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Bounce Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 25, 2012
The very premise of Bounce sounds suspect, so it's a credit to Roos' writing that he largely overcomes his own dubious plotline and fashions a fairly involving love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Entertaining story of fate, alcoholism, and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
The fact that it remains watchable and enjoyable is a credit to its actors and its writer ...
| Original Score: C+
Michael Dequina
Movie Poop Shoot
December 28, 2004
What should have been graceful understatement instead reads as lifeless detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Affleck and Paltrow seem to be enjoying their roles far more than we do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Heavy-handed, unbelievable, predictable, and when without Gwenyth, a not very exciting film to find oneself bouncing ultimately boredly through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Seems too slight and shallow to really work as a drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
a major disappointment from writer-director Don Roos, who previously created the scathingly funny "The Opposite of Sex." ...this muddled drama is more like the opposite of interesting.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Mais Que o Acaso se salva graças ao desempenho de seus protagonistas e à química existente entre estes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Two movies in one -- lively when people are talking, lame when things are happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
What keeps it grounded is the commitment by Roos and his cast to making the emotions of the story real.
Full Review | Original Score: short
July 9, 2001
Ben and Gwynneth, "just friends" or no, have a lovely, believable chemistry that isn't all hot sex or amusing rapid fire witticisms.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.2
Chris Phillips
Movieline
April 16, 2001
[Gives] us two smart, likable characters to follow.
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
April 16, 2001
You can almost see the strings as the actors are manipulated into position for one more weepy scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
March 27, 2001
An agreeable but ultimately insubstantial piece of fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
If you're expecting Bounce to be a followup to Don Roos' edgy dark comedy The Opposite Of Sex, be prepared for something more like The Opposite Of Don Roos.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This touching, finely wrought bowl of suds is a seamless piece of work.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Don Roos' dialogue is a cut above the norm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I wanted [Buddy and Abby] to become lovers, which means they sold me on themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Resembles the compromised movies [Roos] used to write for the studios, though it's more like Boys on the Side than his dreaded rewrite of Diabolique.
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