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Chasing Amy Reviews

February 7, 2014
With their matching hipster goatees and deadpan cynicism, Affleck and Lee evince the easy rapport of old buds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
February 7, 2014
As in Smith's debut film, Clerks, there's something about the scruffy Chasing Amy that breaks through the pretenses of more conventional movies.
February 7, 2014
Even when its young, uncertain characters appear to be in danger of talking (and whining) themselves to death, there's something genuine and charmingly naive about their attempts to make sense of their feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2014
Chasing Amy is not yet a mature work Smith still needs a style to go with his sensibility but its yearning for maturity is palpable and touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2014
The performances are universally strong. The goateed Affleck makes for a particularly sympathetic protagonist; he has the looks and confidence of a lady-killer, but nagging befuddlement and vulnerability are rarely far from the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 3, 2009
Smith isn't just fooling around anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 3, 2009
The third time out is the real charm for writer-director Kevin Smith.
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.
September 5, 2008
Amusing and appealing.
March 31, 2008
Instead of cool twenty-something irony, Smith startles us with raw emotional honesty.
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.
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
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.
May 11, 2001
It's a rude blast of gleeful provocation, a farce about emotional pain, a drama about sexual slapstick.
February 14, 2001
Work of such fierce intelligence and emotional honesty that it blows away the competition when it comes to contemporary romantic comedy.
January 1, 2000
It's too loud, sometimes, and it's always pushy, but it's got heart.
January 1, 2000
As funny as the observational outrage humor of Clerks, but Smith is working harder.
January 1, 2000
As Chasing Amy redefines the boy-meets-girl formula for a culture where anything goes, including perhaps another boy or girl, it thrives on Smith's dry, deadpan direction.
January 1, 2000
What Smith does best in Chasing Amy is write clever, raunchy and emotionally true-to-life dialogue, particularly in the arguments between Holden and Alyssa.
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
January 1, 2000
Smith makes it crackle, with various aggressive honesties and wit.
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
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
January 1, 2000
Smith's most provocative outing yet and certainly the toughest to forget.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A brutally honest romance. If you loved Sleepless in Seattle, you'll just hate it.
January 1, 2000
Often funny but ultimately wrenching
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It could prove to be as bad a date movie for some couples as it might be a real turn-on for others. Anyone with set ideas about sex roles or orientations is likely to get steamed.