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Come Early Morning Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2006
If and when Come Early Morning ever resurfaces on DVD, order it immediately-and while you're at it, order Chasing Amy too, if you haven't already seen it, and enjoy a dandy double feature with two country girls of enormous talent.
November 20, 2006
This is a quietly powerful film about small-town Southern living that avoids all the usual clichés and makes us feel as if we're dropping in on real lives in mid-stream.
November 18, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 15, 2006
The baby-voiced costar of Chasing Amy proves an effortless filmmaker, turning Lucy's journey into the awakening of a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 13, 2006
In Come Early Morning, Ashley Judd delivers her most natural screen performance since Ruby in Paradise, the film that pushed her toward stardom in 1993.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2006
In a way, the movie itself is an example of that philosophy put into practice. [Director] Adams clearly did a lot of soul-searching as she wrote the story. Her introspective script provides another actress with a great role and a new start.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2006
Beautifully photographed by Tim Orr, Come Early Morning is the kind of small gem that's becoming increasingly rare in American films.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2006
This intensely personal film may not bring either [Joey Lauren Adams and Ashley Judd] widespread acclaim, but it's a small triumph nonetheless.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2006
'Come Early Morning' is a terrific accomplishment by [Joey Lauren] Adams -- a commendable first effort, making me hope that it's merely the beginning of a promising new aspect of her career as both a director and a writer.
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
November 10, 2006
The kind of small-scale, low-key indie drama that puts blockbuster fans to sleep.
Read More | Original Score: B
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
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 9, 2006
It's a solid, if flawed, effort by Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2006
A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 9, 2006
A low-key, country-inflected drama with a striking lead performance by Ashley Judd
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 9, 2006
Judd's delicate portrayal draws a pointed distinction between Lucy's volatile disposition and her genuine independence.
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.
January 23, 2006
Come Early Morning is a simple story, yet told with such conviction, delicacy and instinct for truth that is carries keen emotional power.
January 23, 2006
Despite her efforts and those of a generally talented cast, pic just pokes along and offers nothing out of the ordinary in terms of drama, characterization or insight.