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Iowa Reviews

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February 6, 2007
This is just stylistic plagiarism, without any sense of self.
August 25, 2006
A mish-mash of familiar cinematic would-be jolts and shocks that don't convince for a more than a moment or two.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 25, 2006
Cut with distractions: tweaky visuals, borrowed touches and cartoonish characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2006
Here's a strange, moody movie about "Iowa" that's never going to make to a Chamber of Commerce dinner.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2006
Farnsworth's frenetic, often hysterical first feature tries desperately to find a style, or styles, to call its own, but there's never a moment that doesn't feel as if it's been chewed up and spit out a dozen times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 13, 2006
As director, Farnsworth lets tricky visuals run roughshod over dramatic unity, while as a performer, his lack of screen presence makes him seem sullen and uninterested instead of darkly charismatic.
April 3, 2006
The most unflinching look yet at the meth pandemic that is sweeping across the Midwest as family values are plowed under by modern corporate agri-business.
| Original Score: 7/10
March 31, 2006
According to this first-time feature filmmaker, the entire Hawkeye State is a hotbed of crime, corruption and clandestine chemistry, with home-cooked crystal methamphetamine replacing pot roast and Mom's apple pie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2006
There's not much story but there are plenty of colorful, almost David Lynchian drug freakouts.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 31, 2006
A sour vanity project: trash posing as a socially relevant 'cautionary tale.'
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 30, 2006
Matt Farnsworth's low-budget cautionary tale takes a 'drugs are evil' premise and pushes it to the extreme.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2006
Iowa is so stupendously slipshod that even mentioning the classics it vainly attempts to emulate would be to give it too much credit by association.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
March 28, 2006
Farnsworth brings a smidgen of scary energy to the social hellfire, and his newbie cast often out-act the pros.
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