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Fragments Reviews

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
August 10, 2009
The film is quite literally fragmented. Too much story -- and too little about each character.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
August 10, 2009
[A] well acted ensemble piece that I think you should see.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2009
The grand statement it wants to make plays shallow instead of deep, leaving the film too weak-kneed to carry the weight of its broken world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 31, 2009
Fragments is both deeply self-serious and essentially meaningless, the sort of we're-all-connected tragedy in which birds fly free while humans remain stuck in place.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 31, 2009
Frierich's hook is, well, killer. And Woods is patient with his story, letting small glances and tiny actions speak volumes.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 31, 2009
The casting directors of Fragments deserve credit for assembling so much talent in one modest movie; if only Rowan Woods, the director, knew what to do with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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S. James Snyder
Time Out
July 30, 2009
The anxiety is deafening in this flimsy symphony of shattered lives, which -- like that confounding Oscar winner Crash -- confuses entropy for empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
July 30, 2009
The hell that Paul Haggis hath wrought grows exponentially by the day.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 29, 2009
The pace is too languid to sustain much viewer concentration, and whatever the characters go through seems only peripherally connected to the shooting in the diner. Close, but no cigar.
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
June 25, 2008
A movie like this tends to come out at least once a year.