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Loggerheads Reviews

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Don Willmott
April 14, 2006
the kind of movie that makes you feel more like an eavesdropper than a viewer
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 3, 2006
"Loggerheads" is like a person who never raises her voice, yet somehow you know to pay attention to every word she says.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sean Means
February 3, 2006
The dramatic tension is nil. But the performances, particularly by Hunt (in a non-comedic role, for a change), are worth a look.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 26, 2006
The movie could have benefited from a lighter touch ...
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2006
... an understated and heartfelt story, superbly acted, with a strong sense of people and place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 26, 2006
The movie weaves flawless performances by Bonnie Hunt, Chris Sarandon, Michael Learned and others into a mesmerizing tapestry of familial yearning and loss.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 15, 2006
... if you can shake out some of the chafing bits of sand that weigh down Loggerheads, you'll find a heartfelt story about people coming to terms with irrevocable loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 12, 2006
Despite a meandering tone, Loggerheads is consistently watchable thanks to committed actors playing recognizable, decent folks just trying to do the right thing -- or rectify mistakes of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 28, 2005
The film is very smart in recognizing that being gay is about a lot more than whom you sleep with.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 15, 2005
You're in deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 14, 2005
The stories unfold at about the speed of a turtle slowing crawling across the sand, but eventually you get the whole picture and it becomes a moving story of love and redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
December 9, 2005
A chamber piece of subtle touches, finely acted, the movie has time jumps that are a little confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
December 9, 2005
This quiet community and family drama set on the North Carolina shore offers a bighearted outlook on how to absorb change and defeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 2, 2005
Slow, unadorned, compassionate, and earnest, Loggerheads is a low-fi throwback to the independent films of the 1980s and '90s -- heartland miniatures hewn from plainspoken lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 11, 2005
Loggerheads has the best qualities of independent filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 11, 2005
Featuring a number of nicely honed performances and weaving three initially disparate tales into one, Loggerheads delivers far more than you might expect.
| Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 7, 2005
... a quietly impressive, nuanced essay about the emotional politics of abandonment, adoption and atonement that needs no dispensation for its small budget.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 3, 2005
Freshness aside, Loggerheads is beautifully performed (especially by Hunt and Harper), and the script is finely attuned to the nuances of communication that has nothing to do with words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 31, 2005
This felt like a Lifetime movie to me.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
October 28, 2005
Filled with magnificent performances from Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Learned and Chris Sarandon, the movie is weighty without being overwhelming
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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