Warm Water Under a Red Bridge Reviews

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
October 25, 2002
There's much tongue in cheek in the film and there's no doubt the filmmaker is having fun with it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 27, 2002
Seeing it as a Westerner is an enlightening, even liberating, experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 26, 2002
Like its bizarre heroine, it irrigates our souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
September 6, 2002
A charming, quirky and leisurely paced Scottish comedy -- except with an outrageous central gimmick that could have been a reject from Monty Python's Meaning of Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 18, 2002
Imamura has said that Warm Water Under a Red Bridge is a poem to the enduring strengths of women. It may also be the best sex comedy about environmental pollution ever made.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2002
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
June 28, 2002
A deep and meaningful film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 2002
Imamura's delight in the infinite oddity of men and women is goofy; it's also, at heart, reverent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 9, 2002
Combines a comically dismal social realism with a farcically bawdy fantasy of redemption and regeneration.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 3, 2002
There's not enough here to justify the almost two hours.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 30, 2002
Nonchalantly freaky and uncommonly pleasurable, Warm Water may well be the year's best and most unpredictable comedy.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
October 22, 2001
Lurid and less than lucid work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 3, 2001
Simply doesn't have sufficient heft to justify its two-hour running time.
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Gene Seymour
September 28, 2001
A tasty slice of droll whimsy.