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Simpatico Reviews

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Top Critic
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a confounding and unsatisfying film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Powerhouse performances can't save sloppy Simpatico from the glue factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Reichl
Reel.com
January 1, 2000
Despite a dream cast and an interesting neo-noir setup, his film races straight into tedium.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
Something warm and real comes through in Nolte's and Finney's performances.

IFilm
January 1, 2000
Though British director Matthew Warchus gets quality work from his A-list cast members, their contributions cannot redeem the hackneyed and obvious material.
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times
January 1, 2000
It proves only intermittently engaging as its twisted plot loses energy and becomes confusing in the latter half.
January 1, 2000
The slightly schematic story is enriched by strong performances from all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Tom Sander
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
This deadly slow, boring, overwrought, silly and stilted melodrama is so awful you ask, 'Why did anyone think this was worth making?'
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 1, 2000
Warchus' accomplished handling and the stars' flavorful performances lend Simpatico a bittersweet grace.
Jim Bartoo
Hollywood.com
January 1, 2000
Director Warchus does a fine job of using the strengths of his players as well as the material he's adapting.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Another example of when bad movies happen to good actors.
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Ultimately the film, like the story, is enigmatic and messy and circles in on itself until there is nowhere to go.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
January 1, 2000
Simpatico is interesting only as a collage of scenes among good actors: there's no chemistry in its romantic triangle.
January 1, 2000
Is it that the director hates these women, or that Shepard simply can't write a good one?
Diana Abu-Jaber
Oregonian
January 1, 2000
A challenging and arresting story that unearths compelling insights.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Simpatico never pulls together long enough to amount to much more than a series of prematurely aborted encounters, scenes from a movie sketched but unfinished.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
First-time feature director Matthew Warchus can't keep the plot from bewildering and even distancing the viewer.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Stone doesn't show up until the film is half over and seems to be trying rather hard to make up for the lost time.
Dave Kehr
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Stone relies on letting her mascara run rather than creating a character.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Improbabilities and all, Simpatico still boasts wonderful scenes and a cast that is truly superb.
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