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Don't Move Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 3, 2005
You don't like Don't Move, you admire it for daring to be a bit more complex, for caring about characters who are hard to care about and for plowing forward through all manner of ugly business.
| Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 3, 2005
Though beautifully shot and acted, Don't Move still holds limited appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 27, 2005
Romantic melodrama of the worst kind.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 26, 2005
The performances are exquisite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
May 20, 2005
It has grand flourishes, bold strokes and a soundtrack that swells with emotional Italian and American rock, but it doesn't go over the edge of sentimentality. It's too hard-edged and its acting is too restrained and fine for that.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
May 19, 2005
Erotic yet lyrical, graphic yet subtle, edgy yet uplifting, disturbing yet reassuring.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
May 13, 2005
Manipulative in the extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 6, 2005
This is a very watchable movie, but in the end it's like realizing you've spent a couple of hours in the company of an outwardly civilized jerk.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
April 22, 2005
It's behind the camera where Castellitto does his best work. He immediately pulls you into the story and when it's over you don't want to move.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 21, 2005
The character of Timoteo is so hypocritically conceived that it's hard to watch the movie to the end.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
April 15, 2005
Castellitto must have been aiming for a story of redemption here. All he achieves is melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 15, 2005
We just don't learn enough to compensate for feeling so little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 15, 2005
Castellitto keeps cranking up the melodrama and l'amour fou, and after a while you realize he has no idea when to stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2005
A full-bodied, all-stops-out love story with a wrenching impact that makes most of today's screen romances seem undernourished by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
March 17, 2005
Though sprung from the mind of a woman, the film plays like a hetero male fantasy of tortured love.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 16, 2005
Now here's a daring version of l'amour fou.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 11, 2005
The script is morose and unfocused -- not to mention hard to believe and insulting to women.
| Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 10, 2005
What could have been a provocative psychological drama is instead a dishonestly romantic exploration of narcissism and exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 10, 2005
A mesmerizing erotic odyssey given gravity and heart by Cruz.
| Original Score: 3/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 8, 2005
A movie of robust scenes.
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Deborah Young
Variety
June 1, 2004
The two things that keep the film from falling into laughable melodrama are its continual inventions on a stylistic level ... and the exceptional level of acting.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2004
[Cruz] gives an unforgettable portrayal of a beautifully raw and innocent woman whose capacity for love towers over all who would despoil her.