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Innocence Reviews

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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
December 9, 2002
Cox's own directorial style is innocent, in the sense of being original without ever straining for effect.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
February 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
December 6, 2001
A human story told with taste and simplicity. Better still, it is not maudlin.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 8, 2001
Makes you long for an American filmmaker with the guts to put the AARP generation in roles this deep and rewarding.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 28, 2001
Innocence is remarkable in several big ways that make it possible to overlook the nagging little ways in which it doesn't succeed.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
October 25, 2001
It's about grown-ups and for grown-ups.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
October 25, 2001
Because the script has them lovey-dovey from beginning to bittersweet end, their story is fatally lacking in dramatic conflict.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
October 18, 2001
At first, the setup and Mr. Cox's lyricism are intriguing, but he has little to say once the wheels start turning.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
The windy passages about life, love, time and whatnot are meant not to be spoken but reverentially intoned.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 11, 2001
Dares to explore sexuality among mature characters.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 28, 2001
Conflicting emotions give the film a genuine and warming sense of humanity.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 28, 2001
Cox keeps burdening [Blake and Tingwell] with lines that come to sound less like credible dialogue than windy rhetoric.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
September 28, 2001
Films that achieve the dimension of seraphic embrace achieved by Innocence, as it explores a return to first love, are the rarest of the rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 26, 2001
Speaks to the romantic in all of us, and it doesn't take long before we don't care about age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 17, 2001
This movie is so wise about love it makes us wonder what other love stories think they are about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 13, 2001
If there's a more passionate love story out there, then I haven't had the privilege of seeing it.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 7, 2001
Innocence has all the other ingredients, too: a marvelous cast, a touching story, some lovely camera work (shot on location in South Australia and Belgium) and a palpable emotional connection between its characters and its audience.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2001
A beautiful, almost defiant film on an unusual subject: love among the elderly.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2001
Even if the idea behind Innocence outweighs its execution, it's hard to get angry at a film that embraces that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 17, 2001
It has the right performers for a character-driven romance, and the near-uniqueness of its screen concerns ultimately nudges you into its corner.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
August 17, 2001
A moving and persuasive argument that the urgency for all-encompassing love only grows in the autumn of life, rather than diminishes.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
August 17, 2001
Mostly mediocre melodrama.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 17, 2001
Arguably the best film about adultery since Brief Encounter.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
August 16, 2001
A film for the ages.
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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
August 14, 2001
It mostly proves that lovers in old age can be as cloying and narcissistic as they are in youth.