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Duane Hopwood Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 19, 2006
Duane Hopwood digs into the soul of its title character with a patience rarely found in contemporary films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
September 19, 2006
[A] remarkably accomplished indie movie ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 31, 2006
Visually dreary and not especially illuminating, Duane Hopwood can't quite get where it must have wanted to go.
| Original Score: C+
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
August 31, 2006
... this downbeat indie drama gives the leads a few excellent scenes together, and they acquit themselves credibly. But there's also a fair amount of wilted comedy from the stock supporting characters ...
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 9, 2006
Schwimmer demonstra uma enorme sensibilidade ao evitar qualquer tipo de exagero ou caricatura ao viver seu personagem alcoólatra, retratando-o como um homem triste e gentil que não enxerga o próprio vício.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
May 7, 2006
A mellow-yet-effective character study that exhibits some real poignancy and delivers a stunningly good performance by Friends star David Schwimmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Sobczynski
December 6, 2005
Duane Hopwood is a crock from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 6, 2005
[The film is] suffused with hangdog dreariness, equivalent to a unsoled shoe treading rainwater.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 1, 2005
Anthony is as upbeat as Duane is down. The character works so well as a counterpoint, you wish the film would abandon Duane altogether and follow Anthony on his moronic misadventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 29, 2005
It's just very authentic, very real. Everything that happens here you believe it.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 23, 2005
Surprisingly amiable for all its bleak tidings.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 17, 2005
Schwimmer's fine, but Duane Hopwood is flat and uninvolving for long stretches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 17, 2005
It's a mixed but basically likable little indie picture.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 17, 2005
The movie is a wise and realistic portrait of the disease, showing the drunk not as a colorful or tragic character, but simply as a sad man whose days occasionally contain moments of joy and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Philadelphia Weekly
November 15, 2005
An unusually memorable picture of one man's bad time.
Dan Gross
Philadelphia Daily News
November 11, 2005
The movie is understated enough to let the emotional, and sometimes comical, story tell itself, with no over-the-top dialogue, nor worse, overacting.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2005
A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Hanson
Film Threat
October 29, 2005
Loaded with unoriginal ideas, weak comedic concepts, and underwhelming emotional climaxes, the movie is the definition of bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
October 29, 2005
Writer-director Matt Mulhern confidently anchors his drama-comedy about an alcoholic Atlantic City pit boss with good writing and sharp dialogue.
Christopher Null
September 16, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
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