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On_Line Reviews

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
June 27, 2003
An engaging, dig-vid portrait of 21st century disaffection that assays, in a manner that feels emotionally correct if not perfectly arranged, the way the Internet binds us.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Fox
TV Guide
June 27, 2003
Structurally innovative, if not terribly insightful, look at sex in the digital age.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
June 27, 2003
While On Line pretends to be about cyber sex ... it's really about sitcom situations and cyber-schmaltz.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
June 27, 2003
It makes you wonder, is there is a market for soft-porn movies for lonely geeks? Isn't that what computers are for in the first place?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 27, 2003
Watching On_Line is a dispiriting experience that leaves you with a nagging 'Is that all there is?' feeling about sex in general.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Erich Scholz
June 27, 2003
Writer-director Jed Weintrob is so busy trying to make important statements about human relationships in the cyber age that he loses control of his whiny, unlikable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 27, 2003
This would-be erotic thriller suffers from the same problem that afflicts so many computer-oriented movies -- namely, that watching characters staring at a screen and typing hardly makes for a thrilling cinematic experience.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
June 26, 2003
It's really just about a bunch of pathetic losers whiling away the hours with their hands jammed down their pants.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Jeremiah Kipp
June 26, 2003
If On_Line fails as a narrative, at least it can purport to be the first movie showing foreplay-to-climax sex chat masturbation sequences.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 26, 2003
What lingers here is great sadness for a lost Atari generation.
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
June 24, 2003
The movie epitomizes the problems inherent in attempting to depict new (and constantly morphing) media -- the inevitable obsolescence, the intangible particularities that resist or get lost in translation.
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 10, 2003
Any film with Hamilton is worth a watch, just for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 12, 2003
A smart, well-made film that treads new ground in the relationship wilderness.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
Tim Merrill
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The raw sexuality sometimes clangs loudly against the glib comedy, but by the end On_Line makes you love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
The same old 'people are lonely' whining, only with new technology.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 1, 2002
A fun, insightful and sensuous romp through a world in which few of us have traveled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
July 18, 2005
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
March 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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