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A Home at the End of the World Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
August 18, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 21, 2004
The jarring and crucially weak link is Farrell, a talented actor woefully miscast and comically uncomfortable here.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 26, 2004
... everything about this movie was so contrived and it feels so written.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 29, 2004
The effect of watching A Home at the End of the World is like listening to a good orchestra under the direction of a conductor who can't get everybody to play together.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
July 29, 2004
Whatever reservoir of good will the filmmakers may have built up during the earlier passages is exhausted by the conclusion's purposeless dramatics.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
July 29, 2004
Too imbalanced to sustain the interest of most audience members through its entire 95 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 7, 2004
The movie makes the characters worse than enigmas; it makes them the last people imaginable from which you expect or even desire to learn anything.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
July 28, 2004
I have to wonder how Colin's manhood could have distracted the audience from the plot, when not much of a plot exists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
July 19, 2004
Independent cinema has fallen hard and it can't get up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 24, 2004
Farrell's portray of Bobby and author Cunningham's sadistic story, ultimately deep six A Home at the End of the World.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2004
It's rarely a good idea to film a movie partially about sexual confusion when the audience is just as confused as the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 28, 2004
Good will is not enough to make this a pleasant movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 1, 2004
Farrell's acting is so totally likable, he lifts the story from its sudsy roots and elevates it to something worthy of memory. Well, at least if you have a short memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 22, 2004
So thoroughly decent in its intentions and so tactful in its methods that people are likely to persuade themselves that it's better than it is, which is not very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 23, 2004
A peculiarly bloodless variation on Jules and Jim suffused with the kind of pretentious gentility that some critics will mistake for seriousness.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 23, 2004
The problem is not just that Bobby is hard to believe but that he's not interesting enough to make us want to believe him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 30, 2004
Doesn't quite satisfy -- it all seems too simple, too glowing -- but it tries, and that's something. Not quite enough, but something.
| Original Score: C+
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 30, 2004
Sincere, heartfelt and mostly hopeless, A Home At The End Of The World is a well-intentioned wetnap of a movie about the re-configured post-nuclear family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
July 27, 2004
Far from being groundbreaking independent cinema, A Home feels like just another prefab production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 28, 2004
Lovely interchanges abound... But the net effect is like watching the highlight reel from several seasons of an HBO show without seeing any of the episodes themselves.
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