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Primer Reviews

Anton Bitel
Film4
September 30, 2007
in the second commentary there is some interesting material regarding the film's creative use of shot composition. "Composition is really cheap", is the succinct explanation offered by one of them.
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Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Betsy Bozdech
DVDJournal.com
October 22, 2006
What saves this Sundance favorite ... from falling victim to its own complexity is its very human heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Douglas Pratt
Movie City News
July 20, 2006
You're gonna love the film. It makes Memento seem linear. The dialog is jargon-packed and never slows down long enough to let you digest even a single sentence. It's like the lightening round on a game show, except that you never find out who wins.
May 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Empire Movies
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Movies for Guys
May 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 30, 2005
an ingenious existential thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Landmann
MovieFreak.com
April 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Rod Edwards
Upcomingdiscs.Com
April 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeremy C. Fox
Pajiba
April 23, 2005
Primer isn't for everyone, but for those who enjoy a complex, tricky plot, it marks the debut of an exciting new talent.

Reel.com
April 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
Francis Rizzo III
DVDTalk.com
April 19, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2005
A nerdy Burger King commercial with zero laughs and even less social resonance.
April 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5