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Fairhaven Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 16, 2013
Personal tenderness combines with a good sense of composition and a naturalistic storytelling style to give a small, familiar premise a nice lilt.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 11, 2013
The cliché-infested script ... is long on booze-filled confessions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Leydon
January 10, 2013
While there's something undeniably fascinating about the way "Fairhaven" repeatedly avoids predictable payoffs for portentous dramatic setups, narrative momentum is conspicuous by its absence.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 10, 2013
[A] beautifully acted, directed and edited little slice of New England life ...
| Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
January 10, 2013
O'Brien and his castmates seem to play loose with his script a bit more than they should in an effort to give the material a lived-in feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 10, 2013
It has a nuance and a rumpled comfort with itself, which turns "Fairhaven" into an inviting place to visit.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
January 10, 2013
"Not overwritten" can easily shade into "underwritten," which is the case with Fairhaven.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
January 9, 2013
Its insights are slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
January 9, 2013
Indies don't come blander than writer/director Tom O'Brien's Fairhaven ...
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2012
Newcomer Tom O'Brien shows promise in this mellow drama about three buddies from small-town coastal Massachusetts.