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Stateside Reviews

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Harry Haun
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Stateside has some lopsided storytelling techniques, but emotionally it will get you home.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 31, 2004
Simples e sensível, o filme traz uma atuação estupenda de Rachael Leigh Cook.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 24, 2004
It felt authentic ...
Larry Carroll
May 23, 2004
Everything an independent film should be: daring, experimental, character-driven and thoroughly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 22, 2004
It's so unexpected and unpredictable and so full of tiny grace notes that its ultimate collapse seems almost irrelevant.
Top Critic
Jan Stuart
May 21, 2004
A genuinely affecting love story told without a trace of affect.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 21, 2004
Quirky but involving.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
May 21, 2004
Though much of the movie feels as undeveloped as Mark is, it manages to end the way any decent love story must -- on a sweet, touching note that makes us want to forgive the unsteadiness along the way.
| Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 21, 2004
Anselmo understands that when the situation itself is dramatic, the storytelling and acting don't have to be.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
May 20, 2004
[Anselmo's] sure-footed handling of emotional tone enables his endearing young leads to function in a sympathetic and coherent realm.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 18, 2004
'Stateside' cuddles up to you and makes you care about two lovers who would probably drive you crazy in real life.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 15, 2005
Well-acted but ultimately bland...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 19, 2004
| Original Score: C+
Christopher Zinsli
Film Threat
June 8, 2004
With a better cast than it deserves and a script from which it deserved better, the film is pleasant where it should be rowdy, quaint where it should be refreshing, and altogether far less daring than it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Collin Souter
May 28, 2004
It's as though the actors showed up on the set, picked their lines out of a hat, than spoke them in no particluar order.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 27, 2004
The lovers' nonexistent chemistry doesn't generate enough heat to light a match.
| Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 23, 2004
[L]ike scenes cut from another, far better film...
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 23, 2004
Suffers from a lack of narrative cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 22, 2004
Turns out to be not so much a movie about a Kwazy Person as it is about a Stoopid Person.
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