Around the Bend - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Around the Bend Reviews

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Michael Dequina
December 21, 2014
When traveling the American Southwest, there are bound to be many KFC locations around the bend to feed you along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
Michael Caine and Christopher Walken breath spirited life into debut writer/director Jordan Roberts' road trip of family bonding in this independent movie with a big heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005 many ways the softer scenes have more punch to them than any of the emotional confrontations or dramatic revelations
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
April 23, 2005
An unusual, oddly satisfying film that's part road movie and part emotional drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Oozes sentimentality for the plight of these mildly eccentric characters... The problem isn't the film's gooey center but the flavorless, formulaic substance surrounding it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 31, 2005
There's not much happening even when the viewer eventually gets around the bend.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Cornelius
February 24, 2005
The film is not quite the deep drama or outrageous comedy it tries to be, but an engaging little story nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
... a student film that benefits from the participation of solid professionals.
Read More | Original Score: C
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 25, 2004
O diretor e roteirista estreante exibe um autêntico desespero em emocionar o público com os personagens e tom tipicamente "indies", mas o resultado é simplório e entediante.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 24, 2004
The film is a modest vehicle for large talents and should have earned its funding as a matter of product placement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
November 8, 2004
...the kind of movie that gives sincerity a bad name.
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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 5, 2004
At times it almost feels as if the movie is making fun of itself, acknowledging just how familiar and overdone most of this material is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 5, 2004
Roberts lets his actors run loose, leading to such embarrassments as Caine's unidentifiable accent or Glenne Headly's turn as Henry's Danish * nurse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 5, 2004
I liked "Around the Bend" enough to wish it were a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 4, 2004
Technically a motion picture, Around the Bend is essentially an advertisement for Kentucky Fried Chicken. It also happens to be mind-numbingly cloying.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
October 31, 2004
How does a film like this get national distribution when dozens of films exactly like it wallow in Sundance obscurity, never to see the light of day outside Park City?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 29, 2004
This is the male equivalent of the chick flick. It could have been titled Divine Secrets of the Da-Da Brotherhood.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 29, 2004
Calling this 'tired' gives fatigue a bad name.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 29, 2004
In the end Around the Bend isn't an awful movie. It's merely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
October 28, 2004
[A] cloying road/buddy flick.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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