Chelsea Walls Reviews

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.
October 17, 2002
It's a beautifully accomplished lyrical meditation on a bunch of despondent and vulnerable characters living in the renown Chelsea Hotel ...
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.
June 7, 2002
Movies like this do not grab you by the throat. You have to be receptive.
May 13, 2002
It is a film in which body language and unspoken human intercourse play a much more important role than dialogue.
April 29, 2002
I liked this film a lot...
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.
April 19, 2002
The film at times transcends reality and becomes something special. It approaches art.
April 19, 2002
Hawke achieves something special but less than industry-shaking.
April 19, 2002
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.
April 12, 2002
An intellectually stimulating structural experiment.