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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 19, 2007
A deadpan funny, off-beat futuristic sci-fi thriller that satirizes a corporatized culture that seems all too contemporary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 3, 2005
The charm, verve, and clearly articulated vision a filmmaker would need to put this over are nowhere in evidence, though Hartley's sentimentality and wan cynicism are on grating display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 18, 2005
Shakes its shamanistic staff at a world continually overwhelmed with consumerism and the proliferation of mega-conglomerations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Norm Schrager
May 16, 2005
Not every shoestring indie needs to be energetic and edgy, but it could've really helped in this case
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 14, 2005
A poetic satire and genre parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Hanson
Film Threat
May 14, 2005
A profoundly unnecessary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 14, 2005
An interminable movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 6, 2005
Pointlessly stilted and frustratingly obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 5, 2005
Engaging performances and a stylized visual approach lend it originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2005
Hartley's score is lovely and he makes excellent use of digital video, but the film's paucity of provocative ideas is its undoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 4, 2005
Not one of Hartley's most successful efforts, but it's witty, daring, different and a welcome alternative to Hollywood pap.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 4, 2005
Sharp and inventive sci-fi/satire, via the great Hal Hartley.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 3, 2005
Like so many science fiction fantasies, Hal Hartley's new film begins with a clever satirical premise, then stumbles all over itself trying to tell a coherent, original story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
May 3, 2005
Streaky low-frame-rate DV, Dogme-style mundane interiors, and merely unembarrassing televisual performances add up to a monotonous, unenlightening experience.
M.E. Russell
April 29, 2005
As satire, it doesn't add up -- but it's an admirable, if dull, experiment.
| Original Score: C
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
April 22, 2005
Hal Hartley's 'fake sci-fi movie about the way we live now' is a misfire, suggesting occasional winks of satire while taking itself so seriously that you're left wondering when to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 21, 2005
A snarky satire of consumerism in the guise of pseudo sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
April 14, 2005
A flat, tedious film that, while perhaps accessible to a mainstream audience, would probably bore them, while indie-philes would admit that it simply has no substance.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Robert Koehler
April 13, 2005
Unconvincingly attempts to update the futurist dystopian traditions of Orwell, Huxley and William Gibson.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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