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The Man from Elysian Fields Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 28, 2008
What really sneaks up is how involved one gets into these characters and their complicated relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 2, 2003
The tone keeps a marvelous balance between intelligence and pity.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 12, 2003
Acting is what sustains the unstable plot lines.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
February 24, 2003
Best of all is Garcia, who perfectly portrays the desperation of a very insecure man.
| Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 28, 2002
...a trashy little bit of fluff stuffed with enjoyable performances and a bewildering sense of self-importance
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 28, 2002
Smart and full of sharply drawn characters and wonderfully snappy dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 27, 2002
A terrifically engaging, provocative movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 20, 2002
The film is hard to dismiss -- moody, thoughtful, and lit by flashes of mordant humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 29, 2002
If you can look past the leaps in logic and take it in as a morality tale about the consequences of unprincipled affections, then Elysian Fields can offer its share of blissful moments.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 14, 2002
Prancing his way through the tailor-made part of a male hooker approaching the end of his vitality, Jagger obviously relishes every self-mocking moment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
November 14, 2002
Funny and, at times, poignant, the film from director George Hickenlooper all takes place in Pasadena, "a city where people still read."
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 1, 2002
A rare comedy of manners, witty, wicked and worldly, and one of the best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 23, 2002
Only the charm and attractiveness of the cast keeps this movie from the remainder bin.
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
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