The Favor Reviews

May 16, 2008
It is a flawed but intriguing film that promises better things to come from its filmmaker.
May 9, 2008
While people looking to get away from the big explosions and broad comedy that accompany most summer movies will appreciate the effort, this seems like the kind of thing you should be getting for free on TV.
May 5, 2008
The Favor is that rare film that at every turn exhibits good taste and a sense of restraint.
May 2, 2008
A dreary, interminable drama written and directed by Eva Aridjis, is exactly one-third of a good movie.
May 1, 2008
The Favor ultimately takes itself too seriously and ends up stranded in an unconvincing no man's land of cute bleakness.
April 30, 2008
Writer-director Eva Aridjis has a flat style that's frankly numbing; Wood tries valiantly, but he and Donowho are both dragged down by the script.
April 30, 2008
As an unconscious parody of everything that's wrong with Indiewood, Eva Aridjis's The Favor is brilliant. Otherwise, it's an unwatchable nightmare that brought back bad memories of NYU screenwriting classes.
April 11, 2008
This accomplished and economical debut feature (2006) is refreshingly free of gimmicks, focusing squarely on the hero's awkward attempts to forge a relationship with the petulant teenager.
April 10, 2008
The Favor measures the costs of crushing disappointment and the strength of love, and though those themes are the stuff of soap opera, writer/director Eva Aridjis recruited just the right cast to keep the suds at bay.
June 13, 2006
Eva Aridjis invests her first fiction feature with rewarding depths of humor and feeling that go a long way toward redeeming the occasional tonal awkwardness or overstated emotion.