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Lantana Reviews

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February 4, 2019
It's not entirely far-fetched to see a link between the clunky expositions of character, plot and theme from an everyday soap, to those in Lantana.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2002
Characters and situations that are compelling on their own get shoved together in ways that feel forced and fake, as if there are only a dozen people in Sydney and they all know each other.
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2001
A bit on the slow side.
December 13, 2001
Well-realized characterizations are undermined by the strained and artificial developments of the plot.
December 11, 2001
The scenario eventually becomes so coincidence-choked that the filmmakers have no choice but to play it for mild snickers.
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.
December 13, 2001
Implausible tale.
December 13, 2001
Suffers from performances that are virtually all pitched to the same note of existential ennui.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 18, 2002
A sensitive essay that dearly wants to be a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2002
I grew to resent the way the storylines began to collide and converge -- it isn't a small world, it's microscopic.
December 14, 2001
The performances are gritty, and director Ray Lawrence does a noble job of keeping the pace natural and real.
March 7, 2002
Lawrence cast well and gets terrific performances all the way up and down the line.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2002
What's surprising is how easy it is to follow the plot, and how the coincidences don't get in the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 19, 2002
The film is powerfully acted, with nary a weak performance to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 10, 2001
[T]his reminded me a lot of Robert Altman's best....
December 16, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 1, 2002
These are, for the most part, believable and honest characters, though I'm not sure they always behave the way they would in real life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 28, 2001
A strong, consistently engrossing drama that boils with emotions distinctly real and recognizable.
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
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