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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-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 11, 2005
Naomi Watts is the only explanation for the existence of the student-y digital video feature Ellie Parker
| Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There's barely any redeeming features to note, including Watts who is just at her worst.
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
November 7, 2005
What is pleasant and slight in a short film becomes tedious and insipid when stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 11, 2005
If the film had any point beyond the pitfalls of starlet-dom, though, it's long been forgotten, as the movie descends into a series of acting-class moments.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 5, 2006
The picture looks cheap and feels stretched.
| Original Score: C+
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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
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
Greg Malon
November 15, 2005
began as a short at Sundance 2001 and should have remained one
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 20, 2005
Watts' performance is brave and jazzy, but Coffey's riffing lacks lasting impact.
| 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
October 1, 2005
A couple of laughs, a couple of interesting set pieces, a lot of Watts adding to her highlight reel, but when you get right down to it, there's just nothing else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
November 8, 2005
A clumsy spoof of Hollywood.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
...the stretch to feature length hasn't done the material any favors.
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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
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
November 11, 2005
There's the germ of a comic idea here, but most of the movie consists of acting-exercise skits that ramble on until they croak.
| Original Score: 1/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
November 11, 2005
As a spoof, it all feels a bit tedious and thrown-together.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 11, 2005
Too often it has the uncomfortable feel of a too-small sweater - - stretched to capacity, still not covering the territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
Shot on low-end digital video, the movie looks harsh and the sound is often dodgy, which wouldn't matter if the material were inherently more interesting.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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