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October 31, 2008
It's a film that works through guilelessness and cynicism.
October 17, 2008
Luke Eberl's Choose Connor is a real stunner, an unusual coming-of-age story that packs a wallop in unexpected ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2008
Choose Connor, a jaundiced look at political power and moral turpitude, draws you in by creeping you out.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2008
The ending is also note-perfect. However...it could have used perhaps a bit more restraint in some areas.
June 23, 2007
I wouldn't say there's any big life lessons being told here, but the story of Owen Norris coming of age in the harsh light of reality is intriguing stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 18, 2007
Has flashes of incredible maturity and complexity [but the filmmaker] still has some things to learn about the basic tenets of storytelling before he can become a quality filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 17, 2008
Stranger things, no doubt, do happen. But ambitious, intelligent Eberl needed more mature storytelling skills to make Choose Connor seem plausible.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2008
Whether or not one buys into pic's vision of government as irreversibly corrupt, the leap from the general to the specific registers as unconvincing at best.
October 10, 2008
Overlong, obvious and indifferently acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 9, 2008
An upstart thriller about a young man's initiation into politics and life, Choose Connor is not coincidentally getting a theatrical release during an election that will likely mark an old man's exit from both politics and life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2008
At numerous points, you suspect the low-budget project has been conceived and executed by middle-schoolers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 8, 2008
For reasons that are unclear, Choose Connor seems to both court relevance and avoid it, lapsing into allegory at inopportune moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
October 8, 2008
Like this election cycle, the movie leaves you cynical and weary. We've seen it all before.
October 8, 2008
Touches on challenging topics like political expediency versus integrity. But with an abrupt detour into tabloid scandal, how can the movie demand integrity of politicians, when it similarly ends up lacking the courage of its own convictions.
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