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Simpatico Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
First-time feature director Matthew Warchus can't keep the plot from bewildering and even distancing the viewer.
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.
January 1, 2000
Warchus seems as at ease with the complexity of the style as he is with directing actors.
January 1, 2000
Much effort and expertise have gone into the making of Simpatico, but, while it's entertaining, it's not as persuasive as it needs to be to succeed fully.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Simpatico pulls up lame way before the stretch.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Improbabilities and all, Simpatico still boasts wonderful scenes and a cast that is truly superb.
January 1, 2000
It's a confounding and unsatisfying film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is so careless about its horse-selling subplot that its melodramatic payoff feels cheap and abrupt.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Warchus' accomplished handling and the stars' flavorful performances lend Simpatico a bittersweet grace.
January 1, 2000
Another example of when bad movies happen to good actors.
January 1, 2000
A movie hobbled by unwieldy visual ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
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
January 1, 2000
Although the central offense of the past is certainly sordid enough, it's not terribly interesting, and no laborious montage can alter that.