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Passenger Side Reviews

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April 4, 2011
Passenger Side works through its angsty family-drama-oriented premise with a sarky script, a healthy sense of self-awareness and an amusingly deadpan performance from Adam Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 2, 2011
Here's one of those shuffling, slovenly American indies that can seem vain and inconsequential, or inviting and oddly profound, depending on the talent involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
April 2, 2011
Enjoyable, well directed indie road movie that's by turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly moving, thanks to a sharply written, nicely observed script and pair of pitch-perfect performances from Adam Scott and Joel Bissonnette.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 2, 2011
Passenger Side is strictly a chamber piece. That chamber just happens to be the bustling, visually diverse landscape of Los Angeles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 1, 2011
The siblings are a bit like Sense and Sensibility's Elinor and Marianne: quaint but somehow universal.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cath Clarke
March 31, 2011
Funnier and more intelligent than there are any grounds to hope for: an entertaining, wry tour of LA's scuzzier sights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
March 31, 2011
Bissonnette sidesteps the pitfalls of the indie road movie in some style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine
March 28, 2011
A joy from start to finish. Bissonnette has crafted a unique, funny indie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
March 18, 2011
There's nothing earth-shattering here, but the acting's credible and the wrap-up unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
February 7, 2011
If genre demands that this sort of story should finish in fraternal reconciliation and a never-ending horizon of happiness, Bissonnette prefers to brake and reverse - and the result, though surprising, feels all the more true to life.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 24, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
October 6, 2010
It?s nothing ingenious, but those in the mood for a touch of visual poetry to their familial torment might find plenty to enjoy about this modest drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 30, 2010
An intriguing and funny ride that doesn't hit you over the head trying to be one thing or another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 30, 2010
Simple and smart, Canadian director Matt Bissonnette's Passenger Side is what's known in theatre circles as a two-hander, a two-person play in which everything depends on dialogue and performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 30, 2010
Bissonnette achieves a hypnotic effect with Passenger Side. L.A. slides by in a daze, at once inviting and threatening. Michael and Tobey are just two Canadian dreamers in a city where dreams often die.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
April 1, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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