Palindromes Reviews

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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.
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
In its own peculiar way, it is a more compassionate and useful religious document than Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
May 7, 2005
Let the discomfort commence.
May 6, 2005
Palindromes" isn't a wise movie, or a particularly true movie, but it's an honest one and a singular experience.
May 6, 2005
Not much more than trickery and artifice, and not worth the death of dear, departed Dawn.
May 6, 2005
An intellectually satisfying puzzle.
May 6, 2005
He has a vision. No question about that. But in the end, he leaves us wondering why we should share it.
May 6, 2005
A squirmer of a movie.
May 5, 2005
It's a more challenging trek, but well worth it for some.
May 5, 2005
Indie filmmaker Todd Solondz deserves credit for thinking outside the box and challenging his audience. But this time, he steps over the line that distinguishes challenging from confusing.
May 5, 2005
Unlike anything you've seen at the movies. Plus, the picture is often redeemed by the director's daunting intelligence and pitch-black humor.
Top Critic
May 3, 2005
For a filmmaker supposedly aligning himself with the freaks and geeks of this world, Solondz appears dead set on making bullies of us all.
April 29, 2005
Solondz presents his characters as such exaggerated monsters that they don't resemble human beings as much as helplessly squirming specimens under his poison-tipped probe.
April 29, 2005
It's just shock for shock's sake. It doesn't linger in the imagination the way, say, David Lynch's shocking content often does; rather, you just want it to go away.
April 29, 2005
If you don't want your deepest convictions about adolescence, motherhood, and the abortion wars raked over the coals, you should probably stay home.
April 29, 2005
No comic filmmaker in America today works so hard to stay on the knife's edge between humor and pathos or is so eager to challenge his viewers emotionally.
April 28, 2005
You do not emerge untouched from a Solondz film. You may hate it, but you have seen it, and in a strange way it has seen you.
April 28, 2005
For those willing to take it, Palindromes has its share of backhanded rewards.
April 28, 2005
The most misanthropic, depressing, hopeless film in memory.
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