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The Same River Twice Reviews

December 9, 2004
At its core, The Same River Twice is about a process everyone goes through, and the recognition that change is inevitable and we can't be young forever.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 12, 2004
Other documentaries have crisscrossed between time frames, but Moss' beguiling The Same River Twice represents one of the most effective uses of the device.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2004
The movie's then-and-now approach proves reasonably interesting, but Same River doesn't dig deeply enough to provide us with more than a series of passing views.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 12, 2004
The documentary The Same River Twice will ring startlingly true to any ski bum who ever went legit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2004
The Same River Twice is far from an arthritic exercise in hippie nostalgia. There is a seasoned richness and vivid specificity to these lives, for all their hurts and losses.
March 4, 2004
Succeeds through articulate, nostalgic sequences of introspection linked by poetic camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2004
A poignant meditation on life as a work-in-progress.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 23, 2004
Intimate, quietly illuminating documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
A river does indeed run through The Same River Twice, and it's rather shallower than director Robb Moss seems to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 15, 2003
Poignant but not particularly deep.
September 12, 2003
Ultimately unsatisfying then-and-now look at some late-'70s free spirits.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 12, 2003
If you can get past the Big Chill setup, there is a fine piece of moviemaking here.
September 11, 2003
It would make a worthy entry on public TV, but just doesn't have the heft for a theatrical release.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 11, 2003
A piercingly poignant then-and-now portrait of five friends who worked as summer guides on the Colorado River in the 1970's.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2003
It's a generous document of cultural passage, and not incidentally, the sexiest naturally nudist American movie since Murnau's Tabu.