Fragments Reviews

August 10, 2009
The film is quite literally fragmented. Too much story -- and too little about each character.
August 10, 2009
[A] well acted ensemble piece that I think you should see.
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.
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.
July 31, 2009
Frierich's hook is, well, killer. And Woods is patient with his story, letting small glances and tiny actions speak volumes.
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.
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.
July 30, 2009
The hell that Paul Haggis hath wrought grows exponentially by the day.
Top Critic
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.
July 17, 2009
There's a miserable sense of a country that's terminally sick in the head and spirit. It's a tiresome idea, no matter how well the actors play it.
June 25, 2008
A movie like this tends to come out at least once a year.