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Dopamine Reviews

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October 13, 2003
... a near miss ...
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-
October 10, 2003
The film lacks character and relies on standard-issue rom-com formulas.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2003
Likable but utterly forgettable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
October 9, 2003
A chunky and clunky romantic-comedy wannabe.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 10, 2003
The result is both earnest and passionless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 10, 2003
One never ceases to be amazed at how emerging independent filmmakers are able to deploy state-of-the-art techniques on the same old slop.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2003
An amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
October 10, 2003
The emotional immaturity of the self-obsessed thirtysomething characters, particularly the passive, incongruously smirking Rand, beggars belief.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 10, 2003
...a dreary exercise in philosophy of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2003
A dweeby and unenchanting concoction as romantic comedies go.
October 8, 2003
The dilemmas in Dopamine ... made me want to reach for the serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 9, 2003
An uncommonly drab and simpleminded picture that seems grossly distended at a mere 79 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 9, 2003
Developed in the Sundance Institute's screenwriting lab, this feels like a movie that was grown in a petri dish.
October 10, 2003
The ideas behind the story are intriguing and could prompt endless hours of lively discussion, but the film proves surprisingly drab.
October 10, 2003
While Mark Decena, who directed the film and wrote it with Timothy Breitbach, is good at creating convincingly intimate, casual conversation, the story does begin to feel somewhat undernourished, visually and dramatically.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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+
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
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