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Smooth Talk Reviews

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Plays uncomfortably like two movies jammed into one.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is almost uncanny in its self-assurance, in the way it knows that the first hour, where 'nothing' happens, is necessary if the payoff is to be tragic, instead of merely sensational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2004
Offers ample and telling observations on adolescence, mother-daughter relationships, familial tensions, and the erotic yearnings of youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 7, 2004
Despite the less-than-riveting vibe, it's impossible to deny Dern's amazing performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
An unheralded gem of a motion picture, and one of the more vibrant and authentic depictions of teenage life in memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
September 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
February 8, 2007
Disregard the incoherent ending, which violates the source material (Joyce Carol Oates story): in her debut, Chopra has made a disturbing tale of sexual awakening set against the 1980s new context of shopping malls; Laura Dern is extraordinary as the lead
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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