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Diminished Capacity Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 8, 2008
Sherwood Kiraly's slight script only makes this embarrassment of riches seem more embarrassing.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 16, 2008
Alda's Hawkeye Pierce charm gives way to something snappish and cagey, while Broderick's fussy stiffness is perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 10, 2008
Didn't we invent film festivals so we could sequester all the star-studded 'how I spent my summer vacation' indie film projects and keep them out of our arthouses?
| Original Score: C
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 7, 2008
A slog through determined wackiness, it's apt to leave audiences cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 4, 2008
The actors look as if they're having a reasonably fine time, but there's no sense of commitment here, no sense that this was a movie that absolutely, passionately had to be made.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 4, 2008
A mild pleasure from one end to the other, but not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
July 4, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 3, 2008
Striving for low-key character comedy, Diminished Capacity ends up diminishing its returns.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 3, 2008
It has moments of sweetness, but not enough poignancy or wit to turn it into the endearing art-house comedy that it aspires to be.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
July 2, 2008
Great, just what we needed: another rote exercise in indie-feely humanism.
| Original Score: 2/6
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 2, 2008
Diminished Capacity is blessed with a blue-ribbon cast.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 1, 2008
It's the kind of lite movie you go and see with your mom, and she'll say she liked it -- but then a year later, you're both trying to remember what it was even about.
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John Anderson
January 28, 2008
A pleasant enough diversion, but DC will be bettered watched from the horizontal position of a couch, one to which the film seems all too eager to send you.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 23, 2008
Plays like diminished comedy.