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The Low Down Reviews

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May 1, 2001
Thraves lets his story drag as if aimless drama will somehow reflect the aimlessness of his characters' lives. It doesn't; it simply bores.
April 7, 2001
this existential wannabe can't even drop in a wry joke
| Original Score: 2/5
April 23, 2001
Until literally 30 seconds before the credits roll, the film's cast of arguably interesting people don't do a thing worth paying eight bucks to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2001
a hit and miss affair that lacks a cohesive style and story
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 20, 2001
Like an English episode of Friends with few laughs, no plot and little point.
April 20, 2001
The whole thing is shot in an irritating, self-conscious way.
April 20, 2001
Invokes Jean Luc Godard and John Cassavetes as cinematic inspirations, then settles for freeze frames and other directorial tics.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 28, 2001
"The Low Down" is a hapless film that tries to be more artistic than it really is.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
April 13, 2001
A cinematic slice of life cut far too thin to provide any intellectual or emotional nourishment.
Full Review | Original Score: F
April 19, 2001
They talk about nothing. They talk about nothing all the time.
April 20, 2001
One gets the sense that Thraves has seen one too many Mike Leigh movies.
April 20, 2001
In reality, you take the highs with the lows because there's no other option, but that mix makes for a fitful, fidgety movie experience.
April 20, 2001
Thraves' first feature is so personal that he seems too close to it to make it very involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2001
The overall effect is like being trapped watching someone else's home videos, despairing that they will ever end.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 20, 2001
The scenes aren't very believable and the characters never deliver a single insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 20, 2001
One of the most aimless, hard-to-follow films I've seen in a long time.
April 30, 2001
Tries so hard to capture the reality of life's struggles, yet fails to deliver.
October 30, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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