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The Life Before Her Eyes Reviews

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies
March 28, 2009
The movie's relentless dream-like quality could induce slack-jawed wonder...or chronic narcolepsy depending how receptive the viewer is to non-linear narrative and super-stylised flights of fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 28, 2009
A touching tale from director Vadim Perelman with a surprise ending that leaves you plenty to ponder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
March 27, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
The surprises Perelman has for you along the way will blow your mind and have you talking hours after you leave the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 29, 2008
It's an underrated, and horrific little dramatic thriller that twists the noose at every turn...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 28, 2008
...slowly builds an emotional power that takes us by surprise...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 28, 2008
Just ignore the critics -- in this case, we don't know what we're talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
May 23, 2008
Studio movies rarely depict Christians as fallible, thoughtful people who've been strengthened by faith but don't take it for granted.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
May 14, 2008
(The Life Before Her Eyes) is one of those films that you will walk out of just feeling very shaken up and disturbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 2, 2008
In the end, Life is a challenging success, with Wood's performance again affirming her status among the young generation of actors, and Perelman's vision promising more intrigue to come.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 25, 2008
Thoroughly thought through and photographed with imagination and psychological penetration, it's the product of a very shrewd directorial hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
April 24, 2008
Uma Thurman delivers a mesmerizing performance in The Life Before Her Eyes, a film that, once seen and fully digested, exerts the same haunting pull as the shattering events it chronicles.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 21, 2008
I think it's a strong film.
Brian Orndorf
April 17, 2008
The roles are superbly realized by Wood and Thurman, but the real backbone of the picture is Perelman, who takes great care to weave the small tragedies into a wounded whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dustin Putman
April 17, 2008
Paints a compelling and thought-provoking picture of not only school violence, but violence in general, and the trickle-down effect that a single moment in time can have on one's whole future.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rafer Guzman
April 17, 2008
Director Vadim Perelman blends two powerful performances into a seamless whole, giving equal time to the dreamy sensuality of adolescence and the crushing weight of adulthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
April 17, 2008
Technically, the movie is impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
April 15, 2008
Gorgeous, haunting and thought-provoking ... a solid sophomore effort from Perelman despite its potentially frustrating pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Kim Voynar
April 12, 2008
Audiences used to having everything spelled out for them may find the film too much work, but there are, I hope and believe, many people who appreciate and enjoy unraveling the mysteries of a poem or painting for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 27, 2007 intricately-plotted and richly conceived drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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