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Smoke Signals Reviews

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
A resolutely so-so movie puffed beyond all recognition by non-First Nation critics looking to expiate their dimly-felt sense of historic debt.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The central character is so superficially conceived that you never feel the force of his culture or ethnicity.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
The good news is that Smoke Signals is a movie that requires no dispensation ...
Full Review| Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
A brilliantly performed movie....Beach is a knockout
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Smoke Signals won the 1998 Sundance Festival film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 87/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
The film pokes fun at the interface between life on "the rez" and the dominant white culture. It also reveals how ritual and friendship can be healing medicine.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 27, 2002
It wasn't perfectly put together, the actors were sometimes too enthusiastic or not enough ... but it really touched me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 1, 2000
best film ever made that captures the real character and spirit of modern Native Americans
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Native American themed story has great moments
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
May 23, 2003
A moving and engrossing look at life on The Rez for two Native American youths. Adam Beach's performance is admirable. Irene Bedard is gorgeous and mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Willie Waffle
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Kristian M. Lin
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Movieline
January 28, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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