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The Way We Get By Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
September 25, 2009
It is straightforward work. Yet over time, it becomes clearly, steadfastly about the existential.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 27, 2009
Watching them issue hugs produces an involuntary response. You want to hug them, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2009
Bring your handkerchiefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 17, 2009
Although it has affecting moments, the film can't quite decide whether it's about aging or about the effects of war on the home front, and its modest scale is more appropriate for TV than the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 17, 2009
Unfailingly modest and profoundly humane.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chris Barsanti
Hollywood Reporter
July 17, 2009
Aron Gaudet's film rages with quiet dignity against the dying of the light.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 16, 2009
The Way We Get By is neither pro- nor anti-war; it's a somber study of perpetually unsettled lives.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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S. James Snyder
Time Out
July 15, 2009
Though Aron Gaudet's documentary never quite captures the relieved atmosphere of these homecomings, it does acknowledge the dark side of a cheery platitude: those on both sides of the divide are in need of healing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 15, 2009
Gaudet has a hard time extending his material to feature length.