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Don't Tell Reviews

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 24, 2006
Don't Tell, Italy's submission for the foreign-language Oscar, has strong performances, but the story takes too long to get off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2006
Well worth seeing for its sensitive and never maudlin portrayal of a sister and brother bonded together by a family secret.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 17, 2006
It manages to treat a disturbing subject without despairing.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 17, 2006
Days of Our Lives fans, enjoy.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2006
A persuasive if not groundbreaking drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 16, 2006
Don't Tell, which was unaccountably nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film, is no better than a second-tier candidate for the Lifetime Channel.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Deborah Young
Variety
March 16, 2006
The lifelong shame and trauma experienced by the victims of childhood incest are grippingly dramatized by Cristina Comencini, consummate mistress of Italian family drama, in Don't Tell, probably her most successful film.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 16, 2006
Comencini translates these tensions from her novel Beast in the Heart with a literal hand that is inclined to underscore anguished looks with explanatory flashbacks.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 16, 2006
Such tales are the issue du jour stateside, which makes Don't Tell's slavish adherence to Dr. Phil-inspired recovered-memory orthodoxies seem more than a touch ingenuous.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 14, 2006
A paradigmatically mediocre foreign-film-Oscar nominee.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
October 24, 2005
Powerfully moving but laced with incisive wit.