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Dopamine Reviews

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Cole Smithey
May 8, 2009
...gut-wrenchingly awful--should be avoided at all cost. Rated R 84 mins. (D-)http://www.colesmith
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kent Turner
April 9, 2004
It's all talk and very little action. And unfortunately, most of the talk consists of thesis statements disguised as dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 26, 2004
The film has an unfinished feel, and plays like a film 101 outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Evocatively captures the uncertainties of being in your 20s, and the bars and cafes its characters inhabit.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 25, 2003
Never seems to say something important about love that it tries desperately to get to.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 5, 2003
Likable but utterly forgettable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 29, 2003
An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.
| Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 27, 2003
Has several parallel storylines, and all of them work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
October 22, 2003
Decena treats everything with a slick, cold-edged elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Larry Carroll
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 13, 2003
... a near miss ...
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 11, 2003
Bland, innocuous and totally disposable, it's the cinematic equivalent of a toothpaste or sneaker designed by and for focus groups.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 10, 2003
While there's nothing terribly wrong with it, there's not much that's memorable either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 10, 2003
Decena hooks us with these characters from the start and makes us believe in their pain and longing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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