Charlotte Sometimes Reviews

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October 2, 2005
Dry but occasionally interesting independent feature.
November 11, 2003
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
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.
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.
October 30, 2003
a rarity in American films
September 26, 2003
May not be gripping in conventional ways, but it's daring.
September 23, 2003
As an antidote to talky American indies involving twentysomething romantic conundrums, Charlotte Sometimes hits just the right note.
September 22, 2003
Charlotte Sometimes nails the subtle psychotic element that circles budding relationships.
September 5, 2003
The foursome of actors, especially actresses Yuan and Kim, fill their portrayals with a smoldering, sometimes desperate, yearning.
September 5, 2003
Sometimes engaging, sometimes amusing and ultimately surprising.
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.
August 21, 2003
A smartly made, hedonistic spectacle of alluring, nubile characters, sun-warmed narcissism and breathtaking color.
August 8, 2003
A romantic but nevertheless clear-eyed look at the things we do for love.
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.
August 7, 2003
A tiny film that reflects a large talent.
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.
July 21, 2003
More interesting than arresting, perhaps, "Charlotte Sometimes" is an intelligent piece of filmmaking that promises more than it delivers.
July 8, 2003
Eric Byler demonstrates a refreshing trust in his material and his audience, crafting a compact, intriguing drama from understated performances and a subtle visual sensibility.
June 19, 2003
A work of the utmost subtlety and perception, it marks the outstanding feature debut of writer-director Eric Byler, who understands the power of the implicit and the virtues of simplicity and economy.
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