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Bounce Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 28, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The most depressing date movie since Random Hearts.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Dramatic contrivances and manipulation stain a tissue-thin plot.
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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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A romantic drama of lovely, modest, and all too rare understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
[Paltrow and Affleck] are very attractive people but don't give the impression they've ever lost anything other than their way to an Oscar after-party.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances and comfortably lived-in sets to produce a cornucopia of poignantly human interludes.
| Original Score: 86/100
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
About as moving as a month-old Kleenex.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The time has come for unsparing truths: Has there ever been a duller Hollywood duo than Ben & Gwyn?
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Something is missing in Bounce, the muted dynamic of which calls forth a perhaps inevitably muted reaction.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
The liveliest, loveliest drama of personal and romantic redemption since Jerry Maguire.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The script by Don Roos, who also directed, makes good use of the dramatic irony.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The movie never really works because it's hard to root for a screen romance when one of the actors is stiff and unsympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
It's deflated by its earnestness.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
There's no way out of the excruciating melodrama, and the film withers in its trap.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
What a lingering, contrived, lukewarm mess this is.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
A mopey romantic contrivance, with a touch of strained comedy, that maybe is slightly better than last year's Random Hearts but still tedious.
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Yes, it is perfectly, utterly predictable ... but its details aren't, and they are worth savoring.
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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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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Has a lot more ups than downs.
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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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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a love story, yes, but one whose sweetness is cut by honest performances, a sharply drawn supporting cast and a fairly serious, yet never self-pitying, tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
To my taste, [Buddy and Abby] don't sync up. They're just not right for each other. I fretted for both of them, in a way that didn't serve the movie well.
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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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Roos has taken a far-fetched and soapy story about tragic fate and redemptive second chances and made it seem not only plausible, but worthy of serious discussion.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: C+
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
By letting star power and commercial considerations warp good storytelling judgment, Roos has shortchanged his own movie, not to mention the audience.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
So assiduously unsentimental that it comes off as cold and anemic -- and flat.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
As a director, [Roos] brings a keen eye for character and nuance to his writer-side's lapses.
| Original Score: B
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Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's just kind of boring.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Bounce makes the sale, even if you crinkle your nose as you buy it.