Just a Kiss Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2002
We have poignancy jostling against farce, thoughtful dialogue elbowed aside by one-liners, and a visual style that incorporates rotoscope animation for no apparent reason except, maybe, that it looks neat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 30, 2002
This is one pretentious mess.
Victoria Alexander
October 8, 2002
I'd have to say the star and director are the big problems here.
Joshua Tyler
October 4, 2002
So pretentious and off-putting, that even without annoying gimmicks and misplaced humor it would be hard to find it anything but irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 4, 2002
A series of escapades demonstrating the adage that what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, some of which occasionally amuses but none of which amounts to much of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 4, 2002
Can be classified as one of those 'alternate reality' movies... except that it would have worked so much better dealing in only one reality.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 26, 2002
While the film is, indeed, freewheeling, some of us prefer to call it out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 25, 2002
A lousy movie that's not merely unwatchable, but also unlistenable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Christopher Null
August 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 23, 2002
Uncertain in tone... a garbled exercise in sexual politics, a junior varsity Short Cuts by way of Very Bad Things.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Susan Granger
September 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/10
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John Anderson
September 27, 2002
You're too conscious of the effort it takes to be this spontaneous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 4, 2002
It's coherent, well shot, and tartly acted, but it wears you down like a dinner guest showing off his doctorate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 4, 2002
This one makes Friends look like high art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 26, 2002
Winds up feeling like lots of other quirky movies that try to score hipness points with young adults.
| Original Score: C-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 14, 2002
What a mess.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
September 27, 2002
Apparently kissing leads to suicide attempts and tragic deaths. Marisa Tomei is good, but Just A Kiss is just a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 20, 2002
Director Fisher Stevens inexplicably dips key moments from the film in Waking Life water colors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
September 24, 2002
A convoluted writing exercise gone horribly wrong.
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Ken Eisner
March 27, 2009

Boston Phoenix
October 5, 2002
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Arizona Republic
October 11, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 11, 2002
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