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On_Line Reviews

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Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury
January 21, 2005
A [reasonably] compelling, refreshingly non-judgmental look at the newest phase of one-handed clapping.
Brian Mckay
May 8, 2004
Although far-fetched at times, On Line gives us likable enough characters and several laugh out loud moments. Director Jed Weintrob has a distinct visual flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 28, 2004
With a fearlessness for being honest, the situations the characters find themselves in are embarrassing and laugh-out-loud funny.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 3, 2003
Amateurish drivel, which is headed for Skinemax in a hurry.
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 11, 2003
The youthful cast is lively enough to make the enterprise almost work, presenting a time capsule of cyber- communication that should be more interesting 20 years from now.
| Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 15, 2003
A 90-minute hairy-palm horror show, one that will strike terror into the heart of anyone who shares a keyboard with a lonely, Web-crazed roommate.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
July 25, 2003
Weintrob's stylish visuals mimic Web technologies, which succeed in making his characters seem all the more removed from reality. Now if someone would find a way to equip theater seats with a 'delete' key, we could be rid of them completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 11, 2003
There's something so familiar and commonplace about this story and its characters -- and maybe that has something to do with how much the Internet is a part of our everyday lives -- it's hard to get particularly thrilled.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 11, 2003
It does a good job of portraying the day-to-day life of these online obsessives, but we realize eventually that they are more interesting because they are online.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2003
If you like scenes of characters sticking hands down their pants, this is the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Judell
July 3, 2003
A pleasant, small comedy that will have you smiling.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 3, 2003
On_Line is the kind of thing I dread -- a movie about digital technology directed by an expert in interactive media and video games.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
July 1, 2003
Doomed by Weintrob's passion for the Web, his passionless characters are little more than manipulated 'bots' -- and audiences, absenting possible hipster appeal, may vote more zeroes than ones for this digital tale.
Laine Ewen
Premiere Magazine
July 1, 2003
At its heart, On_Line is just an old-fashioned movie about people, relationships and making connections in an isolated world. And in this sense, the movie is very successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
June 28, 2003
Well-crafted late-night sleaze.
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Gene Seymour
June 27, 2003
Take away the computers and DSL lines and it's the 1950s of Jules Feiffer and Mike Nichols and Elaine May all over again, without the shrewdness and bite.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2003
A fine example of digital filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
June 27, 2003
A triumph of formula over substance.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
June 27, 2003
Actually admits that human beings think about sex. A lot.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
June 27, 2003
...a savvy, shrewd commentary on the listless self-absorption of modern computer cocooners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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