You Can Count On Me Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
May 17, 2011
This feature debute, which gives good name to American indie cinema, is worth revisiting on DVD for the performances of Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 14, 2011
well structured without resorting to flashbacks
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Rogers
December 15, 2010
A score of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites befits siblings accustomed to solitude - passages of mourning and joy given life by characters with proper proportions of antagonism and affection. Unresolved yet complete, it's about replacing fear with truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
The lead characters are extremely well played by Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo. Yet above all it is Kenneth Lonergan's writing and direction that left the biggest mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Sorrento
November 16, 2009
Stylized showmen do Rain Man and Forrest Gump, but it takes a natural actor like Ruffalo to pull off this strange beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
November 9, 2009
Linney and Ruffalo's rapport is warm but raw and unsentimental, capturing the unconditional tough love dynamic that can only exist between siblings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
A quiet, amazingly sharp character study.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Lonergan avoids the faults of many American storytellers by refusing to cast characters in a judgmental light, giving each enough dignity to be convincing and sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jordan Hiller
July 13, 2004
It is a rarity to find a film willing to tell a story through an exploration of the relationship, the romance, between a brother and a sister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
January 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
March 13, 2003
You won't meet a nicer dysfunctional family all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
The best domestic comedy-drama in ages, a genuine American beauty without all the flash of American Beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
July 16, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 6, 2001

April 16, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 7, 2001
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 7, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 7, 2001
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000

National Post
January 1, 2000
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