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Ask the Dust Reviews

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July 7, 2010
Director Robert Towne and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel have creatrd a pretty picture but forgot to inject some life into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 30, 2009
Airless, joyless
April 19, 2007
Donald Sutherland saunters onscreen, momentarily raising the level of the film, before he ambles back out the door and things sink back down to the listless and pointless pace that typifies this jumbled mess of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 62/100
February 6, 2007
Supporting characters float in and disappear without rhyme, reason or resolution.
November 1, 2006
Towne has a perhaps unique ability to make this ill-fated movie romance classically seductive while doing full justice to its authentic subject. [His] canniness as a writer and casual sophistication do wonders for the actors.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 24, 2006
Although Chinatown writer Towne lovingly depicts the Depression-era LA setting (actually shot in South Africa), the film misfires.
June 8, 2006
Termina numa nota amarga; não em função de sua história, mas da promessa não realizada de se revelar um filme grandioso, digno de seu diretor.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2006
It is a odd-sounding, odd-looking piece of work, not uninteresting by any means, but there is something a little forced in both lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2006
A perplexing but ultimately rewarding experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2006
A curiously resistable drama, despite several strong elements -- the most notable being newcomer Idina Menzel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2006
Like the desert beyond, the film is arid and airless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2006
The elements never quite come together, and the main characters never quite spring to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 12, 2006
Something is missing, though. The themes are all there, but the movie doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier and rev you up.
May 6, 2006
This film is too dull to really spring to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 4, 2006
A lush ode to optimism, opportunity and the American dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2006
A pulpy, hard-boiled, ironic tale but with a happy ending
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2006
The characters are well drawn, but their relationships are not, making the viewing experience passive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2006
No one gets away unscathed in Robert Towne's overblown attempt at transfiguring John Fante's novel to film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 30, 2006
Farrell and costar Salma Hayek have rarely been so affecting, or so effective, as self-hating ethnics who find love.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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