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April 4, 2003
A film, which, for all its energy, never quite sparks into life.
May 26, 2006
Though I admired the idea behind the film, the execution, and the performances, the material doesn't seem to add up to anything.
November 15, 2001
The one-room structure almost sinks the film because the more uncomfortable the situation becomes, the more you wonder why characters don't just up and leave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 2, 2001
You never quite escape the feeling you're watching a barely adapted TV version of a somewhat gimmicky stage play.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2001
Linklater's movie of a Stephen Belber play is for half its length a dull, two-character drama crying out for fresh blood.
June 5, 2002
Isn't anybody else bothered by the fact that these digital 'films' look like used toilet paper?
November 30, 2001
Linklater's direction -- all fidgety angles and superfluous motion -- tries vainly to goose and energize a situation that far too often is flat, unengaging and even repellent.
November 16, 2001
Feeling far more like a stage play or a cinematic exercise posing as an important film with a strong social statement, the picture is grounded by too many problems to work as well as it might have had it been opened up more, both literally and figurative.
November 26, 2001
"Would you guys just figure out what the fuck you're talking about?" Actual line from the film. Actual way you might feel by the time that line is uttered.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
October 21, 2002
The question that comes to the viewer's mind is: Who cares?
October 12, 2001
Intermittently involving but lacking in wit, style and variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 6, 2001
A failure of a low-budget project if ever there was one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 1, 2001
This really isn't one of those things that warrant the big screen.
November 2, 2001
The banter isn't sharp enough to drive the story, and Linklater's lack of visual elegance is a major hindrance.
November 2, 2001
Seems both derivative and indulgent, equal parts actors' exercise and junior-league Harold Pinter.
November 6, 2001
A pedestrian filmization of a three-character play that comes across like a watered-down combination of Sam Shepard and David Mamet.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 15, 2001
Unfortunately can't transcend its theatrical roots and the actors, good as they are, seem like they're grandstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 19, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2001
Picture a typical student film with its arty angles, bad lighting and pretentious observations.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 7, 2001
A failed experiment with arresting moments.
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