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April 16, 2017
Filled with cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 9, 2010
The film, expertly played by actors who look as if they know exactly what they are talking about, is a bit like a voyeur's view of the Hollywood we only hear about in scandal sheets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2010
Shrink neatly intertwines the lives of the leading characters in a manner reminiscent of Robert Altman's Short Cuts but without that film's haunting poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2010
A limply-organised multi-story snoozefest from Jonas Pate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2010
Though it dwells on the seamier side of showbiz -- a seedy, pill-popping actor and a slutty casting-couch actress turn up in subplots -- it ultimately buys into the fantasy land it had started out debunking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2010
Blackly funny but never as vicious as it clearly wants to be, this rather nihilistic look at modern society keeps us hooked with desperate and lost characters who all have a whiff of soulful humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 2, 2010
Sharp and edgy but with a touching warmth, this satire piques the heart as well as the funny bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2010
Throw it in the shark tank with Crash, Grand Canyon, Magnolia, etc.
April 30, 2010
Shrink has fine acting, intriguing characters and moments of humor and pathos, but I left the theater feeling a bit cheated.
October 6, 2009
It's an impressively convoluted piece of writing, but it loses it shine when it becomes clear that neither Moffett nor Pate know where they are going with these stories
| Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2009
It's another Los Angeles movie that is alternately self-congratulatory and self-pitying...
September 26, 2009
Though a little too interconnected when it comes to narrative coincidences, the emotional intensity laced with deliciously dark humor and nasty neo-screwball wit, outweighs the gimmickry.
August 20, 2009
Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward, and when those sparks emanate from a doobie clutched by Kevin Spacey, a smug critique of the American dream is sure to follow.
August 14, 2009
[The characters'] fates, naturally, intertwine, with a resolution that could only occur in Hollywood.
August 6, 2009
As all of Shrink's seemingly disparate stories begin to fall too cleverly into each other, it's easy to be distracted by some fine performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 3, 2009
Spacey is mesmerizing as the "compassion fatigued" Carter. The pain and anger of his character are palpable, as is his heart-wrenching frustration.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 1, 2009
Shrink reminds us why Kevin Spacey matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2009
...ultimately less successful as a fully-realized drama than as a showcase for its myriad of talented actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2009
I'm not his manager, but I wonder if Kevin Spacey would profit from laying off the sardonic, disaffected, emotionally numb characters for a while. They're criminally easy for him at this point in his career.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 31, 2009
The characters are so flatly conceived and their dilemmas so familiar that you wonder if the filmmakers even aspired to be original. Luckily, Kevin Spacey plays Carter with scene-saving grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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