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Ellie Parker Reviews

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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-
November 11, 2005
Naomi Watts is the only explanation for the existence of the student-y digital video feature Ellie Parker
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 29, 2009
There's barely any redeeming features to note, including Watts who is just at her worst.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
January 5, 2006
The picture looks cheap and feels stretched.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
November 15, 2005
began as a short at Sundance 2001 and should have remained one
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 20, 2005
Watts' performance is brave and jazzy, but Coffey's riffing lacks lasting impact.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
November 8, 2005
A clumsy spoof of Hollywood.
February 21, 2006
...the stretch to feature length hasn't done the material any favors.
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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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 11, 2005
As a spoof, it all feels a bit tedious and thrown-together.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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