Spoken Word Reviews

July 30, 2010
Maddeningly ruled by signposts spotted from miles away.
July 29, 2010
It takes the Mexican-American melodrama Spoken Word a long time to express myriad sentiments that we've heard uttered many times before in many ethnic settings.
July 26, 2010
Low key, low budget and low profile character-driven drama is occasionally refreshing, but more frequently small scale to a fault.
July 25, 2010
The familiar plot structure is only the tip of the formulaic iceberg, a foundation for more stale conventions than any indie should dare embrace.
July 24, 2010
Moving poetry, very appealing actors, lovely landscape, and resonant music can't quite make up for the predictable family story and dialogue in a heartfelt film.
July 23, 2010
The film's use of poetry to get at the subconscious mind of its protagonist works well early on but settles into a knee-jerk device that can't distract from the film's pedestrian plotting and direction.
July 23, 2010
Features more cliches than it can comfortably handle and is not helped by its grindingly slow pacing.