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Just a Kiss Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 31, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 14, 2002
What a mess.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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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
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
October 17, 2002
Overembellished to distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 17, 2002
For the most part Stevens glides through on some solid performances and witty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2002
Just a Kiss wants desperately to come off as a fanciful film about the typical problems of average people. But it is set in a world that is very, very far from the one most of us inhabit.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Washington Post
October 4, 2002
Clumsily written and numbly performed comedy of yammers.
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Washington Post
October 4, 2002
When the film isn't uncomfortably contrived it's just downright offensive.
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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
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2002
Aggressively unfunny, with jokes about suicide attempts and fatal airplane crashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 4, 2002
None of these characters resembles anyone you've ever met in real life, unless you happen to know annoyingly self-involved people who speak in glib sentences that could have only come from the pen of a screenwriter.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
October 4, 2002
Talkiness isn't necessarily bad, but the dialogue frequently misses the mark.
| Original Score: C
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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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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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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 4, 2002
A small independent film suffering from a severe case of Hollywood-itis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 30, 2002
This is one pretentious mess.
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John Anderson
Newsday
September 27, 2002
You're too conscious of the effort it takes to be this spontaneous.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Megan Turner
New York Post
September 27, 2002
Stevens has a keen sense of the absurd, but the whole thing is too forced.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 26, 2002
What elevates the movie above the run-of-the-mill singles blender is its surreal sense of humor and technological finish.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2002
It's a film that resorts to playing glib games with structure to disguise the fact that it can't manage to put together a manageable or fulfilling plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
September 26, 2002
The accomplished ensemble meshes nicely, but the actors all look pale and exhausted, an effect that may be a byproduct of the film's photography, which is terrible.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
September 26, 2002
Stevens' vibrant creative instincts are the difference between this and countless other flicks about guys and dolls.
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
September 24, 2002
A convoluted writing exercise gone horribly wrong.