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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
June 7, 2002
Behind the glitz, Hollywood is sordid and disgusting. Quelle surprise!
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2002
Make no mistake, ivans xtc. is a mess.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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
June 28, 2002
A remarkable film by Bernard Rose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 11, 2002
To the degree that ivans xtc. works, it's thanks to Huston's revelatory performance.
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
June 10, 2002
It's tough to watch, but it's a fantastic movie.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
June 6, 2002
Contrived as this may sound, Mr. Rose's updating works surprisingly well.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2002
A committed, intelligent and fascinating piece of work with no irony about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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
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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