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Fairhaven Reviews

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+
January 11, 2013
The cliché-infested script ... is long on booze-filled confessions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
January 10, 2013
[A] beautifully acted, directed and edited little slice of New England life ...
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
January 10, 2013
It has a nuance and a rumpled comfort with itself, which turns "Fairhaven" into an inviting place to visit.
January 10, 2013
"Not overwritten" can easily shade into "underwritten," which is the case with Fairhaven.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 9, 2013
Its insights are slight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2013
Indies don't come blander than writer/director Tom O'Brien's Fairhaven ...
June 21, 2012
Newcomer Tom O'Brien shows promise in this mellow drama about three buddies from small-town coastal Massachusetts.