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Auto Focus Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
June 29, 2013
What makes the material work so well here is the perception that both writer and director choose to execute with its protagonist, which is not to provide overlying sympathy for him or his choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 25, 2012
| Original Score: B-
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 28, 2004
Sempre fascinante, o filme traz Greg Kinnear e Willem Dafoe em performances absolutamente impecáveis.
| Original Score: 5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 19, 2003
Another probing case history of male pathology from one of the most consistently interesting American film-makers alive.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Crane's story is a modern Hollywood tragedy, and Schrader and Kinnear treat it with the utmost respect, creating a film that is both touching and bittersweet.
| Original Score: B
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
July 29, 2003
..interesting for the way it reveals what the advent of the videotape in the '70s has done to all of us. Like the Internet in the '90s, it has helped make what's private public - for better or worse.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5

Sunday Times (Australia)
July 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 1, 2003
Auto Focus is a tense and gripping film, filled with surprises and overt contradictions of the human condition. It's also a terrifying look at a man who loses his sense of himself and is caught in his own net of deceit as he self destructs.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Schrader weaves American sexual mores, advances in video technology, dangerous impulses and awareness of self into one compelling thread. The movie has a precise vision - funny, sad and profound all at once.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 21, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 7, 2003
It's a compelling watch, but moves no further than being an exploratory film about Crane's demise due to his sex addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 2, 2003
This is not a masterpiece; Schrader wrote a better film about career disintegration and the pathetic sexual lives of insecure men, and that film was "Raging Bull". But the movie is powerful.
| Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
March 21, 2003
Even if you've never watched an episode of Hogan's Heroes, Auto Focus is worth a spin in your DVD player.
| Original Score: A-
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Ruth Williams
Sight and Sound
March 4, 2003
An exemplary Schrader work, a painfully funny and misanthropic treatise on American masculinity and its sexualised image.
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
February 18, 2003
Kinnear delivers an excellent performance and the delirious imagery lingers for months.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
December 2, 2002
Along with director Paul Schrader ... Kinnear turns what could have been an exploitative, big-screen True Hollywood Story into a fascinating and compassionate portrait of an addictive personality.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
November 25, 2002
offers a step-by-step course in how to transform yourself from church-going family man to professional sex addict; instead of being your average 12-step program, this personality overhaul takes Crane approximately 12 years to complete.
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