Charlotte Sometimes - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlotte Sometimes Reviews

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
October 2, 2005
Dry but occasionally interesting independent feature.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 19, 2003
This and other movies like it seem to say love is complicated and can cause much misery, but that never strikes me as insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 9, 2003
Fittingly probing, sensual, mysterious and raw. Byler's exposition is vastly taut, revealing, and firmly perceptive. Charlotte Sometimes radiates with invigorating absorption
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 9, 2003
'Charlotte Sometimes' elicits no more than restlessness.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
November 4, 2003
Though the themes aren't exactly groundbreaking, they're executed skillfully enough to make the movie well worth seeing - for fans of the genre, at any rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike D'Angelo
Time Out
October 31, 2003
The film's nervous reticence makes it both precious and a little unwieldy, like a matchstick palace built on a subway platform.
Don Willmott
October 30, 2003
a rarity in American films
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
September 26, 2003
May not be gripping in conventional ways, but it's daring.
| Original Score: B
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
September 23, 2003
As an antidote to talky American indies involving twentysomething romantic conundrums, Charlotte Sometimes hits just the right note.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
September 22, 2003
Charlotte Sometimes nails the subtle psychotic element that circles budding relationships.
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 5, 2003
The foursome of actors, especially actresses Yuan and Kim, fill their portrayals with a smoldering, sometimes desperate, yearning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
September 5, 2003
Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Morgan
August 29, 2003
An erotic mystery of sorts, the film works because it's laconic rather than talky and its actors are all up for the material.
Jeremy Heilman
August 27, 2003
It features plenty of hushed moments that suggest the presence of nuances that never really emerge from its murky tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 21, 2003
A smartly made, hedonistic spectacle of alluring, nubile characters, sun-warmed narcissism and breathtaking color.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
August 8, 2003
A romantic but nevertheless clear-eyed look at the things we do for love.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
August 8, 2003
It's a hushed work of restrained emotions, elliptical storytelling and spare dialogue, peopled with smart, authentic characters who have drawn you into their lives before you know it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 7, 2003
A tiny film that reflects a large talent.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
August 5, 2003
Whether or not it's a pose, the film's poised reticence is refreshing in context -- a rebuke to the contemporary crop of blabbermouthed American indies.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 1, 2003
Capably shot and acted, with a fine feel for loneliness, Eric Byler's film is a mood sonata with little concern about being Asian; it is only PC in the sense of 'painfully coy.'
| Original Score: 2/4
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