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Duane Hopwood Reviews

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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 2005
A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
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.