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Ivans Xtc Reviews

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September 27, 2002
It's hard to say who might enjoy this, are there Tolstoy groupies out there? It's dark and tragic, and lets the business of the greedy talent agents get in the way of saying something meaningful about facing death
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Megan Turner
New York Post
June 7, 2002
Behind the glitz, Hollywood is sordid and disgusting. Quelle surprise!
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2002
To the filmmakers, Ivan is a prince of a fellow, but he comes across as shallow and glib though not mean-spirited, and there's no indication that he's been responsible for putting together any movies of particular value or merit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
June 7, 2002
It's the humanizing stuff that will probably sink the film for anyone who doesn't think about percentages all day long.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pam Grady
Reel.com
June 7, 2002
Make no mistake, ivans xtc. is a mess.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
June 15, 2002
With very little to add beyond the dark visions already relayed by superb recent predecessors like Swimming With Sharks and The Player, this latest skewering ... may put off insiders and outsiders alike.

E! Online
June 11, 2002
The reality-TV-like camera work takes some getting used to. And the even shakier editing, dialogue and acting quickly reveal this isn't exactly summer's big blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2002
A remarkable film by Bernard Rose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 11, 2002
To the degree that ivans xtc. works, it's thanks to Huston's revelatory performance.
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
June 29, 2002
It's "Bowfinger" with a meaning, it's "The Player" with a heart, it's a window into business, politics and excesses. The film has heart
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 10, 2002
It's tough to watch, but it's a fantastic movie.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
August 19, 2002
Captivates as it shows excess in business and pleasure, allowing us to find the small, human moments, and leaving off with a grand whimper.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
August 19, 2002
(Danny Huston gives) an astounding performance that deftly, gradually reveals a real human soul buried beneath a spellbinding serpent's smirk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
June 4, 2002
Boldly engineering a collision between tawdry B-movie flamboyance and grandiose spiritual anomie, Rose's film, true to its source material, provides a tenacious demonstration of death as the great equalizer.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 6, 2002
Contrived as this may sound, Mr. Rose's updating works surprisingly well.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2002
A committed, intelligent and fascinating piece of work with no irony about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2002
The fascination comes in the power of the Huston performance, which seems so larger than life and yet so fragile, and in the way the Ivan character accepts the news of his illness so quickly but still finds himself unable to react.
| Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 10, 2002
A directorial tour de force by Bernard Rose, ivans xtc. is one of this year's very best pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 7, 2002
This indie drama resonantly demonstrates how a person's worth is weighed in a town where you're only as good as your last game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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