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Don't Come Knocking Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
The bitterness of the playwright's vision is expanded by the director's fascinated fondness for American culture
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2009
Apart from an extraordinary scene of attempted reconciliation between Shepard and Lange "Don't Come Knocking" is an inflated drama that lies stagnate on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 4, 2007
hardly Wenders' most adventurous feature, although perhaps his bravest, dramatising not only the director's undoubted influence on the last 20 years of indie cinema, but also his increasing redundancy within it.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Richard Falcon
Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
[It has] a terrific sense of place, something missing from much contemporary US cinema.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
August 26, 2006
Wim Wenders y Sam Shepard (Paris, Texas) recuperan (en excelente fotografía y mejor música) una iconografía norteamericana al servicio de una historia sobre el desarraigo y la necesidad de recuperar vínculos largamente perdidos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 24, 2006
... is so meandering it can make a sober viewer into a drunk.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 6, 2006
The widescreen visual poetry of "Don't Come Knocking" seems less like inspiration and more like overcompensation.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 28, 2006
The story, jointly cooked up, is reasonable, if not their best, but Shepard's screenplay is a real disappointment, failing to lock into gear at any time.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
By the time we get to the point where the camera is endlessly circling Shepard sitting on a sofa in the middle of the street, it feels as if he and his director were making things up as they went along.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
...the long-awaited reunion of writer-actor Sam Shepard and German filmmaker Wim Wenders yields only mixed results.
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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
June 2, 2006
Emotionally arid and narratively lazy, the film is so tentative it seems to be evaporating before our very eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 1, 2006
The story is as meandering as it is self-indulgent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 26, 2006
Potential filmgoers should read the title carefully. Then take the message heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
May 26, 2006
Aspires to be a story of redemption and discovery, but it's too undercooked to be either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 19, 2006
The charm here is in watching Shepard and Lange, and Shepard and Saint play off one another, and the leisurely pace of the 'discoveries' that aren't really secrets in the first place.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2006
... the story ... isn't big enough to stand up to the characters who blow through it or to resist being overwhelmed by the geography on which it's set.
Read More | Original Score: 78/100
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 18, 2006
A sparse, rolling drama with some strong laughs that prods at a western movie star's surprising past.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Corey Hall
Orlando Weekly
May 18, 2006
Though there are a few great moments from the supporting players, they can't compensate for the emotional doughnut at the center of the story: a selfish, inarticulate lump where a leading man should be.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2006
Superb supporting performances from Polley and Baulk go some way to making up for our hero's lesser qualities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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