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The Secret Lives of Dentists Reviews

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August 28, 2003
A faultlessly constructed, artistic look at love, loss and truths we can't ignore.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2003
A moving and eerily accurate glance into the wandering mind of a married man.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 28, 2003
The Secret Lives of Dentists is a darkly fascinating exam of a family in decay.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2003
Up-close dentistry, a violent toddler, a family sick with the flu, and non-stop vomiting. That's entertainment!
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August 26, 2003
The film hits nerves.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2003
Director Rudolph and writer Craig Lucas ... use a wry and compassionate touch as they present this X-ray vision of a relationship long past its annual checkup.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2003
Understands how the small worries of small people are, to them, all the troubles in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 20, 2003
This one is worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 20, 2003
I wasn't sure whether I wanted to laugh out loud or scream my lungs out. But don't be afraid of the film. Be afraid of the conversations you'll have on the ride home.
August 18, 2003
There are many films about marriages that aren't quite working, but I can't name a better one at portraying just how difficult marriage and family life are, despite everyone's best intentions.
August 17, 2003
A muted but engrossing look at marriage at a crossroads.
Read More | Original Score: B+
August 15, 2003
Although this movie is highly watchable as a story, it's the wonderfully loose and believable everyday business -- overworked parents, avoided topics at dinner, precocious children -- that really solidifies the film.
August 15, 2003
That most extraordinary of achievements, the small, quiet movie that imperceptibly takes its viewers by their throats and doesn't let go until its emotionally explosive -- and equally small and quiet -- final moments.
August 15, 2003
Scott and Davis keep you interested in the Hursts' dilemma as a couple wondering when the flame in their romance blew out, and whether or not there's any hope of rekindling it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2003
Mr. Rudolph's opus is already guaranteed a place on my year's 10-best list.
August 14, 2003
A smart, understated, emotionally penetrating drama that tempts one to forgive Breakfast of Champions and Trixie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2003
"The Secret Lives of Dentists" is an understated masterpiece that shows American filmmakers can still make great, not just good, movies.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 8, 2003
Rudolph's sharpest work in years.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2003
Dentists may not be the best movie ever made about the perils of family life, but it is among the most ruthlessly comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2003
An intelligent, perceptive, stylish but quietly controlled study of mid-life insecurity and marital infidelity.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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