Palindromes Reviews

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September 16, 2018
It seems stuck entirely at the level of "what would happen if we tried..."
June 20, 2009
"Palindromes" is a sloppy and muddy film that uses the shock value of seeing adult men humping numerous underage girls as its recurring visual device inscrutably linked to an unclear abortion issue theme.
May 29, 2007
The director's latest trek into the lunatic void, of what can best be described as the cinematic version of clinical depression.
April 1, 2006
November 27, 2005
potentially decent film buried under the thick layers of misanthropy
October 6, 2005
OK, I'll admit it: I've next to no idea what to make of Palindromes, and you know what? I doubt the filmmaker would have a problem with me owning up to it.
September 10, 2005
For all its pompous attempts at seriousness and emotional depth, Palindromes is actually a remarkably shallow affair.
September 8, 2005 all her permutations, may as well be a bug under the director's microscope.
August 30, 2005
[Director Todd] Solondz simply pukes all over the American landscape and all its inhabitants in a nihilistic cinematic chunder...
July 21, 2005
Underdeveloped and uneven yet oddly watchable, the gimmicky "Palindromes" once again cements the conceit that nobody makes films quite like Todd Solondz.
June 17, 2005
Subversive by reputation, Solondz is an acquired taste on his best day, and he's just all over the place with this one. Unpleasantly so.
June 14, 2005
...his most political film to date, yet any commentary Solondz tries to make becomes muddled amid all the depressing weirdness.
June 6, 2005
As long as we're trying Michael Jackson in a court of law, why can't we thrown in Todd Solondz as a co-defendent?
May 28, 2005
[If Solondz isn't] having fun relating Aviva's determinedly depressive misadventures then what has he invited us into the theater for?
May 22, 2005
Mildly interesting, but it examines humanity's hypocrisy and stupidity in not nearly so amusing a fashion as Solondz has done before.
May 20, 2005
Caricature posing as poetic license.
May 13, 2005
My best guess is that Solondz wanted to see how far he could distance himself from convention and still hold an audience. Then he went several steps further.
May 13, 2005
The movie's oppressive atmosphere of flatly rendered, all-consuming determinism leaves it sparkless, pointless and ultimately not very funny.
May 13, 2005
We don't think we understood it. And that's after two viewings, just to be on the safe side.
May 13, 2005
Solondz's satiric targets are obvious but his intentions are mysterious -- possibly even to the filmmaker himself.
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