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Backseat Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
April 18, 2008
Once in a while, a movie inspires nothing more than complete apathy. Backseat is such a lackluster work.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 9, 2008
A road movie that runs out of gas almost immediately after it gets started, Backseat is the sort of quirky indie feature that impresses at festivals but feels wan when experienced under real cinematic conditions.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 3, 2008
Anyone who's spent a lot of time at independent-film festivals will feel a familiar sinking feeling within the first 10 minutes of Backseat.
Read More | Original Score: D+
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Ronnie Scheib
March 31, 2008
Culturally falling somewhere between Sideways and Dumb and Dumber, this low-rent road movie similarly rides on principles of audience identification, largely minus competent helming, thesping or scripting.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 28, 2008
Sporadically funny, micro-budgeted indie comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 28, 2008
The flailing, protagonists of Backseat, while not exactly 40-year-old virgins, can have avoided that fate only by the tender mercies of women with low expectations.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
March 25, 2008
Bruce Van Dusen's 2005 comedy plots a meandering course due north without locating a word of truth.