terms of screen time but in terms of raw audience interest.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

September 25, 2011
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Perhaps Uncertainty is a metaphor for the writing process. You start with a blank page then you have to make a decision, any decision, and follow it as far as you can.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

May 1, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Rain Li's crisp cinematography gives the entwined stories different but complementary visual styles. Paul Zucker's editing supports each genre then poses fresh questions by leaping from one to the other.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 8, 2010
Stan Hall
Oregonian

Uncertainty is a long gimmick stylishly filmed and moderately enjoyable but plagued by tedious stretches and constant reminders of its own artificiality.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

December 24, 2009
Philippe Garnier
L.A. Weekly
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You either swallow it and learn to love it, or you start running.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 14, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Some viewers may find fault with the basic idea, but Uncertainty is undeniably fascinating.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

December 11, 2009
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film bets everything on an unconventional structure, but fails to do much with it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 11, 2009
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A tiny little piece of awesomeness.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 19, 2009
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com

Through a purely movie-world concept, the film arrives at some surprisingly real, vivid feelings.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 19, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A satisfying romantic drama with two alternate stories and a remarkably fresh and vibrant performance by Lynn Collins.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2009
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A brilliantly-conceived, well-executed, micro-budgeted, action-packed thriller which gives a whole new meaning to 4th of July fireworks.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 16, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Has an interesting concept along with a terrific cast, stylish cinematography and interesting use of symbolism, but it's often rather bland and too low on imagination, credibility and wit.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.5/10

November 14, 2009
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Indie drama asks -- but doesn't answer -- big questions.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A taut, skillful exercise in cinematic clockwork.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Excellent New York City location shooting and the ever-reliable Joseph Gordon-Levitt can't salvage this gimmicky, overlong thriller from Scott McGehee and David Siegel...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 13, 2009
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

An odd metaphysical exploration that never stops feeling like a stunt.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 12, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The leads are immensely appealing, but the sum of their experiences equals nothing more profound than two earnest people wrestling with a tough decision.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

November 12, 2009
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

A young couple between a rock and a hard place must choose whether to go to a family dinner or run from gangsters, but only the latter choice is intereting.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B-

November 12, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins are so interesting that it's easy to put up with the decision-making dithering that goes along with the title.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

November 11, 2009
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