The Secret Lives of Dentists Reviews

November 14, 2003
Rudolph's fondness for angular, oblique characterization is ideally suited to the movie's incidental story of sublimated feelings and contradictory impulses.
November 14, 2003
Domestic scenes with the kids are drawn with letter-perfect naturalism.
September 11, 2003
There are movies that have a way of hitting you at a certain time in your life, and this study of being married with young children speaks in satisfying ways.
September 5, 2003
It's funny, honest enough to make you squirm and a film that may make you feel a little bit of the pain on the other side of that shrieking drill.
September 3, 2003
Rudolph's past work has been spotty, but his stress here on familial sovereignty is moving, as is his direction of the three children.
August 28, 2003
A faultlessly constructed, artistic look at love, loss and truths we can't ignore.
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.
August 17, 2003
A muted but engrossing look at marriage at a crossroads.
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.