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Winter Passing Reviews

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Christopher Campbell
September 17, 2007
While Deschanel is the reason to see Winter Passing, her support is nearly impeccable in keeping it from being a one-woman show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A cold, hard work inhabited by tortured or incidental characters who embody an interior journey that is neither entertaining nor cathartic.
Scott Weinberg
May 14, 2006
A strangely moving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 7, 2006
Performances keep the film afloat and focused whenever it threatens to drift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 31, 2006
Unfortunately, this too-dour film can't decide whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama. As a result, it doesn't really work as either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 31, 2006
The comic moments fall flat while the serious stuff often is unintentionally funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 22, 2006
A film that feels like it will take forever to pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 16, 2006
What's real and true about Winter Passing is the relationship between Don and Reese, the father and daughter who wear their damaged dynamic on their sleeves for all to see.
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
March 11, 2006
Midway through, Rapp loses momentum, failing to hone in on just what kind of movie he wants to make, and Winter Passing languishes in that no-man's land between tiny, meandering, indie drama and plotted, pointed family melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Karl Rozemeyer
Premiere Magazine
March 11, 2006
Winter Passing's quirky elements and light comedic touches fail to save it from its dark and lumbering premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
March 10, 2006
This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
March 10, 2006
[Adam] Rapp's screenplay doesn't have much sympathy for its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matt Pais
March 10, 2006
[Zooey] Deschanel carries the heavy and sometimes uneven Winter Passing, which possesses not only a love of language but a moving adoration for the language of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 10, 2006
There are intriguing actors and ideas here, but only occasionally do they combine with convincing force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
March 10, 2006
...a finding-yourself drama that gets lost in unnecessary character quirks.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 9, 2006
There isn't a spark in the familiar emotional situation or a reason to care how these amiably bland characters end up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 9, 2006
This is the kind of movie routinely dismissed as too slow and quiet by those who don't know it is more exciting to listen than to hear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
March 9, 2006
It's a disturbing movie, particularly the first half, and one not easily digested.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 9, 2006
Winter Passing is one dull, extended encounter session among hackneyed characters.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 9, 2006
The overall impression is one of: "so what"?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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