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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 9, 2003
This is a very ambitious project for a fairly inexperienced filmmaker, but good actors, good poetry and good music help sustain it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 17, 2002
It's a beautifully accomplished lyrical meditation on a bunch of despondent and vulnerable characters living in the renown Chelsea Hotel ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 2002
Hawke's actors are a talented troupe, and even when things get self-indulgent and fuzzy-headed (and boy, do they!), interesting stuff is going on.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 7, 2002
Movies like this do not grab you by the throat. You have to be receptive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
May 13, 2002
It is a film in which body language and unspoken human intercourse play a much more important role than dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 29, 2002
I liked this film a lot...
Larry Carroll
April 19, 2002
There is a certain sense of experimentation and improvisation to this film that may not always work, but it is nevertheless compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
April 19, 2002
The film at times transcends reality and becomes something special. It approaches art.
| Original Score: 3/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
April 19, 2002
Hawke achieves something special but less than industry-shaking.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2002
Hawke draws out the best from his large cast in beautifully articulated portrayals that are subtle and so expressive they can sustain the poetic flights in Burdette's dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rachel Gordon
April 12, 2002
An intellectually stimulating structural experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 9, 2011
Linklater fans, or pretentious types who want to appear avant-garde will suck up to this
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 21, 2011
...a disastrously ill-conceived drama...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Pretentious navel-gazing hoo-hah.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
June 15, 2004
As you may know, this film is directed by Ethan Hawke. Nicely shot, well acted, fine direction, well-organized (for what it is), but short on both impact and message.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
February 2, 2003
The film apparently takes place in a fantasy world where people in hotel hallways recite poetry in voice-over instead of speaking to each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kevin N. Laforest
Apollo Guide
October 23, 2002
A free-for-all of half-baked thoughts, clumsily used visual tricks and self-indulgent actor moments.
| Original Score: 35/100
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 17, 2002
This thing is virtually unwatchable.
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
October 18, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 5, 2003
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 1, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 17, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 10, 2002
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