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Checking Out Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 15, 2006
A lame comedy full of wooden acting, schmaltz, clichés and racial stereotypes.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
September 16, 2006
A thoroughly entertaining, intelligent film with an ultimately positive outlook.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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.
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