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Natural Selection Reviews

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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A mostly contrived comedy whose only real reason for existence is to provide a platform for Rachael Harris to give a true and lovely performance as a middle-age frump who blossoms among the truck stops and the Motel 6es.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

March 16, 2012
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Harris gives it her all, despite Pickering's inability to steer a vehicle worthy of her talents.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 3, 2012
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A cracked road trip, marked by a pair of arresting leads turns, shot through with good intention but lacking in either deft enough execution or a tonal commitment one way or another that would tip it toward honest recommendation.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C-

July 29, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lame indie comedy.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

December 14, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Its creator clearly has talent. He simply lacked the resources to make the movie he envisioned.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 15, 2012
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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[Harris is] the one good thing in "Natural Selection."

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

July 5, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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In the evolutionary spectrum of cinema, "Natural Selection" is like the duck-billed platypus, pretending to be warm-blooded but more than a little fowl.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

July 13, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A commendable ultra-low budget indie road trip flick, "Natural Selection" fails to fire on all cylinders.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 5/10

April 1, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Couldn't be more clumsily obvious in its narrative setup or more flavorless in its lo-fi Americana tone.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

March 13, 2012
Chris French
Paste Magazine

A violent, witty, heart-wrenching and, most of all, awkward tale of one woman's travels to places beyond her own -- places that are painful and depressed, yet intoxicating with excitement.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.3/10

March 15, 2012
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine

Natural Selection works because what it documents is less a transformation and more a return to a former, more natural state for its troubled protagonist.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 11, 2012
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Natural Selection is all about the conflict between our animalistic human urges and our devotion to religious beliefs, and [Director Robbie] Pickering succeeds in telling a truly odd tale with pitch-perfect tonal precision.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

August 17, 2011
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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However gritty this indie comedy may look (cinematographer Steve Calitri seems to be aping William Eggleston's photographs of the American south), it isn't all that different from an Adam Sandler vehicle.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 21, 2012
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: B-

May 2, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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[Harris is] the big reason that "Natural Selection" is so engaging.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 21, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

This movie demonstrates that it's a pretty rough place out there in Flyover Land. Harris and O'Leary are up to the challenge, and Natural Selection is a pleasant surprise.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 25, 2012
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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The loser junkie and the chaste Christian lady make an odd couple, in an odd film, but the oddity gives way to an effortless, persuasive charm. They give us something to believe in.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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A coming-of-age portrait of a sweet, innocent, middle-aged Christian woman who bursts through the confines of a sexless marriage.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 26, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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It'd be easy to thread this story through with condescension, but instead, it's modest and compassionate, a midlife awakening for a woman long out of touch with her own needs.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

March 15, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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In Harris' hands, Linda is guileless but believable, her smile so worn and wary that it almost hurts to see it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 17, 2012
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