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The Man from Elysian Fields Reviews

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October 31, 2002
Moves in such odd plot directions and descends into such message-mongering moralism that its good qualities are obscured.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2002
A pointed, often tender, examination of the pros and cons of unconditional love and familial duties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2002
Everything about the production is tasteful and carefully modulated -- but there's no spunk here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2002
Only the charm and attractiveness of the cast keeps this movie from the remainder bin.
October 22, 2002
The Man From Elysian Fields is a cold, bliss-less work that groans along thinking itself some important comment on how life throws us some beguiling curves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 18, 2002
May not be perfect but must be given credit for all that it does right.
October 18, 2002
The story's so preposterous that I didn't believe it for a second, despite the best efforts of everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
This good-looking, well-acted but sloooow-moving film is a parable, and a rather obvious one at that.
Read More | Original Score: C-
October 18, 2002
One wishes Elysian Fields gave us more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
Even as make-believe, Elysian Fields offers a stupefying estrangement from reality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
The movie has an interesting premise with some nice twists and turns, character studies, and an appealing edginess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2002
Every scene is contrived to advance the film toward its predetermined end, and the characters consistently act the way people never do in real situations. Even so, the movie is relatively fun to watch, thanks mostly to the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 17, 2002
The actors are appealing, but Elysian Fields is idiotic and absurdly sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 17, 2002
From the get-go, the story remains bogged down in its rather limited morass.
October 17, 2002
Nothing, not a single character, gesture or exchange, rings true. When you think about it, that's some accomplishment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 17, 2002
Garcia, Coburn and particularly Jagger surprise throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
Labored, pretentious riff on American Gigolo.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 11, 2002
Too many improbabilities and rose-colored situations temper what could've been an impacting film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2002
Jagger the actor is someone you want to see again.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2002
One of those nicely made, well-acted, entertaining pictures that would be sensational if only it didn't suffer from a failure of nerve.
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