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Come Early Morning Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 10, 2006
The plot points verge on the familiar and obvious, but [Joey Lauren] Adams's work with the actors is so resourceful and focused that she makes them shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 10, 2006
The kind of small-scale, low-key indie drama that puts blockbuster fans to sleep.
| Original Score: B
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
November 10, 2006
Ashley Judd gives a real performance in Come Early Morning, but the film is simply not good enough for her talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 10, 2006
An engrossing drama where transformation is the holy grail sought by a woman determined to change her life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2006
Falls prey to bits of psychoanalytic shorthand and narrative predictability, but it offers the rare, meaty role for an actress in her late 30s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 9, 2006
The script is somewhat predictable and the pace is leisurely, but Ms. Judd makes Lucy's choices seem momentous, and Ms. Adams gives us several beautiful scenes.
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John Anderson
Newsday
November 9, 2006
Adams shows a sure-footedness about emotional transformation, both in her writing and directing, and has a real regard for the place -- her home state of Arkansas -- where her movie happens.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
November 9, 2006
It's a solid, if flawed, effort by Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 9, 2006
A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama.
| Original Score: B-
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Amelie Gillette
AV Club
November 9, 2006
A low-key, country-inflected drama with a striking lead performance by Ashley Judd
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
November 9, 2006
This snoozer is so thin that it could gain 10 pounds and still have Nicole Richie beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
November 9, 2006
Judd's delicate portrayal draws a pointed distinction between Lucy's volatile disposition and her genuine independence.
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
November 7, 2006
Judd's typically lived-in performance and the authentic Arkansas locations -- cramped bars, dusty roads -- help vaguely distinguish a movie that comes on like a minor-key reprise of Judd's breakthrough Ruby in Paradise.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 3, 2006
In intent, this familiar rural tale of redemption of an alcoholic sexually-loose woman brings to mind Robert Duvall's role Tender Mercies and Nunez's Ruby in Paradise, also starring Ashley Judd.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 30, 2006
Ashley Judd's strong performance redeems an unoriginal movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 13, 2006
A modest but not insignificant achievement: a movie that depicts smalltown Southerners without condescension, melodrama or caricature.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 11, 2006
Actress-turned-filmmaker Joey Lauren Adams's cookie-cutter contribution to Sundance-style cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
May 20, 2006
Come Early Morning is anchored by a deep affection for its very anti-urban locale and an authentic attempt to capture the people populating the milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
February 17, 2006
Judd's attempt to get Lucy's world-weary down look essentially means not wearing any make-up and combing her hair with a fork.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 15, 2006
The performances are admirable all around, but they're in the service of a film that doesn't otherwise merit much attention.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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