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Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) Reviews

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
November 1, 2011
A New Hollywood movie suffused in Old Hollywood values.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 1, 2011
It's not a classic, in the sense of being perfectly formed. But the craft work is one of a kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 17, 2008
The result is rather good -- a sort of contemporary 'western' in the timber territory.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Newman's handling of the outdoor scenes, especially those involving work, is -- like his own acting -- restrained but powerfully evocative.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Surprisingly effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Newman starts tunneling under the material, coming up with all sorts of things we didn't quite expect, and along the way he proves himself as a director of sympathy and a sort of lyrical restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4