Ask the Dust - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ask the Dust Reviews

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March 10, 2006
Despite acute period detail and gorgeous desert cinematography by Caleb Deschanel from a South African locale, real life doesn't always shape up into a tightly structured script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2006
Who would have guessed that Robert Towne, the writer of Chinatown, could make a movie as awful as Ask the Dust? It has it all -- one-dimensional characters, one-dimensional set and idiotically arch dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 10, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2009
Airless, joyless
March 16, 2006
With its sunset colors and haunting music, Ask the Dust is very beautiful. And very empty.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
March 13, 2006
Generates all the heat of a snow cone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 23, 2006
The details add up to a story, but it's not cohesive and fluid enough to be engaging. How are we supposed to love the characters when we never understand their behavior?
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 12, 2006
The elements never quite come together, and the main characters never quite spring to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 10, 2006
Watching it is like being in a restaurant where the waiter brings out a luscious platter of food, then keeps walking right past you. All night long.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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 9, 2006
While the movie evokes the period well, thanks mostly to the stellar cinematography of Caleb Deschanel, it is a flawed and leaden adaptation of John Fante's seminal novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 16, 2006
The film outstays its welcome and winds up with an unsatisfying thunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2006
You get to see Hayek naked, and Ask The Dust still doesn't seem worth the price of admission!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 13, 2006
A minimalist melodrama that's badly frayed at the seams and threatening to unravel.
| Original Score: 1/4
March 26, 2006
[Director Robert Towne] may have been passionate about the project but that passion does not materialize on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 29, 2006
An excessively melodrama story filled with cliches about writing.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2006
This film is too dull to really spring to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 8, 2006
Fueled by shame and prejudice, the doomed relationship of these two proud self-haters is more drunken knife fight than transcendent love affair.
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