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The Door in the Floor Reviews

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August 22, 2004
A limited success.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 16, 2004
This is a film to wrap around yourself like a blanket, huddling from life's harshness and tasting its riches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2004
Bridges and Basinger craft deeply layered, complicated characters whose flaws are substantial yet compelling enough to be liked by audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 16, 2004
Leaves the viewer with lots to think about but not much hope for the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 13, 2004
One of the more faithful adaptations of a John Irving novel to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2004
Bridges' performance is a marvel of hard acting made to look easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2004
I failed to connect with any one of the film's three main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 10, 2004
Awash in lame symbolism, proud to pimp its salt-air locations and comely actors, and equipped with exactly zero governing notions of human behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 10, 2004
I can't forgive a movie for boring me. I can be offended, upset, incensed or infuriated. Take everything I hold sacred...and throw human waste on it.... Just don't bore me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 8, 2004
While the film is a pleasure to behold, it is Jeff Bridges as successful author Ted Cole who is worth more than the price of a ticket.
August 7, 2004
Since when are dullness and realism synonymous?
August 6, 2004
Williams bravely blends moments of levity into what is inherently a serious subject and also lends the film a restrained but stylish aura appropriate for the story's tony setting in the Hamptons.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
August 5, 2004
The richly rewarding film is funny, sexy, tragic, touching and sometimes kind of sweetly bizarre
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2004
There is something almost too familiar about its themes of marital discord, familial breakdown, and taboo relationships
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 1, 2004
This is essentially an actor's film and the principals are all solid, with both Basinger and Bridges turning in some of their best work.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2004
A fundamentally depressing piece of work -- not because it deals with tragic events and memories but because the characters seem hapless and even stupid, and the writer-director can't, or won't, take control.
July 30, 2004
One of those movies that screws up the small details while tapping into the larger issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2004
While the story trips over all the symbolism and takes a glib turn, it is rarely sentimental.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2004
An excellent rendering of the first third of 'A Widow for One Year,' and one of the best John Irving adaptations to date thanks to the Oscar (R)-worthy Bridges and Basinger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 29, 2004
Well-composed as it is, The Door in the Floor is far too precious to evoke much more than a distanced, aesthetic appreciation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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