Dopamine Reviews

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May 8, 2009
...gut-wrenchingly awful--should be avoided at all cost. Rated R 84 mins. (D-)http://www.colesmith
December 6, 2005
April 9, 2004
It's all talk and very little action. And unfortunately, most of the talk consists of thesis statements disguised as dialogue.
March 26, 2004
At bottom, what we've got here is a movie about a boy who meets a girl, loses her and tries to find a way to get her back. Which returns us to the original question: Can romance be reduced to scientific formula?
March 26, 2004
The film has an unfinished feel, and plays like a film 101 outing.
March 25, 2004
Mostly a drab affair, unfolding in restaurants, office cubicles and anonymous apartments, in which characters talk endlessly about relationships in ways that suggest they think they're being intelligent.
February 2, 2004
Evocatively captures the uncertainties of being in your 20s, and the bars and cafes its characters inhabit.
December 25, 2003
Never seems to say something important about love that it tries desperately to get to.
December 5, 2003
Likable but utterly forgettable.
October 29, 2003
An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.
October 27, 2003
Has several parallel storylines, and all of them work.
October 22, 2003
Decena treats everything with a slick, cold-edged elegance.
October 17, 2003
October 16, 2003
San Francisco's smart set of high-tech thinkers can still be stupid at love in this warm, winning indie DV romance.
October 14, 2003
Director Mark Decena and his writing partner show a good deal of promise for their future efforts, but some bad decisions and simplistic characters keep Dopamine from being anything to fall in love with.
October 13, 2003
... a near miss ...
October 11, 2003
Bland, innocuous and totally disposable, it's the cinematic equivalent of a toothpaste or sneaker designed by and for focus groups.
October 10, 2003
Nicely acted by Lloyd and the talented Livingston, it poses some major questions, and is smart enough to refrain from trying to answer them.
October 10, 2003
While there's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's not much that's memorable either.
October 10, 2003
There's no disguising the fact that, beneath all its talk, this is a very traditional, very predictable romance; it's sorely in need of some comic relief.
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