Chasing Amy Reviews

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February 7, 2014
With their matching hipster goatees and deadpan cynicism, Affleck and Lee evince the easy rapport of old buds.
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.
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.
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.
February 3, 2009
Smith isn't just fooling around anymore.
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.
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.
December 10, 2001
Utilises the same sharp - sometimes sick - observational humour and ear for dialogue that made Clerks such an indie gem.
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
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Lacks insight and finesse, and feels like a boldfaced Rorschach for Smith's own hang-ups.
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