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Chasing Amy Reviews

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Hollywood Reporter
February 3, 2009
The third time out is the real charm for writer-director Kevin Smith.

TV Guide
February 3, 2009
The subject -- the complexity of love when all the rules have changed -- proves beyond the scope of his limited vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2009
Neither PC nor crudely anti-PC, this tough and tender movie, like its characters, is prepared to take emotional risks, and the comic book milieu is deftly sketched in.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 5, 2008
Amusing and appealing.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
March 31, 2008
Instead of cool twenty-something irony, Smith startles us with raw emotional honesty.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
The plot and dialogue play too much as if Smith is re-enacting past romantic squabbles he's had, and rewriting them, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The script moves beyond Smith's customary cataloguing of male adolescent ignorance and idiocy to offer sharp insights into the romanticism and pragmatism, pride and double standards that define the tangled threesome.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 2, 2006
Like Clerks, this is a politically incorrect comedy with casual profanity, but more profoundly so. Smith doesn't play the Hollywood stereotype of lesbians as women who have not met yet the right guy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
An intelligent and provocative low-budget film with big-budget talent and look, making it an exceptional independent effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 31, 2005
...Smith makes raw and naturalistic, highly verbal films full of frank talk about sex; making the audience uncomfortable is part of the point.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... an important movie about young people lost in the Gen-X labyrinth who are giving it a try [and] risking their hearts to find some kind of answer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
It is evident that Kevin Smith is maturing both as a writer and a human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Smith's handling of actors has improved considerably. Now if he would stop looking for some goofy hook to build his movies around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Indie god Kevin Smith's finest hour gets the Criterion treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Smith is at his best when he's letting his movie be silly. The more he chases significance, the more Chasing Amy fails to find its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It's a tribute to a smartly written script that the triangular relationships are played out in hip, flip language, but are not trivialized. These characters may be wry, rude and foul-mouthed, but they are grappling with honest human emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
What really make the film special is that, while still being packed with foul language and pop culture references, this film is the only one in which Smith really seems to care about his characters and their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Não é difícil perceber quando um filme foi feito com carinho. 'Procura-se Amy' é um exemplo claro disso.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
It takes guts to make a personal film, and Smith's tender characterization of Alyssa proves he's got the goods. Never mind the convenience store or the mall: this time he dares to set his New Jersey story in the heart.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
Covers the tricky turf of sexual politics with zest and creativity.
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