Checking Out - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Checking Out Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 4, 2006
This Borscht Belt version of King Lear, recently given a limited theatrical release, will find its true home on video and cable.
Andrew Mullen
Film Threat
September 16, 2006
A thoroughly entertaining, intelligent film with an ultimately positive outlook.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 15, 2006
Funny is funny, and there's no denying that much of Checking Out is agreeably entertaining in a Neil Simon Lite fashion.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
September 15, 2006
Actor-turned-writer Allen Swift's play comes to the screen with staginess intact, and despite attractive cinematography and some nice New York City location footage, the material's provenance is never far from the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 15, 2006
If this is a good example of the sort of long-forgotten plays that movie producers are unearthing, maybe theater critics need to start digging those graves a little deeper.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 15, 2006
Only Laura San Giacomo, as Morris's lonely daughter, Flo, transcends the staginess of the premise and the creakiness of Richard Marcus's screenplay to deliver a performance that feels remotely natural.
| Original Score: 1/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 15, 2006
A lame comedy full of wooden acting, schmaltz, clichés and racial stereotypes.
| Original Score: 1/4
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