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The Door in the Floor Reviews

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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
July 14, 2004
As tenderly acted as Door is, it never finds its tone or purpose.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 16, 2004
fails to even approximate reasonable human emotion or behavior
| Original Score: 2/5
November 4, 2004
The audience may feel like taking a shower, just to wash this creepy movie away
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2004
As directed by second-timer Tod Williams, The Door in the Floor tackles each sequence as if it were a separate movie; the tones never match.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2004
In many ways, despite its adult sheen, it's as foolish as any other disposable summer film.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2004
The Door in the Floor is a film about child abuse. The filmmakers either don't realize this or don't have the courage to admit it.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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+
July 17, 2004
Strongly character-based...[but] the balance among the characters is badly skewed and, as well, they are an unsympathetic lot
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
July 14, 2004
That Williams occasionally comes close to the author's layered spirit is a tribute to his passion. But the film fails on a number of levels.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2004
Handsome but coldly uninvolving and pretentious.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2004
If Ted Cole were writing this, he would have sailed it toward his wastepaper basket.
July 14, 2004
The transformation of what Irving wrote to what Williams filmed is a classic case of diminishment by movie convention.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2004
Director Williams' tale never quite finds its footing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2004
Showcasing three individuals whose spiritual and physical journeys are both repellent and mundane, the film is just a long and pointless slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 16, 2004
Feels more about a situation than actual people. It's sensitively rendered, filled with those necessary evocative details, and it never rings true.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2004
Little more than tony melodrama.
July 16, 2004
By turns absorbing, unsettling and, for lack of a better word, icky.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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