Levity

Levity

35%

Opening

23% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
56% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
62% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
49% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
15% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

40% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
83% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

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97% The Americans: Season 2
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—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Discuss Last Night's Shows

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 11
—— NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5
93% New Girl: Season 3
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Person Of Interest: Season 3
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
100% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Levity Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

September 7, 2011

Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In the end the film is undone by an overload of cliches, and by a gravity that never lets up.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 11, 2003
Vic Vogler
Denver Post
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Slow and satisfying.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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An unrelentingly morose quest for redemption, one that leans too heavily on stock characters and tends to wander in odd directions.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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This is a lovely film about redemption and guilt.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

May 16, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 16, 2003
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The characters in the well-meaning drama resemble symbols rather than people, while the storyline seeks mighty truths that remain evasive.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

May 15, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The characters are well drawn.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 15, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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A movie that confuses seriousness with weight, significance with silence and import with emptiness.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2003
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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This is all supposed to be highly mystical and whatnot, with both women needing help and Manual being there to provide it, but frankly I'm not buying it.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 9, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Corny in its use of symbolism and coincidence, marred by the deadpan performance of its hero, it seems more like a parody than a parable.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Solomon never turns these themes into an actual story, or at least a story with any cumulative impact.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Ponderously paced and weighed down by a well-meant but mostly failed attempt to explore spiritual issues.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C-

May 8, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is not a moment of authentic observation in the film; the director has assembled his characters out of stock melodrama.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 25, 2003
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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So solemnly paced and deliberately performed that it seems to solidify before your very eyes.

April 25, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Ponderous and pretentious.

April 25, 2003
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Beautifully cast and acted, smartly written, done with excruciating care and glowing Roger Deakins cinematography, it's a film that, in some ways, suffers from its own seriousness, the very passion and guts that make it special.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 24, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Thornton is starting to look like a one-trick pony.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[V]ery stagy and pretty awful.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 14, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

April 11, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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This quiet story occasionally resounds with emotion, and Solomon is a talent to watch.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 11, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A lumbering pity party.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

April 11, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 4, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Near torture to sit through.

| Original Score: 1/4

April 4, 2003
John Anderson
Newsday
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Well-intentioned, but solemn to the point of atrophy.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 4, 2003
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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Full of bald coincidences and vague moralizing.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 4, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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There is just no sense of authenticity in the relationship of the characters to the environment in which Solomon has placed them.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2003
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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Those who can forgive the director's pretensions will discover some fine filmmaking.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 3, 2003
Edward Crouse
Village Voice
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Real levity is barely present.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 1, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A thoughtful, almost poetic, piece that puts forth the argument that redemption is not easily achieved.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

March 31, 2003
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A half-baked moral fable that suffers from insufficiencies both of narrative concreteness and religious depth.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 6, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A high-charged emotional work, fleshed out with believable characters and a sharply observed environment.

January 30, 2003
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