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Junebug Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 14, 2006
A beautiful, sensitive exploration of the strings that hold people together
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 13, 2006
comes on like a carbon copy of 'Meet the Parents,' then turns the concept inside out, revealing unexpected depths and shades in what initially looked like worn-out material.
Bob Westal
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Junebug is an admirable film, but its charms will be visible only to the most patient filmgoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 15, 2005
It's a pure, indie film experience that has about zero in the way of physical action, but plenty of emotional struggle, and doesn't bluntly telegraph where it's going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
The many well-drawn characters, make Junebug a pleasure to watch, but the plotting is dull, and the script leaves too many questions.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2005
It's a soft and tender portrait of the funky south with splashes of color, notably Amy Adams in a balls-out performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 30, 2005
A slight film enlivened by Adams' winning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 28, 2005
I found most of the characters to be either uninteresting or annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
September 27, 2005
What's abundantly clear is that Adams steals the film as the irrepressible Ashley.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Angela Baldassarre
September 26, 2005
"Junebug" has its bumpy roads, but ultimately this window on small-town Americana is as honest and revelatory as they come. A gem indeed.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 24, 2005
Amy Adams gives a standout performance that's worthy of Oscar consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David N. Butterworth
September 24, 2005
"Junebug" is a Southern class struggle played out in small, with Amy Adams the brightest star among these delicate -- and often misunderstood -- flowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 23, 2005
A quiet journey into the heartland, and the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
September 23, 2005
An imperfect movie that's perfectly wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
September 22, 2005
Thanks to Adams' performance and strong story, it makes for a mildly entertaining Southern-fried experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 22, 2005
A generally quiet film grounded in character studies, where things just happen as they naturally might -- and where things aren't tied up in neat little packages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 19, 2005
Junebug has delightful moments, but much of it is a Southern-fried drag.
Mike Ward
September 19, 2005
Forrest Gump always said that stupid is as stupid does...some of Junebug's strange folk would respond to that platitude with a resounding "huh?"
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 19, 2005
Morrison captures not only the flavors of Southern living - from church suppers to hollerin' contests - but a sense of what it's like to be Southern.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 16, 2005
This comedy-drama takes a few unexpected dramatic turns and actually manages to say a few things about the peculiar charms of the South without becoming too patronizing or cloyingly phony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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