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Closer Reviews

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Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
Since we only glimpse these personalities when they are threatened, the fun of the movie becomes trying to guess which behavior is genuine, and which is a means of defense.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 24, 2005
Surely the most divisive film about modern relations since Eyes Wide Shut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2005
Portman, with her big, eager eyes and knowing, seductive smile ... lifts the movie up to another level.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 7, 2005
Vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Hanks
Independent (UK)
March 7, 2005
Marber's script is wonderfully thorough in its exploration of the permutations of desire and betrayal, and the cast serve it brilliantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
I'm still not entirely sure that Closer adds up to anything meaningful, but it is a fascinating portrait of some unredeemably awful people who don't seem to mind the fact that they're unredeemably awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 28, 2005
Man, you'd expect a movie with this much sex talk in it to be, well, sexier.
February 24, 2005
Loin de la pièce de théâtre filmée, Closer est une adaptation intelligente et en tout point réussie.
| Original Score: B+
February 15, 2005
All the performances are strong, with Portman especially fearless and Owen simply fearsome as a man driven by his base instincts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
January 25, 2005
"Closer" is a raw and stimulating film filled with excellent performances and an exotic script!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 24, 2005
Closer is meant to be a commentary on relationships in the 21st century, but let's not read too much into it. By the end of the film, it already has read too much into itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 23, 2005
Se trata, en todo caso, de una exploración madura e inteligente del amor, la infidelidad y los misterios del relacionamiento humano (...)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 19, 2005
Nos permite observar a interação de quatro pessoas complexas e interessantes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 19, 2005
Closer is a startling and fascinating film that is both revealing and challenging, as it toys with the enormity of love and commitment.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 15, 2005
There is, however, a certain illicit thrill in seeing [Julia Roberts] shout obscenities at Clive Owen; the break-up scene between Larry and Anna is a definite highlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
January 15, 2005
Intimacy both attracts and repels in this smart, modern and biting treatment of love's endless merry-go-round.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
January 15, 2005
Doesn't shed a whole lot of light on actual relationships, because none of the ones in the film seem believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 11, 2005
The story is masterfully told and the acting is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
'...watching four incredibly sexy actors withhold their mojo to play this emptiness is neither enlightening nor engaging.'
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 4, 2005
To quote the haunting Damien Rice song that bookends the film, you can't take your eyes off of it.
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