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Public Access Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 7, 2010
Whiley Pritcher is about as pure evil as you are going to see on the screen. Ron Marquette achieves a high level of creepiness in this performance and the rest of the actors are also quite good.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's engrossing, and Marquette is a genuinely scary customer, a dry-cleaned all-American sociopath.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
Slow and a little smug, but the film-makers' imagination saves the day.
Brandon Judell
March 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 11, 2001
Public Access is a prime example of the kind of elliptical storytelling that has become so popular these days and though it suffers some consequential narrative ambiguities, they do not mar the film's overall impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Empire Magazine
March 12, 2014
An uneasy film which sets the viewer up for some surprises and delivers on that promise. Let down, however, by a weak cast of unknowns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
March 12, 2014
As it stands, liberals will feel like the butt of a politically incorrect joke, and conservatives will refuse to recognize Whiley as a kindred spirit. The apolitical will be put off by the director's arty footwork in the service of shadow-satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
October 27, 2010
[Public Access] is serious-minded and bounces around some provocative ideas, but is vague about such important matters as key story points, motivation and overriding theme.
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
January 28, 2003
Upon watching Public Access, it's pretty clear why this film never went anywhere at the time it was made, even though it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
When it comes right down to it, though, Access isn't accessible enough, and it doesn't sprint to the finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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