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Junebug Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 1, 2005
Despite the best of intentions, Junebug never quite comes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 28, 2007
To get a good idea of what to expect, think Hee Haw presented as a Shakespearean melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
August 5, 2005
Merely being different doesn't always equal good.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
August 11, 2005
A dreary, stagnant story about people who make no effort to think or grow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 12, 2005
Junebug is a textbook case of filmmakers who can't make up their minds about their characters; it's a failure of nerve disguised as dramatic ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Janos Gereben
culturevulture.net
August 4, 2005
A quirky, moderately entertaining, mildly depressing, altogether frustrating work...Too artsy by half.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 4, 2005
The balancing act of character contradictions ultimately becomes more about itself than true human behavior.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 24, 2005
Sort of a Meet the Parents for the Sundance set, director Phil Morrison's bizarrely overpraised Junebug is one of this year's vaguest, most listless oddities.
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
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 19, 2005
Junebug has delightful moments, but much of it is a Southern-fried drag.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 2, 2005
A cool delight when it sticks to comic observation. It only starts to crawl when Morrison shifts his blue-gray medley to darker tones.
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
September 26, 2009
Junebug annoyed me while in the theater, and annoys me even more as I write about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 26/100
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
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
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 3, 2005
How slow can we go?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
August 19, 2005
Thanks to newfangled things like TV and the Internet, small-town folks aren't as uniformly insulated as director Phil Morrison and screenwriter Angus McLachlan would have us believe.
| Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
September 10, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 2, 2005
The adult tensions and the tone take us to a place remembered so vividly that even if we don't know this corner of the South, we've somehow lived there or at least passed through.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 19, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
September 26, 2005
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 6, 2006
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 11, 2007

Boston Phoenix
August 13, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 3, 2005

Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Time Out
February 9, 2006

BBC.com
February 22, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
July 1, 2006
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