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AKA Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
May 10, 2003
It is overlong and at times exceedingly dull, a waste of some very good techniques and ideas. It sits on the edge of being an excellent movie, then teeters over the wrong way.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Null
July 8, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
March 19, 2004
The story is an interesting one, so I wanted to like this. I guess with three movies on the screen, I must have been watching the wrong one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Greg Muskewitz
June 14, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
December 11, 2003
The material comes packed with dramatic possibilities and rich metaphors, but Mr. Roy focuses most of his energy on caricaturing his wealthy former friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 16, 2003
Needlessly distracting and off-putting.
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Dennis Harvey
December 23, 2003
Always watchable yet ultimately self-defeating in terms of its tonal / aesthetic choices.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 27, 2004
The triptych scheme underscores the basic blandness of Matthew Leitch as the hero, a cipher on the make.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2004
An interesting though not extremely successful experiment, but it definitely makes you want to see what Duncan Roy does next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 20, 2004
'AKA' is DOA...boring, and boring in an irritatingly complicated way.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
April 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 20, 2004
As the movie goes on (and on), this triple-image effect ultimately starts to feel less effective than what a single, well-placed camera might convey.
| Original Score: C+

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 20, 2004
It's an eloquent testament to the fragmentary nature of identity.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 10, 2003
Not just one of the best gay films to come out of Britain in years, it's one of the best British films period.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 2, 2004
Roy has told an engaging, complex story with masks under its masks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
As a simple story about one young man's search for himself, this is gripping, powerful stuff. But you get the feeling that Roy has much bigger fish to fry!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 13, 2004
Beautifully crafted, daringly staged, and movingly scored, "AKA" is a triumph of British cinema (and cinema in general).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
December 9, 2003
The period specificity of the pre-AIDS, pre-Thatcher years is piquant, and Roy boldly allows Dean's sexuality to be the most complicated -- and opaque -- aspect of his shifting self.
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Jan Stuart
December 11, 2003
AKA has the ruthlessness and compassion of someone who has been there, done that and emerged with a heightened understanding of our shared sense of fraudulence.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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