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Ellie Parker Reviews

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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.
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
July 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Empire Magazine
July 14, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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+
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
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 17, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 29, 2005
[Watts'] performance carries this film.
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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
November 18, 2005
Watts is alternately annoying, sympathetic and hilarious in the title role. She's always entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
November 16, 2005
Watts, whose memorable audition scene in Mulholland Drive launched her into stardom, makes a glorious mess of herself playing her karmic opposite.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kim Morgan
November 11, 2005
Though Ellie Parker isn't an especially deep film, and Watts' character can come off a bit whiny and narcissistic (but hey, come on, she's an actress!), it is engaging and frequently funny.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gianni Truzzi
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 10, 2005
While Coffey occasionally grasps for material to build a feature-length work, it is a truthful, funny testimony to the everyday masquerade of Los Angeles' pose of bohemian cool.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2005
Ellie's story is as old as Hollywood, but Coffey brings to it a fresh, frenzied and often painfully raw vision in which Ellie begins to feel that her personality is as fragmented as life in Los Angeles can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 10, 2005
Naomi Watts delivers a fearless, largely unsympathetic portrayal of the title character as a desperate, unstrung version of herself (an Australian actress with a knack for dialects).
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jan Stuart
November 10, 2005
You don't have to have any actors in your life to get how killingly smart and accurate Ellie Parker is in its depiction of 24/7 navel-gazing, Hollywood-style.
| Original Score: 3/4
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