The Anniversary Party - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Anniversary Party Reviews

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 22, 2001
If digital looks like this and makes it possible for such funny and intimate chamber pieces to come into existence, then bring on the digital movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 22, 2001
This film is monumentally annoying.
Pam Grady
Reel.com
June 22, 2001
With witty ripostes and beautiful people, there's reason enough to stay for this Party.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
June 22, 2001
For all its superfluous and self-conscious moments, the picture is a draining kick.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 22, 2001
The kind of movie only the people starring in it could love.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
June 22, 2001
The film has a marvelous cast, and everyone is in fine form.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 22, 2001
Never less than entertaining and often much, much more.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
June 22, 2001
A textbook example of why actors sometimes should just act.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 22, 2001
A cool and intelligent look at a lifestyle where smart people are required to lead their lives according to dumb rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
June 22, 2001
Isn't what you'd call a probing film, but it's a slick and savvy one.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
June 21, 2001
The Anniversary Party's tone wanders from overly affectionate softball to overripe gravitas, and its dialogue is often painfully amateurish.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 21, 2001
The relationships have the ebb and flow of astute observation and inspired improvisation.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
June 21, 2001
Smart and edgy.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 21, 2001
A classic guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 21, 2001
Has a loose, improvisatory feel that rings true.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
June 21, 2001
Slips into a series of histrionic outbursts and contrived situations.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 21, 2001
An actory movie, with performers gorging on the kind of histrionics an experienced director would put a lid on.
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
June 21, 2001
Instructive about both relationships and American aspirations to elitism.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 18, 2001
At times it's like watching a series of acting exercises as the camera discreetly moves from star to star to afford each a chance momentarily to shine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
June 16, 2001
Clever concept, made uniquely personal...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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