We Don't Live Here Anymore Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2004
A bracingly mature look at the messiness of matrimony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 11, 2004
Uncompromising in its depiction of two marriages beyond hope.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
September 10, 2004
The film's subtler truths seep through in scenes where one of the adults spends time with their children, who are more aware of what's going on than any of the grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 9, 2004
I was fully absorbed in the characters and their casually outrageous behavior.
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
September 8, 2004
We Don't Live Here Anymore is a thoughtful but dreary examination of narcissism, disconnection, and emotional dishonesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
September 7, 2004
This cautionary tale for adults might be a little close to the bone, perhaps, for some audience members, but it's a sincere and finely-wrought ensemble piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 5, 2004
An intriguing and often gripping character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 3, 2004
For all the acting pyrotechnics, the people in We Don't Live Here Anymore scarcely exist outside the confines of their marital turmoil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
September 3, 2004
A terribly slim, pretentious movie that wallows in the monotonous, far-from- fascinating angst of its self-involved characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 3, 2004
We Don't Live Here Anymore deftly captures the pain and suffocation of people who have fallen out of love and don't know who to blame. It just forgets to allow them -- or the audience -- to feel anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 3, 2004
An artfully directed, well-acted bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 3, 2004
A film for grown-ups in which actions have consequences and consequences aren't resolved with a lecture or a hug or a gun.
| Original Score: 3/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
September 2, 2004
If emotional tension is what you're after (and all you're interested in), though, We Don't Live Here Anymore is a provocative address for a one-night stand.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 2, 2004
By focusing on details and rituals that are the glue of our lives but which the characters leave unattended, Curran peers into the tragic heart of the mundane.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 2, 2004
Watts manages to make her Edith seem genuinely remorseful about her actions but unable to stop, and Ruffalo puts a believable hint of guilt in Jack's face that he carries through the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 2, 2004
Painstakingly crafted to terrify the audience about love, lust, the inability to tell one for the other and the way each is capable of destroying the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
September 1, 2004
A decent ending would've gone a long way to making this good film near perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 30, 2004
Dramatically engaging... but it's hard to stop hoping for the characters to finally get some therapy and put an end to this misery parade.
Karen Karbo
Oregonian
August 27, 2004
An absorbing relational Rorschach test masquerading as a domestic drama, a sardonic examination of marriage and friendship that invites the audience to think for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 27, 2004
These are terrifically talented actors wasted on a film that's short on insight, long on self-pity and essentially anti-erotic.
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