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½ April 13, 2014
a good f)(*ed family pic reminded me of 'ordinary people".
Super Reviewer
January 30, 2012
An indie film trying too hard to be too indie? Perhaps but I found the performances to be compelling. It's nice to see Roy Scheider involved in something that doesn't involve the ocean or a large fish.
½ November 26, 2011
Quite possibly one of the most underrated Independent Films of all time!

Playing out like the audience is the uninvited guest to a dysfunctional New England family's adult child Thanksgiving reunion, you are asked to simply peer into the family secrets and driving reasons for the relative unhappiness of the characters. Complicated enough to illustrate that the siblings still care for one another and their parents, the uneasiness of the lack of communication and the glimpsing loneliness of the cinematography and score combine to make for an emotionally compelling and haunting tale that even the most well adjusted person can relate to at some point. Scripted well, directed finely, and acted to perfection, The Myth of Fingerprints deserves a far better rating than many are willing to concede. My guess is that it hits too close to home for some.
February 14, 2009
With this film Noah Wyle gives a great performance, considering he is an amature to the big screen. Blythe Danner is still as lovely as ever, as are the rest of this astoundingly good looking family. Its Freundlich frist film and it was great effort. Worth the time to watch.
October 17, 2008
C' est la famille typiquement dysfonctionnel. Aucun des membres n' en fait trop. Julianne Moore est bien dans son personnage de frustrée qui se cherche et qui n' arrive pas a se trouver.
Super Reviewer
July 2, 2008
Some great performances.
½ June 30, 2008
A little slow-paced and it never really goes anywhere, but kind of poignant at the same time.
June 1, 2008
A touching and quirky film about family, life and love.
May 27, 2008
Intéressant et très cocasse! J'ai rie et réfléchi...
½ May 5, 2008
An ambitious debut for writer/director Bart Freundlich charting the unrest with a family who gather together for thanks giving. "The Myth of Fingerprints" promises reality and the audience is in fact confronted with a wave of honest, hurting, wonderful, banal, outstanding and intense situations. Everything turns out to be the pure essence of life. During the whole movie the spectator is looking for an extra-ordinary action that makes sure that "The Myth of Fingerprints" is a film, a visualized story, an artificial product but the expectations are again and again reduced to absurdity. 'The Myth Of Fingerprints' "imprints" the thoughts and feelings and the subtle nuances of family life on the viewer so damn well. This movie doesn't just invite you to share the joys and pains of this family, but it grabs you and places you right into the scene. It is almost as if you are there, too, eating Thanksgiving dinner with them, like you were a friend of the family's and have known them for a long, long time. Noah Wyle gives a great performance, considering he is an amature to the big screen. Blythe Danner is still as lovely as ever, as are the rest of this astoundingly good looking family. Its Freundlich frist film and it was great effort. Worth the time to watch.
March 13, 2008
Mildly depressing version of family roots and isolation. Noah Wyle is in it.
February 12, 2008
julianne moore is talented.
February 9, 2008
No plot in particular. Just people being people in a certain situation. Great acting.
January 23, 2008
I didn't enjoy this movie - too many unanswered questions left at the end
January 4, 2008
Underrated movie. Perfect to watch on a rainy day.
November 29, 2007
Brilliant character study on a dysfunctional family. Absolutely wonderful cast.
November 16, 2007
One of my fav movies. Ask Marc the twin. I lve this movie!
½ October 14, 2007
Smart movie. Great acting. Noah Wyle should make more movies.
October 3, 2007
Freundlich's problem is that he has made an essentially interesting movie that never seems brave enough to say what it really intends.
September 2, 2007
Brillant and disturbing movie about a family, dysfunction and the effects of keeping secrets. It's one you'll talk about long after you watch it.
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