Head On Reviews

April 1, 2010
Director Ana Kokkinos has an eye for local color but spends little time developing the supporting characters.
February 24, 2005
In a way, the film is a kissing cousin to the 1960s kitchen sink dramas of the British cinema and the working-class angst of German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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January 24, 2005
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March 19, 2002
February 7, 2001
Anyone of any generation who has ever felt at odds with his or her environment can identify with the characters in Head On.
January 1, 2000
The film's close is grim and ambivalent, a choice that would be commendable if the movie had not so stubbornly held the same dour tone for two hours already, and if Ari weren't as boring as he is bored.
January 1, 2000
Strains so desperately for a tragic kitchen-sink realism that in several crucial scenes the movie loses its grip and escalates into strident melodrama.
January 1, 2000
Its missteps and excesses aside, Head On is a promising feature film debut for Kokkinos.
January 1, 2000
One of this year's most sensual tragic spectacles -- a tour-de-force on a thousand different levels, with no easy happy endings in sight.
August 13, 1999