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Charlie Victor Romeo Reviews

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Robert Levin
February 23, 2014
It's a fascinating experiment that doesn't quite translate to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
January 28, 2014
The performances are universally pitched at a to-the-rafters level that comes off poorly on camera, while the stereoscopic photography is more distracting than immersive ...
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Singer
The Dissolve
January 28, 2014
This anthology shows the unvarnished truth about the people whom passengers trust with their safety. Maybe a little varnish would have been a good idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Fink
The Film Stage
June 21, 2016
Charlie Victor Romeo is worth seeking out, as a thought-provoking, original, form-breaking film is a rare thing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Clayton Davis
July 4, 2014
Something about hearing the voices of individuals seconds before they die is very reflective and makes you look closely on your own life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Schindel
May 30, 2014
The airline industry should be thankful that Charlie Victor Romeo will likely never be seen by anyone besides the art house crowd. Were the documentary to somehow become popular, it could do to air travel what Jaws did to beach-going.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Osterer
Film Comment Magazine
February 25, 2014
Charlie Victor Romeo is rooted in fear and panic, but it's also a deeply empathetic film.
Wes Greene
Slant Magazine
January 27, 2014
The film's tension doesn't come from the why or how, but more from the idea that one becomes so settled into habit that seemingly nothing is capable of interfering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 30, 2014
Almost unbearably gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
January 30, 2014
An unique and unsettling piece of minimalist experimental cinema [that] blends low-fi technique with high-tension situations, and wrings a real rooting interest out of viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John Anderson
January 22, 2013
Charlie Victor Romeo defies one convention after another: A thriller with arthouse bona fides, minimalist in design but shot in 3D, it brings the original 1999 play to the screen in a fashion that's stagebound yet otherworldy.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 28, 2014
One of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 29, 2014
The film's production is both realistic and avant garde.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 30, 2014
You probably don't want to see this gripping 3-D adaptation of an unusual and acclaimed 1999 off-Broadway production just before your next plane trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
January 29, 2014
The hybrid feel, a mix of live TV and stage play, seems appropriate to a work that inherently rests on a blend of the immediate and the canned.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
January 28, 2014
A taut, effective little picture whose dialogue consists wholly of transcriptions of actual cockpit recordings, most of them from flights that ultimately crashed.
Matt Prigge
January 30, 2014
You can treat it as a curiosity piece, a thriller or simply use the running time - filled with realistic repetitiveness and the occasional gobbledygook - to let your mind roam.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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January 30, 2014
Everything the principal actors say was uttered, in a crisis, by a real person, although the sometimes frantic chatter has been edited for clarity by authors Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Irving Gregory.
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