Russian Doll Reviews

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December 6, 2005
December 22, 2004
January 3, 2003
There's a charm in these romantic developments that overcomes all its staleness.
December 8, 2002
October 12, 2002
Slightly campy, intriguing and fun!
September 3, 2002
December 21, 2001
Weaving is wonderful as always but the real surprise is Novikova who displays a quirky charm and movie star charisma in her first lead role.
September 7, 2001
Only the farcical setup itself fails, but it can be swallowed for the sake of these enjoyable performances.
September 7, 2001
A breezy pleasure.
August 14, 2001
Generic as it is, it has tangible heart.
August 8, 2001
A talky, plodding romantic comedy in which the viewer is just waiting for the obvious plot twist to happen. And when it does, it's too unconvincing to feel satisfying.
August 3, 2001
Quickly becomes silly and tedious.
August 2, 2001
A tone of lame amiability doesn't compensate for lack of invention.
June 20, 2001
Suffers from a slow-paced, contrived script.
June 15, 2001
It conceals beneath its amiable ethnic facade a diminished version of every generic boy-meets-girl trifle to come out of Hollywood.
June 15, 2001
The film resolves the romantic dilemma in the most artificial and unsatisfying way.
June 15, 2001
Earns its green card for being a humorous and pleasant-enough diversion.
June 15, 2001
The predictable plot unfolds in such slow motion that Russian Doll loiters, as if someone had slowed down the film speed.
June 14, 2001
Makes the romantic comedy genre seem a bit less mechanical, and a bit more genuine.
June 12, 2001
Unlike the matrioshka dolls that serve as the mushy farce's obligatory plot-arc portent, neither the characters nor the movie have any inner layers to reveal.
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