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Levity Reviews

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September 6, 2003
This is one of those films that seems to mistake lack of dialogue for meaningful silence and has every line delivered as if it were the most important thing ever said.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2003
There is not a moment of authentic observation in the film; the director has assembled his characters out of stock melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 14, 2003
[V]ery stagy and pretty awful.
May 16, 2003
A number of key choices in the movie just feel wrong.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 1, 2003
There is probably a good film in Levity, but it's hidden beneath layers of heavy-handed dramatizing and a large roster of tortured-soul characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 6, 2003
A half-baked moral fable that suffers from insufficiencies both of narrative concreteness and religious depth.
May 30, 2003
The movie is stymied by its rather rigid approach to sending us a message about redemption and forgiveness. Message? No, make that sermon.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2003
A delicate, quiet absolution tale where feeling is paramount, Levity's ensemble nature diffuses the potential strength of its character study.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 8, 2003
Smells suspiciously of indie self-consciousness.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 12, 2003
It's all very portenous and symbolic and Meaningful, and everyone's so very aware of what an Important Film this is meant to be.
April 3, 2003
Mr. Thornton's ostentatious restraint and his bottomless melancholy cry out for a mask and cape, and a few judicious special effects might have provided some relief, or at least helped the movie justify its title.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2003
Well-intentioned, but solemn to the point of atrophy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
Near torture to sit through.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 11, 2003
A lumbering pity party.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
Solomon's agnosticism on the subjects of atonement and redemption -- the precise areas of the movie's investigation -- makes the filmmaker as paralyzed as his lead character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2003
Thornton is starting to look like a one-trick pony.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2003
Ponderous and pretentious.
May 8, 2003
Ponderously paced and weighed down by a well-meant but mostly failed attempt to explore spiritual issues.
Read More | Original Score: C-
May 9, 2003
Solomon never turns these themes into an actual story, or at least a story with any cumulative impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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