Gypsy 83 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Gypsy 83 Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
Cineman Syndicate
September 23, 2004
By the end, you'll wish to never see another flowing scarf or hear another Fleetwood Mac song ever again.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
April 16, 2004
Where Edge of Seventeen related how difficult it is to be a gay teenager in Middle America, Gypsy 83 wants us to know how painful it is to be a teenage freak in Middle America. Either way you slice it, it's still old news.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 16, 2004
A depressingly predictable journey of self-discovery.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
April 27, 2004
Saga is especially sapped of its appeal and energy by the toxically charmless titular character whose central obsession -- dressing up like Stevie Nicks and singing her material -- is curiously wedged between comedy and oddity.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
September 9, 2004
The film's two main characters are definitely worth knowing, but the movie takes them on a predictable odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 10, 2004
This is not a great movie, but it has some nice moments. It shows Goth kids need love too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
July 16, 2004
A mostly undistinguished addition to the long list of films about alienated and self-pitying young people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
September 24, 2003
Starts off strongly but becomes a bit overly morose.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 21, 2004
Non-core audience viewers will be reminded why we didn't hang out with people like this in high school.
| Original Score: 2/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
A road movie where the audience is a little skittish about going there.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 12, 2004
Plenty of melodrama but precious little truthfulness...a very provincial item that probably shouldn't have ventured across the state line.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Chicago Reader
January 10, 2004
The story lurches like the characters' beat-up T-bird.
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 24, 2003
Engaging and entertaining ... then ultimately thoughtful and haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 17, 2004
[C]aptivating and pointed and... will hit disquietingly close to home to many who avow to being comfortable in their nonconformity...
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
April 16, 2004
The narrative momentum may sputter, but the vivid performances keep the film from dragging.
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Jorge Morales
Village Voice
April 13, 2004
A surprisingly pragmatic take on the joys and perils of diva worship.
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
April 20, 2004
Deserves to be discovered not only by Goth and gay crowds, but by anyone who runs screaming from all things average.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
May 20, 2004
Eventually turns into pathos-clogged sludge, but before that, features a string of shrewdly observed encounters.
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 15, 2004
The true joy of this indie stems from the well observed friendship between Gypsy and her Goth plaything, Clive. The chemistry between the two young actors is near-wondrous.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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