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Greetings Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 3, 2016
Director Brian De Palma has infused Greetings with an excessively freewheeling sensibility that immediately grates...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 10, 2005
Most of it is strained and unfunny, with some generous nudity for nudity's sake and a hip sprinkling of four-letter words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ethan Vestby
The Film Stage
July 20, 2016
With the mission statement of setting out to make something akin to Jean-Luc Godard's '60s work, De Palma's third feature, Greetings, still feels surprisingly his own.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 22, 2006
Greetings, and salutations to a career destined to be pockmarked by provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
What holds the film together is not its plot (there isn't one) but its attitude, its general instinct for what is funny in our society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
February 7, 2010
Prickly comedy of alienation
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Silly and substantial.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It's all served up with good humor, self-indulgence, a touch of wit, and once in a while a fine satirical relish.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
March 7, 2011
Messy, but lively and surprisingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 20, 2011
This modest film by the young Brian De Palma, starring the young Robert De Niro, is one of the first features that dealt with Vietnam.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

May 24, 2003
What happened to a vivacious, talented director who could in 1968 co-write, direct and edit this movie for $40,000 yet 30 years later made Mission: Impossible?

TV Guide
March 7, 2011
Brian De Palma's breezy, Godardian first feature distills the heady atmosphere of Greenwich Village in an era of countercultural experimentation and anti-war protest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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