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Simpatico Reviews

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
February 14, 2001
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
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
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+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Powerhouse performances can't save sloppy Simpatico from the glue factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
If the film's title sounds like the next Mexican cerveza, it's not inappropriate. "Simpatico" comes wrapped in a fancy label -- Nolte, Bridges, Stone -- but inside the product is flat and weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A movie hobbled by unwieldy visual ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Another example of when bad movies happen to good actors.
January 1, 2000
Is it that the director hates these women, or that Shepard simply can't write a good one?
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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.
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 5/10
Cornell & Petricelli
CinemaSense.Com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
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
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Jeremy Gerard
Variety
February 23, 2012
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Geoffrey Macnab
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007

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January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000

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