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Dopamine Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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-
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
Filmcritic.com
October 17, 2003
Engaging
| Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
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
FilmStew.com
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-
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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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
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine
October 10, 2003
With its intelligent, likable characters and playful use of artificial intelligence to explore a simple love story, Dopamine is an auspicious directorial debut by Mark Decena.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
October 10, 2003
Sexy, funny and just the littlest bit sad, it explores something that has fascinated men and women since time began: each other.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 10, 2003
In one way or another, Dopamine is about us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 10, 2003
It's a movie, small in compass, conservative in aesthetic, that explores an idea while it makes you laugh. A lot of bigger movies won't provoke you half as much.

E! Online
October 10, 2003
There's some chemistry between the appealing leads, and the acting is solid throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 10, 2003
While the route Dopamine takes in addressing the nature of attraction is schematic, the film is never less than clever, surprisingly charming, decidedly thought-provoking -- and in its own undefinable way, touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leslie Katz
culturevulture.net
October 9, 2003
Decena's intelligent, thoughtful script...is buttressed by the intricate details that make what could be a superficial story into a real human affair.
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2003
Although flawed, Dopamine is ultimately a witty and perceptive movie dealing with the ways people experience love and loss in an increasingly distracted and remote world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Phillips
Citysearch
October 9, 2003
There are just enough insightful and funny moments to expect big things from writer/director Marc Decena next time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2003
It's more likable than it is good. Still, it might leave you feeling romantic (and romantic about your particular city) even if it doesn't nail its case for love in a psychopharmacological age.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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