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Frownland Reviews

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Wally Hammond
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
August 8, 2008
We've all known people like this, usually as little as possible, which may explain why the movie has provoked such violent reactions at festival screenings: it brings us face-to-face with the limits of our compassion.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 8, 2008
Frownland is like a shriek for help. It centers on an extraordinary performance that plays like an unceasing panic attack. To call it uncompromising is to wish for a better word.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 7, 2008
Nerve-rackingly funny, director Ronald Bronstein's microbudget indie features a protagonist for whom each attempt at communication turns into a rhapsody of strangulated verbiage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 27, 2008
It's impossible to watch this grotty, sometimes unbearably undisciplined yet genuinely tragic movie and not think about the first films directed by John Cassavetes and Paul Morrissey.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 12, 2008
Frownland, Ronald Bronstein's startling comedy, is like a mumblecore Eraserhead directed by John Cassavetes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 7, 2008
This is personal cinema at its most uncompromising and fierce.
| Original Score: 4.5/5