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Losing Control Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 2012
Losing Control nicely mixes comedic absurdity with weightier career vs. commitment themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2012
Perhaps investigating something new would have better served Weiss than simply looking to her own experiences, exploring rather than settling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Herald
April 6, 2012
Losing Control a film experiment gone wrong
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
April 6, 2012
The tone and pacing and even the characters are inconsistent, but still writer/director Valerie Weiss gives the film some wit, some humorous situations, and a refreshing dash of real science.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 5, 2012
Weiss's ideas about moviemaking, storytelling, and character development are indistinguishable from bargain-bin romantic comedies (so-called chick flicks) and television shows that barely last a season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Miles Howard
Boston Phoenix
April 3, 2012
With its labored parade of polygamists, neurotic Jewish parents, and projectile semen explosions, Control offers nothing new. This one should have stayed in a test tube.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
March 29, 2012
[Kent is] the least credible scientist since Denise Richards donned short shorts to play Dr. Christmas Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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John Anderson
March 24, 2012
While Losing Control is a thoroughly likable, playful comedy, there's never a sense that writer-director Valerie Weiss is in total command of film's tone, pacing or comic content, which is considerable.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 23, 2012
Science-themed rom-com isn't ready for clinical trials.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
March 22, 2012
If you want to enjoy watching a confused scientist grappling with life choices, stick with "The Nutty Professor."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 22, 2012
Clumsy, awkward, unfunny indie rom-com about a grad-student scientist trying to quantify whether or not she's really in love.
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
March 20, 2012
Takes a frenzied late turn into espionage territory, an attempt to gather momentum that only makes the film more tiresome.
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
March 19, 2012
The film, in its defense, is far too vacuous to be accused of having any kind of agenda-it just happens to get its politics wrong along with everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 4, 2012
The tepid indie feelgood romcom follows a too familiar formulaic storyline to hold my interest.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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