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Me Without You Reviews

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
July 5, 2002
If only the story had been shaped with discipline, subtlety and restraint.
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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
July 2, 2002
It's hard to believe that a relationship like Holly and Marina's could survive the hothouse emotions of teendom, and its longevity gets more inexplicable as the characterizations turn more crassly reductive.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 5, 2002
The kind of chick flick that gives chick flicks a bad name.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 9, 2002
Flat, but with a revelatory performance by Michelle Williams.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2002
It's too long, too repetitive, and takes way too many years to resolve to be a total winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nigam Nuggehalli
culturevulture.net
August 9, 2002
The characters, cast in impossibly contrived situations, are totally estranged from reality.
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
November 8, 2002
The story and the friendship proceeds in such a way that you're watching a soap opera rather than a chronicle of the ups and downs that accompany lifelong friendships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 17, 2002
'Me Without You is one-sided...[but] the film has a wonderful knack for capturing each decade's zeitgeist...'
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 12, 2002
The superficial story never seems to have more on its mind that the costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
June 11, 2002
Ponderous, plodding soap opera disguised as a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times
July 11, 2002
The screenplay fails to generate any real sympathy for Holly or Marina once they have passed adolescence.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
July 12, 2002
A toxic friendship is examined over the course of two decades and then, contrary to all on-screen evidence, is endorsed.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 25, 2002
There are several problems with the development of the narrative. Most important is the unequal allocation of audience sympathy between Marina and Holly.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 18, 2002
Something like a pint-sized, pitiable British version of 'Beaches'...an arch and obvious bit of soap opera twaddle.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 23, 2002
As watchable as the film is throughout its first half, the plotting becomes more and more like a soap opera, and neither character is all that interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
August 23, 2002
Goldbacher draws on an elegant visual sense and a talent for easy, seductive pacing ... but she and writing partner Laurence Coriat don't manage an equally assured narrative coinage.
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
September 20, 2002
Although the film deserves some points for trying to describe the intensity of best-friendship between girls, it fails to make them interesting people.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 19, 2002
| Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
July 12, 2002
It's difficult to see why they even like each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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