Canvas Reviews

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October 11, 2007
Despite its admirable qualities, Canvas fizzles and falls into cliche.
October 11, 2007
An absence of detail means that Canvas teaches little about what it's like to be mentally ill or to know someone who is.
October 9, 2007
Greco's sincerity is so palpable that the frequent uplift feels deserved, but with just-passable filmmaking and the demeaning score, Canvas falls somewhere between powerful indie and made-for-TV diversion.
October 7, 2007
Writer-director Joseph Greco's refusal to explain the roots of Mary's madness gives John's desperate desire to summon happier days a bewitching poignancy.
September 28, 2007
The director happens to know the often maligned subject of mental illness well from his own childhood as the son of a psychotic mother, and he embraces it with genuine feeling, emotional spontaneity and absence of consciously formulated dramatic pretense.
September 4, 2007
An unusually sensitive take on schizophrenia.
September 4, 2007
Auds will experience the joy of discovery in Greco's fact-based drama -- not just in its perspective on schizophrenia and the effect of the disease on one Florida family, but in Joe Pantoliano's cliche-demolishing performance.
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