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Loggerheads Reviews

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Sean P. Means
Film.com
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
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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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.
Read More | 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.
Read More | Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 31, 2005
This felt like a Lifetime movie to me.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 28, 2005
An achievement for Kirkman, and the best acting opportunity nearly everyone in the cast has had in a long time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2005
In the end, for all its good intentions, Loggerheads is so slow and earnest that it's hard for the viewer not to lose patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 21, 2005
Loggerheads is not a movie where the emotions are tidy and the messages are clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 20, 2005
A delicate if somewhat soap-operatic Southern mood piece that occasionally clicks.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 19, 2005
A touching and savory Southern ensemble drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 14, 2005
If it isn't easy being any of the troubled people wandering through the film, Loggerheads makes it easy not only to believe in them, but to care about them as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 14, 2005
Writer-director Kirkman takes the basic ingredients of a Lifetime movie and turns Loggerheads into something special indeed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 14, 2005
[An] underachieving indie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2005
A warm, even loving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
October 13, 2005
Undeniably precious, it may make some viewers fidgety, but others will find that the reflective melancholy that overcomes both director and cast (all superb) is a sweet contagion.
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Akiva Gottlieb
Village Voice
October 11, 2005
Unexpectedly resonant.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 24, 2005
Quietly involving, albeit uneven.