Levity Reviews

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August 7, 2008
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2004
... a bit heavy on talk and light on action, the film grapples with tough issues at the soul-level, instead of selling us feel-good lies or cynicism.
August 12, 2003
Smart cinema for folks who like to think for themselves rather than be spoon-fed by over-eager filmmakers.
July 11, 2003
It's probably impossible for a movie featuring Thornton, Freeman, Dunst and Hunter to be bad or uninteresting, and Levity is neither.
June 27, 2003
Slow and satisfying.
May 30, 2003
...rescued by the quiet power of Roger Deakins' cinematography - watch how, every now and then, a streak yellow flares in his gray fields - and the quality of the main performances.
May 16, 2003
This is a lovely film about redemption and guilt.
May 15, 2003
The real deal, the aspect of this film that moves it to the next level, is the chemistry between Hunter and Thornton.
May 15, 2003
The characters are well drawn.
May 9, 2003
Offers a really interesting script and riveting performances from the players.
May 4, 2003
. . . a serious, thoughtful, even intriguing script that wrestles with the theological and philosophical questions of redemption
April 25, 2003
The story textures itself into a quiet, decent credibility that is touching.
April 24, 2003
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.
April 12, 2003
A serious examination of the nature of forgiveness.
April 11, 2003
This quiet story occasionally resounds with emotion, and Solomon is a talent to watch.
April 11, 2003
Actually plays more like a short story than a feature film.
April 10, 2003
It's an absorbing, well-cast and ultimately satisfying parable that casts a pleasing spiritual glow over its audience.
April 4, 2003
It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening.
April 4, 2003
Whenever the dour drama Levity threatens to become too painfully biblical, an intriguing character quirk or outburst of the title quality brings the proceedings back down to earth.
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