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Lantana Reviews

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December 1, 2005
As a mystery, "Lantana" is memorable. But as a study in human relationships and the human condition, it's unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 15, 2005
... boldly, thoroughly, and honestly explores the difficulties of unconditional love in a society that teaches us that we should never deny our base appetites and impulses.
Read More | Original Score: A-
September 23, 2004
The sort of movie that highbrow critics love to overrate...It's Married With Children for serious-minded folks without a sense of humor.
June 25, 2004
The movie doesn't have the appeal of a Hitchcock psychological murder mystery. It's more a well-acted study about the thorny landscape of relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
March 26, 2003
It has a sensuality years away from the young faces and trainer-toned bodies we've come to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2002
It makes thoughts and emotional webs run wild in our heads, and leaves us unsure of how to describe them, simply by focusing on the complexity of people.
| Original Score: 4/4
August 17, 2002
Warmly received at its world premiere (Opening Film, Sydney Film Festival, June 8, 2001), Lantana is a film for film lovers, an engaging character study whose subjects are as varied as they are self-contradictory.
July 20, 2002
A meditation on fidelity in marriage where the suspense and surprises stem from who has -- or hasn't -- been betraying each other and how.
July 15, 2002
Cutting up love---In every dream house grows a Lantana of heartache
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July 9, 2002
Intriguing Australian film that's a must for independent film fans.
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May 30, 2002
Where "Lantana" succeeds is by out smarting it's audience. It is masquerading as a predictable thriller, but it's far from that. It will keep you guessing til the very end
May 30, 2002
A stark and haunting study of marital discord.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
March 22, 2002
Lantana couldn't quite pull off being both a mystery story and a psychological drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 15, 2002
A direct, affecting movie, one where every character hangs suspended between loneliness and the possibility of love.
March 14, 2002
Lantana meets its coincidences head-on, with a wink and a nudge that -- abetted by a compelling story and performances -- cajole us into playing along.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2002
This is the sort of fiercely intelligent, emotionally gripping movie about people that almost never gets made any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2002
Lawrence cast well and gets terrific performances all the way up and down the line.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2002
Lantana is definitely a film that works better on a moment to moment basis than it does as a complete package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 20, 2002
Uno de los dramas más hermosos que se han filmado.
| Original Score: 100/100
February 3, 2002
A perceptive, powerfully acted psychodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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