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Firstborn Reviews

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TV Guide
January 8, 2008
This flawed but interesting Freudian melodrama spends about 70 minutes making points and the last 30 minutes losing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 24, 2004
A heavy-handed suburban sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie creates such an urgent situation, and fills it with such interesting characters, that when everything goes wrong at the end I felt more than disappointed, I felt cheated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The best things about Firstborn are the easy, natural performances of the actors.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It might have worked if Apted were as adept at creating an emotional atmosphere as he is in his portraiture of the suburban milieu, but too many unshaped scenes and redundant dialogue passages take their toll.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
November 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
October 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 26, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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