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Spinning Into Butter Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 25, 2009
Shelf mold encrusts this misshapen adaptation of Spinning Into Butter, and Rebecca Gilman's 1999 play about racism and toxic political correctness at a small Vermont college 
is lumpy enough as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Peikert
New York Press
March 25, 2009
A fantastic story longing for a better film.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 25, 2009
The title is wrong. They should call it Spinning Into Margarine.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
March 24, 2009
Every line of dialogue sounds contrived, right up to the phony-baloney twist ending.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 24, 2009
Marred somewhat by a pat and rather unlikely conclusion, this movie does have the merit by lifting up the rock and examining liberal racism.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
March 24, 2009
May force the audience to confront its own reactions to the dilemmas ... of a society in which people talk at each other, rather than with each other.
Jason Clark
Slant Magazine
March 23, 2009
Any movie that chooses to open a credits sequence with a Maya Angelou quote and blackface cartoons screams desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 19, 2009
A flawed but needed film about the continuing existence of racism and deep-rooted prejudice exposed on a college campus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 18, 2009
This excruciatingly p.c. worrywart of a film takes the "Little Black Sambo" story and tries to make something trenchant and socially important of it, but merely succeeds in being false, forced and ultimately insulting.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
March 18, 2009
More spin than spinning, this raw race conversation-driven drama taps into timely issues touching on diversity conflicts that persist. But sorry to say, Spinning is no Crash, and comes off more as good intentions dissipating into irresponsible filmmaking.
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Anna King
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 27, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: C
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