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Julia Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Fear
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 27, 2009
Charles Bukowski would have loved this foul-mouthed, fiery, reckless woman. Against all odds and common sense, you will, too.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 10, 2009
In a sense, it goes to all the places a sensitive character study might have gone, but more dramatically, convincingly and vividly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 3, 2009
A nerve-wracking thriller with a twisty plot and startling realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
May 15, 2009
This is Zonca's second feature. His first, The Dreamlife of Angels, was extraordinary. Rent that one instead.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2009
We never get a good look at her demons, just the havoc they wreak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 8, 2009
Picture Fargo played with no sense of comedy, and you'll get some idea of the absurdity of this drunken floozy, clicking and wobbling on high heels, often with bits of her anatomy hanging out, trying to pull off the perfect crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 8, 2009
Like any beautiful, heartbreaking wreck -- we can never take our eyes off Julia. Or the fierce and uncompromising actress bringing her to awful, astonishing life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 8, 2009
Ms. Swinton doesn't have Ms. Rowlands' tenderness, but, damn, she has just about everything else you need or want.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 7, 2009
[Director] Zonca's merely feeding off Swinton's manic performance, which starts out tough to watch, then becomes gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 6, 2009
This overlong, lurchy homage to John Cassavetes' 1980 film Gloria is a mess, but a fascinating one, given Swinton's desperately avid performance in the title role.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
May 5, 2009
Jeered upon its premiere at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival and only now receiving a token U.S. release, Julia demands to be reassessed and reckoned with.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
December 5, 2008
It's the slow burn of Swinton's idiosyncratic but engrossing interpretation of this unlikely heroine that holds the movie together and provides an end result that is both affecting and teasingly different.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Eddie Cockrell
February 13, 2008
A startling misfire.