Shrink Reviews

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April 16, 2017
Filled with cliches.
November 16, 2011
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.
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.
June 4, 2010
June 3, 2010
A limply-organised multi-story snoozefest from Jonas Pate.
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.
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.
June 2, 2010
Sharp and edgy but with a touching warmth, this satire piques the heart as well as the funny bone.
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
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.
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.
August 1, 2009
Shrink reminds us why Kevin Spacey matters.
July 31, 2009
...ultimately less successful as a fully-realized drama than as a showcase for its myriad of talented actors.
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