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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
June 13, 2004
Each of the subjects alternates between charming and creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Von Doviak
January 8, 2003
A true pleasure.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 26, 2002
A naturally funny film, Home Movie makes you crave Chris Smith's next movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Watching these eccentrics is both inspiring and pure joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 15, 2002
Smith finds amusing juxtapositions that justify his exercise.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 14, 2002
"Home Movie" is the film equivalent of a lovingly rendered coffee table book.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 12, 2002
a documentary ditty that just barely sustains its 65 minute running time
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
November 5, 2002
"Home Movie" is a sweet treasure and something well worth your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Shawn Levy
October 18, 2002
It feels like very light Errol Morris, focusing on eccentricity but failing, ultimately, to make something bigger out of its scrapbook of oddballs.
September 27, 2002
Some people march to the beat of a different drum, and if you ever wondered what kind of houses those people live in, this documentary takes a look at 5 alternative housing options.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 26, 2002
Smith examines the intimate, unguarded moments of folks who live in unusual homes -- which pop up in nearly every corner of the country.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
September 26, 2002
Mr. Smith makes us look afresh at our own digs and at, as the old saying goes, what makes a house a home.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 25, 2002
A pleasant ramble through the sort of idoosyncratic terrain that Errol Morris has often dealt with...it does possess a loose, lackadaisical charm.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 9, 2002
A gloriously kooky chronicle of freak-flags flying high... combines Errol Morris' nonplussed lens with a penchant for damaged oddball subjects that merges the apparent instincts of Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
July 19, 2002
At just over an hour, Home Movie will leave you wanting more, not to mention leaving you with some laughs and a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 10, 2002
I like this movie a lot. I like that Smith, he's not making fun of these people, he's not laughing at them.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2002
[Smith] simply celebrates the universal desire to fashion our homes for our needs and desires.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
June 27, 2002
Smith is careful not to make fun of these curious owners of architectural oddities. Instead, he shows them the respect they are due.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 23, 2002
A celebration of quirkiness, eccentricity, and certain individuals' tendency to let it all hang out, and damn the consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 21, 2002
A winning and wildly fascinating work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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