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Don't Come Knocking Reviews

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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.
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
April 6, 2006
Don't Come Knocking finally doesn't work for me, because instead of embodying its themes it seems to be regarding them from outside, with awe, as if it is the high school production of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2006
A weirdly atonal film that lurches between heavy-breathing comedy and dramatic overkill.
April 6, 2006
Often occupying more than half the screen, the sky is like a character in the movie, but, unfortunately, it's the most interesting character in the film, which has a bright, distinct look and dull, forgettable people.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 24, 2006
This is just another male menopause movie, marred by unlikely dialogue and hokey theatrical symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2006
It degenerates into one of those scream-o-ramas, an emotional hellzapoppin', where everybody tries to make everybody else cry.
May 6, 2006
The narrative that unfolds in the wake of Spence's journey recalls Paris but walks too heavy for a character study to gel.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 19, 2005
Strikes some resonant chords but also hits notes that simply don't ring true and are borderline risible at times.
March 17, 2006
This is the Diet Coke of existentialism. One calorie. Not existential enough.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
April 21, 2006
Spence has much in common with Shepard and Wenders. They seem equally bewildered about what to do, other than spending nearly two hours demonstrating that Spence is a self-pitying fool.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 23, 2006
The outcome of [this] journey is already all too familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
March 23, 2006
"Don't Come Knocking" marches to Wim Wender and Sam Shepard's own drumbeat and may not appeal to other than the art house crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 23, 2006
... a meandering country-and-western pop tune that sings its lyrics with a chagrined contrition and a crooked smile.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 24, 2006
... is so meandering it can make a sober viewer into a drunk.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 14, 2006
Don't Come Knocking would cure even Tom Waits of barroom whimsy for life.
March 17, 2006
More a cry of regret than a coherent story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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