Chasing Amy - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chasing Amy Reviews

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Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Dated romantic comedy wrong for all kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Not everything worked or made sense, but the characters and their problems seemed real.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Eric Brace
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
Can a script exploring some truly deep questions about human sexuality and emotions be any shoddier and wooden? Will Miramax continue to fund one of the worst directors in the business? Don't stay tuned.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 7, 2014
Although [Smith's] dialogue is often witty, he still relies on blunt sexual humor to get his point across.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Lacks insight and finesse, and feels like a boldfaced Rorschach for Smith's own hang-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Many of the situations in the film, sexual and otherwise, seem forced and don't ring true.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
February 7, 2014
The movie reinforces his gift for dialogue, but his ability to handle actors, compose scenes or keep track of his own story is negligible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Paul Tatara
February 7, 2014
There is a lot of frank conversation about the technical aspects of sex between women, but Holden and Banky are written more like sniggering eighth graders than inquisitive adults.

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
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
February 7, 2014
[A] cool, hilarious and sexy romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 7, 2014
Chasing Amy often is convulsively funny.
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
While the surface of his film sparkles with sharp, ironic dialogue, deeper issues are forming, and Chasing Amy develops into a film of touching insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This movie is about something, and the deeper we get into it, the more we realize how emotionally on-target the script is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Indie god Kevin Smith's finest hour gets the Criterion treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2010
The third installment of Kevin Smith's New Jersey Trilogy is also the only Kevin Smith movie that's worth any serious attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
February 7, 2014
Affleck and Lee have a great comic thing going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
November 21, 2009
Like a raw nerve tweaked over and over again by emotions both radiant and revealing, Chasing Amy is as close to a masterpiece as Smith has ever created.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Todd McCarthy
September 5, 2008
Amusing and appealing.
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