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Loggerheads Reviews

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April 14, 2006
the kind of movie that makes you feel more like an eavesdropper than a viewer
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2006
The movie could have benefited from a lighter touch ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2006
... an understated and heartfelt story, superbly acted, with a strong sense of people and place.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
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
December 9, 2005
A chamber piece of subtle touches, finely acted, the movie has time jumps that are a little confusing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
November 11, 2005
Loggerheads has the best qualities of independent filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2005
This felt like a Lifetime movie to me.
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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