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Made-Up Reviews

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 23, 2004
A lot like Tammy Faye Bakker; you just know it has good intentions, but it ends up as a smeary facsimile of what it wants to be.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 12, 2004
It wants, as Kate says about her documentary, to be a 'seminal work on beauty and aging.' But it wears like a gauzy romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2004
A comedy with lots going on and with considerable depth and complexity.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 5, 2004
It's hard to resist this family affair.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
February 5, 2004
Voice-overs and commentaries are piled on top of contrived intimate moments until, despite some easygoing performances, the movie -- the actual movie -- is a blur of undercooked motivations and halfhearted improv.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 29, 2004
The rest of the cast spend so much time trying to avoid tripping over each other and the electric wires strewn all over the carpets that the suspension of disbelief becomes an increasingly strenuous chore.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 24, 2004
Both painfully self-indulgent and awkwardly self-conscious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 23, 2004
Maddeningly unfocused and scattershot.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
January 22, 2004
The well-intentioned but wobbly directing debut of character actor Tony Shalhoub tries to be many things -- romantic comedy, mockumentary, a satire on beauty and aging -- but ends up succeeding at none.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 22, 2004
This smart, deceptively modest comedy about female beauty is full of genuine surprises and odd, improvised moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
January 20, 2004
A ham-fisted satire on the American obsession with appearance, Made-Up is ultimately self-defeating and even offensive.
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
September 20, 2003
The filmmakers do a fine job of focusing on the difficulties of aging in a youth-obsessed culture.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
May 30, 2003
It appears that something has been lost in the translation to the screen.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
May 29, 2003
While it doesn't expose any new truths about the problems posed by reaching middle age, it reflects wisely on the truths that already exist.
Full Review | Original Score: B