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Ellie Parker Reviews

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Paul Chambers
September 15, 2009
No one doubts Naomi Watts is photogenic, but this effort is very hard to sit through. Nearly impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There's barely any redeeming features to note, including Watts who is just at her worst.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Watts fans will, of course, want to see Ellie Parker regardless of what I or anyone else say about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Game for almost anything, Watts displays serious comic chops and is, as always, a delight to watch.
Matthew Turner
July 13, 2006
Enjoyable comedy with several laugh-out-loud moments and a terrific performance from Naomi Watts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 3, 2006
O que falta de estilo ao filme é compensado por uma atuação corajosa, despojada e impressionante de Naomi Watts.
| Original Score: 3/5
M.E. Russell
March 24, 2006
If you're considering a move to L.A. to pursue an acting career, this is your Scared Straight.
| Original Score: B+
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 15, 2006
Like a sputtering career, Ellie Parker pretty much goes nowhere, and it's difficult to imagine that it would be of interest to many beyond the Hollywood community.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
...the stretch to feature length hasn't done the material any favors.
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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 9, 2006
There's no question that what makes "Ellie Parker" work is the continued presence of Naomi Watts, a great film actress whether her film's budget is $187,000 or $187 million.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 13, 2006
Ellie isn't a particularly likable character, but thanks to Watts she's an imminently watchable one. In many ways this is a daring, unforgiving performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 5, 2006
The picture looks cheap and feels stretched.
| Original Score: C+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 17, 2005
Eventually the energy of the original short runs out and the movie coasts on fumes, but it remains surprisingly enjoyable for all that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
December 15, 2005
The premise -- someone trying to inject meaning into a necessarily vacuous existence -- is depressing, but there are moments of vaguely uncomfortable hilarity. The whole endeavor, however, winds up feeling flat and a bit dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 15, 2005
This is the movie they should show in college acting classes, instead of tapes of Inside the Actors' Studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carlo Cavagna
December 14, 2005
While the material wears thin, every minute of this film is a tour-de-force performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 11, 2005
Ellie Parker has little to recommend it other than Watts' mercurial performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 6, 2005
Even if Watts makes it almost watchable, the ugly cinematography is too much of an eye strain to endure for such a thin and uninteresting story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 3, 2005
Some films can make the leap from successful short film to a feature movie, and some just come up short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 29, 2005
[Watts'] performance carries this film.
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