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Prime Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
Like most relationship films it has a tendency to self-indulgence. Prime is less about relationships than it is about life lessons - a funny, bittersweet one; but that is unfortunately what a lot of relationships turn out to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
April 17, 2009
"Prime" is an above average romantic comedy that still doesn't quite make the grade.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Really is nice, often charming, occasionally funny.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
November 20, 2006
Not very funny, I didn't like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
Ironically, this therapeutic romantic comedy ultimately suffers from too many unexplored issues.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 22, 2006
Meryl Streep brilla en esta comedia romántica graciosa y disfrutable sobre el amor, los prejuicios, y otras costumbres muy humanas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 12, 2006
You'd get/give a second date after this one. Probably.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
May 12, 2006
[Prime is] an enjoyable romcom, it's sharply observed and has some interesting things to say about relationships. Worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 18, 2006
...mature and surprisingly thoughtful...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
March 6, 2006
All of "Prime" is ripe for the kind of discovery that comes with seeing it on a video store shelf after either passing it a few times or not finding what you wanted the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 12, 2005
A solid romantic comedy that benefits from its ambition to look at the importance of age and religious differences, even if it could have gone deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ryan Devlin
Premiere Magazine
December 6, 2005
It's pretentiously clever premise executed in a very conventional, and ultimately dull manner, Prime is an intended heartbreaker that in execution is an extended flatline.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 2, 2005
Never really rises above comedic fluff, no matter how introspective or bittersweet it becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 11, 2005
The highlight of this complex love story is the moment when Meryl Streep's conservative therapist realises that the intimate details her vulnerable patient (Uma Thurman) is sharing with her, are actually about her own son.
November 9, 2005
The odd thing about Prime is that the film is so neatly constructed and the story so engaging, I have little to say besides please go see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
November 9, 2005
... yet another film that screams, 'Wait for the video release.'
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
November 9, 2005
...boasts a strong cast, but sticks it in too many contrived sitcom scenarios that detract from much of the emotional impact.
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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
November 8, 2005
Abrahams and Streep simply steal a movie dominated by two less interesting characters.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 3, 2005
Prime is as dead as any body at the morgue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
November 3, 2005
A surprisingly wise, mature and difficult look at psychiatric ethics and the inherent problems of dating outside one's age bracket.
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