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Bodies, Rest & Motion Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bodies, Rest and Motion is one of those movies that not only comes accompanied by supporting materials, but seems fairly pointless unless you brief yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
November 15, 2007
| Original Score: 0/5
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Variety Staff
February 4, 2008
Uncompelling but moderately engaging.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A laid-back look at youthful rootlessness which never really catches fire.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 10, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 31, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Every generation spends a while in the navel observatory before learning that it's a shallow, lint-clogged pursuit.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
They may be archetypes of my peers, but it's really hard to even care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 26, 2003
Not much motion, but plenty of reason to rest
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
April 29, 2006
The narrative applies Newton's famous law to charcaters that are in rest (more inertsia here), forced to move by an external stimulus. The acting is good, but overall a static, venetless feature.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 4, 2008
The strength of it, the subtext of revolving door relationships, would have been better served if allowed to remain more subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
In an era when many motion pictures are going for 'big,' it's nice to see well-known actors in a 'small' film like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
A great indie-list cast makes the angst worth watching.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 18, 2002
Forgettable rom-com fodder
| Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 4, 2008
The film squeaks in its joints whenever it tries too hard to make a 'generational statement,' and may annoy you with its glibness, but it manages to hold one's interest -- surprisingly at times, given the lightweight characters.
Christopher Null
September 24, 2005
It's overall well-acted but often too stupid to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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