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Simpatico Reviews

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Michael Dequina
September 7, 2009
With the cast and the pulpy neo-noir storyline, one would never suspect that the film is the crushing bore that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 31, 2007
This is an engaging movie, which shows its theatrical origins, both positively and negatively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 19, 2003
Nolte and Bridges have too much talent to play their uninspired characters.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 4, 2002
The film might as well be called Stagnant, because precious little of emotional consequence for the audience happens.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 30, 2001
Nolte and Bridges are naturals together.
Full Review | Original Score: short
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is so careless about its horse-selling subplot that its melodramatic payoff feels cheap and abrupt.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Instead of permitting its characters to be developed naturally, Simpatico manipulates them to fulfill the needs of its heavy-handed plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Warchus seems as at ease with the complexity of the style as he is with directing actors.
Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
Suspend my disbelief? I couldn't even lift it!
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Simpatico is a textbook example of how to waste a great cast.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The acting is fine.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A movie hobbled by unwieldy visual ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Spencer H. Abbott
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Tt's easy to realize that the overall themes of repressed obsession, buried guilt, broken trust, and emotional betrayal are ones which anybody can relate to, whether they follow the horses or not.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full of exaggerated holes.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
It's a shame Nolte and Bridges weren't cast as brothers, because the two have similar rumpled-suede faces and irritated-bark delivery.
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Debut director Matthew Warchus didn't trim where needed, with some extraneous quiet moments that test the patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Simpatco is a very pretty film, and its stars do as much as possible with their roles. It's just that the roles don't do much for them.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
Simpatico is worth seeing to keep up with Keener's evolving excellence and Stone's continuing effort to stretch her range. But the picture isn't likely to linger in your mind once the closing credits have rolled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Simpatico pulls up lame way before the stretch.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Henne
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Shepard's material has worked its way into categorically better films, and the talents of the creative, ex-Police musician Stewart Copeland go largely untapped.
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