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Chuck & Buck Reviews

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Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Chuck and Buck has been winning accolades at film festivals, and I'm at a loss to explain why.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
...neither of the principals is a likable character and Buck's inappropriate behaviors quickly become genuinely annoying...
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
You get lots of Chuck and lots of Buck, but not a lot of pluck.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Any movie that sentimentalizes stalking ought to be shunned.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
February 4, 2002
| Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
Chuck & Buck is terrific up until its last act, when it takes such a wrong turn that I almost want to write two separate reviews.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
When is Hollywood going to realize that stalking is not a funny subject for a movie and that stalkers themselves are certainly not endearing enough to make them the focus of a film?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
This odd, uneven movie, with its trumped-up ending that makes zero emotional sense given what came before, is perplexing in the extreme.
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A slight film if ever there was one.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
A would-be comedy about an emotionally immature stalker.
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
The climactic confrontation between the two men near the film's end ... simply doesn't ring true.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Chuck & Buck sinks thanks to a fundamental misunderstanding of how to structure a plot with a plausible character arc.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
All the people of Chuck & Buck feel very human.
| Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A fascinating study of behavior that violates the rules.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The acting is solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
Marvelously sastisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 12, 2008
Do you like the clammy as opposed to the scary? Do you like dread rather than drama, anguish and emotional coagulation rather than screamfests?
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
The chief strength of Chuck & Buck comes from its even-handedness.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
One of the most fiercely original films about adults coping with their pasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It is about someone who is desperate to find someone to love him, more than it is about homosexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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