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Sean Axmaker
May 3, 2009
Rifkin has a cynical view of human behavior and he plays it for cheap titillation and bleak humor, which is mean-spirited at best and glib at worst.
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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2008
The performances feel natural, improvised, and it's easy to believe this is the world we inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 20, 2008
By the end, you're ready to call for the abolition of video surveillance, if only so that you can stop watching all these irritating characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 18, 2008
Not much is what you get with this bargain-basement attempt at Altman. It has 'direct to video' written all over it
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 16, 2008
If Crash had been this interesting it might have deserved that Oscar; this movie lacks polish but that is precisely what makes it work. It's a very interesting experiment, one which I found entertaining, nervewracking, and rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jules Brenner
January 11, 2008
The effectiveness of it in capturing our attention attests to very fine writing and editing which serve the mockumentary framework with immediate gripping power.
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 21, 2007
This could have amounted to nothing more than a clever trick, but it's much more than that.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 20, 2007
If the idea is that we're always being watched, why does it seem that in this movie, no one's really paying attention?
| Original Score: C-
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 18, 2007
Rifkin skillfully interweaves plotlines in a way that makes this currently much overused device seem perkily adroit rather than tiresome.
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
December 17, 2007
This is a great example of what you can do with not a lot of money as long as you're willing to think outside the box.
December 14, 2007
Rifkin's film is surprisingly compelling, if not up to dealing with the larger political issues it raises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 14, 2007
There are some funny moments, plus occasional nudity and sex, but the joke quickly wears off. What might have worked as a half-hour TV show doesn't suit itself to a feature-length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 14, 2007
Orwell would have loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2007
With its emphasis on its interweaving stories, the movie offers no commentary on the phenomenon of increasingly pried-apart privacy, positive or negative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
December 14, 2007
Look just wallows in the shameful acts. Nobody need watch.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
December 14, 2007
Some of this isn't easy to watch, but it's all worth a Look.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
December 14, 2007
Look, an unsettling, rudely funny but not entirely credible feature by the writer and director Adam Rifkin, is an ensemble narrative for the age of public surveillance.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Norm Schrager
December 14, 2007
heavy on concept, not content
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
December 14, 2007
Even if "Look" exploits reality TV by boosting a sub-marginal plot with very realistic security camera footage it is still a great perspective into our brave new world
| Original Score: 7/10
Pete Hammond
December 14, 2007
It brings up lots of questions to ponder and mostly succeeds as a fascinating, if frightening statement on the way we are.
| Original Score: 3/5
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