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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 22, 2002
Leigh uses a somber cello-rich score to infuse this quotidian suffering with a mystical edge and high-culture gloss -- and yet, thanks to the generally enthusiastic performing, the movie borders on farce.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
October 31, 2002
These characters are beyond hope -- and caring about.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 1, 2002
Grueling, heavy-handed, and surprisingly insight-free.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
November 1, 2002
The effort features solid performances but also an omnipresent and gloomy realism that's likely to wear down and depress many viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
December 5, 2002
The characters do nothing but smoke, eat, argue, drink, argue, fight some more, and drive around. Leigh may have intended to portray tedious lifestyles here, but he doesn't go anywhere with them.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jordana Brown
Citysearch
October 24, 2002
Mostly the movie's just a cascade of depressing moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 22, 2002
Lazy, miserable and smug. This is one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 23, 2002
Fancy a real downer? [Leigh] lays it on so thick this time that it feels like a suicide race.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 17, 2002
Dreary tale of middle-class angst
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2002
A tough go, but Leigh's depth and rigor, and his skill at inspiring accomplished portrayals that are all the more impressive for their lack of showiness, offsets to a notable degree the film's often-mined and despairing milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 1, 2002
Leigh's sympathy for the working poor is unmistakable and unassailable, but the tragic grandeur with which he imbues their pain hovers dangerously close to condescension.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
November 8, 2002
A long, dull procession of despair, set to cello music culled from a minimalist funeral.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 13, 2002
In comparison to his earlier films it seems a disappointingly thin slice of lower-class London life; despite the title...amounts to surprisingly little.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 17, 2003
For close to two hours the audience is forced to endure three terminally depressed, mostly inarticulate, hyper dysfunctional families for the price of one.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
October 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 16, 2003
...a somber film, almost completely unrelieved by any comedy beyond the wistful everyday ironies of the working poor.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
American audiences may rebel against such unrelenting bleakness, but said audiences will not find a more intimate emotional portrait at their local multiplex.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 1, 2002
These people are real as few movie characters ever are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
October 28, 2002
The movie isn't always easy to look at. But if it is indeed a duty of art to reflect life, than Leigh has created a masterful piece of artistry right here.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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