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Outside Providence Reviews

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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Nostalgic, sentimental!
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Bravo!
| Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Offers an irresistible sketchbook filled with prep school memories.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
I must admit I didn't hear every word. Some were muffled by my groans.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Fitfully amusing but nothing remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Despite a good cast and the requisite selection of classic rock, this is a dead-end teen stoner flick.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Delightful cinematic surprise!
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
A lot of the movie has an honest, slice - of - life feel to it, and that really helps.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Michael Corrente loses his bearings, bringing nothing fresh, and everything bland.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The film, despite never venturing into uncharted territory, is funny, warm, and endearing, and features a protagonist who grows on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Faithfully evokes the era!
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Aggressively bland coming-of-age story!
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
A coming-of-age story of exceptional warmth and humor.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
It's funny and offbeat, sometimes raucous, but it still manages to come at you in gentle layers.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
When the Farrellys have a point to make they know just the right language.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Entertaining!
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 1, 2000
The signature zaniness is missing from director Michael Corrente's adaptation.
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Outside Providence doesn't wear out the small welcome it's won.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie reeks of the kind of atmosphere that makes you reach for the Lysol.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2000
Outside Providence, despite its familiar formula, feels fresh!
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Gemma Files
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The characters are, without exception, surprisingly intelligent and always sympathetic!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Badly written and severely miscast!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Corrente delivers the goods!