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45365 Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 12, 2010
45365 doesn't quite satisfy, with many of its through lines feeling just a bit off.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 31, 2010
The first shot tells us "45365 is the zip code of the town." In this achingly beautiful film, that zip code belongs to Sidney, Ohio, a handsome town of about 20,000 residents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 25, 2010
[A] lyrical, loving documentary.
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
June 16, 2010
For the filmmakers, who wins or loses means little. The ongoing ritual of small-town American life is all.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Scott
January 29, 2010
Imagine Norman Rockwell had he been more of a realist than a nostalgist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 17, 2010
A quietly enchanting, captivating, visually striking and narration-less mosaic of Sidney, Ohio.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 21, 2010
Crafts a symphonic sense of time and place, and in doing so locates the profound in the prosaic.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
June 13, 2010
An exhaustively detailed, entrancing journey, crafted with love for everything from raindrops on a windshield to a cheesy Elvis impersonator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
June 15, 2010
What makes 45365 special is its eye for the infinite diversity within a superficially monotonous pattern.
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
March 25, 2010
Slow-moving camerawork, quiet moments involving everyday occurrences and a breathtaking level of naturalism turns small town life in Sidney, Ohio into film poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 25, 2010
Directors Turner Ross and Bill Ross IV, brothers and native sons of Sidney, find poetry in images of the mundane.
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
June 17, 2010
American small-town life is the subject of this interesting, stunningly photographed but less than profound documentary.
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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
March 25, 2010
Strange, disorienting and unexpectedly affectionate.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2010
A graceful, affectionate yet clear-eyed portrait of daily Middle America small-town life in which no individuals are interviewed but instead are observed with detachment as they go about their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 9, 2010
The result is a film that seems to slide effortlessly between situations and seasons, presenting a kaleidoscopic look at a community.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
June 15, 2010
The overall effect is almost hypnotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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