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AKA Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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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+
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 8, 2004
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 18, 2004
The three-panel format gives the digitally shot picture enormous psycho-emotional layering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 18, 2004
Does the radical choice to split up the action contribute anything that couldn't be achieved in a more traditional format? The answer is a well-earned affirmative, and the drama is solid enough to make the whole enterprise worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
March 5, 2004
Coupling the plot with the presentation -- and the appealing cinematography -- makes AKA a film not to miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
January 2, 2004
An unforgettable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 23, 2003
Always watchable yet ultimately self-defeating in terms of its tonal / aesthetic choices.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 16, 2003
Needlessly distracting and off-putting.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 12, 2003
Watching three frames at once is disconcerting at first, but eventually the experience gives the film a high-tech boost.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2003
Among the most sophisticated, fully realized and satisfying films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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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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.
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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.