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Denise Calls Up Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
June 19, 2006
A minor but quirkily charming comedy about alientaion, love, and folly that reflects the zeitgeist in terms of AIDS and modern technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
October 16, 2002
Salwen has captured and properly identified a very particular modern American species. His emergence as a filmmaker is a true event.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
At only 80 minutes, it doesn't overstay its welcome, but slight though it may be, it knows how to create constant smiles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's hard to care about a movie story in which the characters never meet one another or really care about one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
After a while, besides enjoying the stories as such, we begin to enjoy the film's trickiness, almost all on the phone, as a sort of high-wire act.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Might have been more effective if the writer/director had taken the time to create characters imbued with more than token traces of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Doesn't go much past its gimmick, but it marks Salwen as a talent worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Too slight to be a cautionary fable and not light enough to merit the term 'goofy caper.' But it sits in an enjoyable place of its own.