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On_Line Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 3, 2003
Amateurish drivel, which is headed for Skinemax in a hurry.
Read More | 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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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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.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 28, 2003
Well-crafted late-night sleaze.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2003
A fine example of digital filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
June 27, 2003
A triumph of formula over substance.
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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
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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
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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.