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Pieces of April Reviews

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Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
March 17, 2004
These days, we rarely see realism portrayed so effectively on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 16, 2004
Intelligent, painful, and ultimately very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
February 13, 2004
A collection of indie clichés, it's about as refreshing as being slapped in the face by a five-week-old kipper.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
February 12, 2004
Barely 80 minutes long, this is a movie with the texture of a great short story. ...a comedy -- and a sharp, smart one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
Shot off-the-cuff on drab video, Hedges' holiday-flavored morsel is tasty, if not especially filling.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 8, 2004
Oh my gaw, what is Holmes thinking with those bangs?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 5, 2004
Longer on calculating sourness than on psychologically organic wit.
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
February 3, 2004
Holmes, Clarkson, and Platt steer the course through the straight and narrow and keep the film from becoming an inedible holiday leftover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
January 15, 2004
Skips along, propelled by sharp humour and performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2004
The best movie about Thanksgiving in a long time, maybe ever.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 9, 2004
I found myself weeping like a child missing his mom for days on end.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 2, 2004
Most of the writing is effectively funny, and Clarkson's performance gives the story's dramatic undercurrent some much needed weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
December 31, 2003
It does not help, either, to subject us to the nauseous mindset of Clarkson's character by shaking the camera around so much you'd think it was attached to Elvis' pelvis.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 26, 2003
[The masterstroke is] keeping the family apart for most of the movie and using character analysis as a way of suggesting the dysfunction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 21, 2003
...a solid and quirky dysfunctional family comedy-drama...sharply touching and carries the appropriate tone of wit and genuine forethought to heighten its redemptive vibes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
December 18, 2003
Patricia Clarkson livens things up in a supporting role, but we spend far more time with April, who has no discernable personality.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 13, 2003
What a pleasant and touching little movie this is.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
December 2, 2003
Embodies the tiresome side of independent filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
November 26, 2003
Here, in front of me, was a film trying to talk about family, the holidays, bitterness and redemption, all in such reasonable quantities...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
November 23, 2003
A reasonably fun and poignant family story ... and an ending that almost successfully wrapped everything up in a neat holiday bow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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