Wake Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 4, 2005
Strong thesping and solid staging, atmospherically accompanied by disorienting, darkly folksy Ramsay Midwood songs make Wake surprisingly watchable.
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
May 29, 2004
Each brother fulfills a different purpose in the plot, and because they don't allow you to get too emotionally close, they're not as predictable. They're more real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 28, 2004
If you're already asking, 'Why don't these alcoholic losers just stop picking at their mental scabs and grow up?' this is not the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
June 5, 2004
Feels like a stagy adaptation of an already contrived play.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 29, 2004
A sour piece of work without a stitch of humor, taking itself too seriously... dramatic aspirations dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 28, 2004
Strictly straight-to-video fodder.
| Original Score: 1/4
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New York Daily News
May 28, 2004
A self-conscious exercise in indie-minded pretension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2004
A hackneyed gothic tale invoking those traditional American family values of secrets and lies, the film fails to transcend its derivative literary aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
May 27, 2004
Roy Finch's shrill, derivative independent film is largely a one-set affair that seems to have been transplanted from its natural home somewhere Off-Off-Off Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
May 26, 2004
As maddening as this clan is, one feels sympathy for the ensemble, which, absent full-bodied characters to inhabit, mug furiously, as if big gestures conjure big themes.
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
May 25, 2004
Fraught with sophomoric lost-innocence metaphors and schematic oedipal tensions.
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AV Club
May 27, 2004
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