What Alice Found Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 5, 2004
It neither glamorizes nor demonizes truck-stop whoredom; it merely depicts it, with little of the internal strife that ought to accompany it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 28, 2003
This digitally-shot feature never seems aware of its subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 20, 2005
This amateur film looks more like a TV show than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 2, 2003
Bell stays focused on the interstate milieu, but it's difficult to believe a frame of it.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 5, 2003
The movie looks like TV from beginning to end, and accentuates the other major compromise of its meager budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 28, 2004
What we found is a bleak, but interesting look into a world where the line is blurred between good people and bad. Judith Ivey's performance is the real jewel of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
May 21, 2004
It plays like a walk on the wild side dreamed up in a Starbucks.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 12, 2003
Heavy with self-importance and dolphin symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 16, 2003
The whole thing smacks resoundingly of student film, from the youthful protagonist to the road-y premise to the jejune fascination with trailer culture.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 19, 2004
Ivey delivers a sassy, no-nonsense performance and Grace shows herself a sensitive young actress, but neither overcomes Bell's pretensions or digital-video limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 19, 2004
The film's somewhat light-hearted tone is wholly inappropriate in what is, in essence, a story of sexual predators.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
April 12, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 23, 2003
A solid character piece that deftly probes the complicity of both sides in a morally dubious relationship.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 9, 2004
A fine merging of means, material and ego -- a nicely acted, simple little road movie vacuumed free of any indie scene smugness or self-satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
December 3, 2003
It's a modest, independent drama that turns out to be a gem!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
September 26, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 4, 2003
It so deftly tweaks your presumptions at every turn that you feel, by the end, that you've traveled somewhere -- and not just along several southbound interstates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 4, 2003
What Alice Found, a small, finely wrought drama about a na´ve young woman who gets lost on the American highway, gives that wonderfully salty New York stage actress Judith Ivey one of the chewiest roles of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2003
Ivey is fascinating, cooing nonstop in a cozy Southern accent, friendly and accepting, but also observant and oddly unknowable. It's a performance that even gets better on second viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
December 5, 2003
a lesson on how a life-changing story arc makes a character-based drama work so well
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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