The Myth of Fingerprints Reviews

  • Apr 13, 2014

    a good f)(*ed family pic reminded me of 'ordinary people".

    a good f)(*ed family pic reminded me of 'ordinary people".

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    John B Super Reviewer
    Jan 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.

    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.

  • Nov 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.

    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.

  • Feb 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.

    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.

  • Oct 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.

    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.

  • Anthony V Super Reviewer
    Jul 02, 2008

    Some great performances.

    Some great performances.

  • Jun 30, 2008

    A little slow-paced and it never really goes anywhere, but kind of poignant at the same time.

    A little slow-paced and it never really goes anywhere, but kind of poignant at the same time.

  • Jun 01, 2008

    A touching and quirky film about family, life and love.

    A touching and quirky film about family, life and love.

  • May 27, 2008

    Intéressant et très cocasse! J'ai rie et réfléchi...

    Intéressant et très cocasse! J'ai rie et réfléchi...

  • May 05, 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.

    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.