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Adoration Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Clearly fascinated by the power of new technology and the fact that anyone is able to broadcast their thoughts, Egoyan has made an engrossing movie with an intriguing, original plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2015
Adoration spins an intricate weave of deception, an avatar maze in which almost every character is revealed to have more than one persona.
August 26, 2011
In Egoyanland it's always winter, but that can be reassuring.
October 1, 2010
Uneven enigmatic social drama that's framed like an imaginative mystery story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 9, 2010
A chilly intellectualism sucks the dramatic life out of Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's Adoration.
March 16, 2010
Though Egoyan, as usual, frequently strains credibility he at least manages to weave all of this into a fairly absorbing detective story that explores the roots and damaging implications of prejudice with unexpected grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2010
Without the constrictions of an adapted text, Egoyan's creativity turns towards intellectual exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2010
Unfortunately the elaborately unspooled plot delivering these ideas in dramatic form is so scraggy and effortful it defeats the cast and rather compromises our involvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2010
The most positive thing you can say about Atom Egoyan's latest film is that it is well-intentioned. But the most honest thing that you can say is that it's a painfully misguided and pretentious folly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2010
A pretty fatuous equivalence, made much more implausible by the clotted structure, some wince-makingly unconvincing scenes and truly terrible acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 2, 2010
Atom Egoyan is up to his old tricks with this fractured, elusive drama, resembling but never measuring up to the ones which launched his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2010
Populated with rich, complex characters, Adoration's impressive array of ideas is matched by its visual beauty and narrative ingenuity.
February 2, 2010
If you can buy into the improbable, this ultimately pans out as a wise and rather poignant story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2010
A complex, compelling brew, enhanced throughout by Egoyan's hypnotic style. Sadly, it's also weirdly remote and agonisingly slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2010
An ill-judged crack at a mainstream thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2010
A characteristically skewed but cerebral look at a dysfunctional family in a movie much easier to admire than actually like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2010
Theme is all-powerful, with characters verbally fondling their histories and identities - and, in one typically po-faced scene, intellectualising vomit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2010
Egoyan has hold of serious material...but it is untidily stitched into the narrative, crushing any illusion of spontaneity and loading the dialogue with heavy-duty didacticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2010
But when he turns from intellectual debate to the way human beings actually speak and behave, you might feel that he'd be better off writing essays himself.
February 2, 2010
Too self-conscious by half and often unnecessarily complicated. It's as if Egoyan, who wrote and produced it as well as directed, has so much on his mind that he can't sort it all out.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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