Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Reviews

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June 13, 2010
If the stories sometimes use Creative Writing 101 devices (like a quasi-prophetic homeless woman), the total effect is as spare and haunting as the film's arid, beautifully shot setting.
August 5, 2008
A collection of five femme-oriented vignettes that are not intricately linked dramatically but overlap characters, this observant, emotionally acute drama is distinguished by a pronounced poetic sensibility in its writing and visual style.
February 9, 2006
Garcia excels at eliciting strong performances throughout and maintaining a consistent mood poised delicately between wry comedy and more serious contemplation of contemporary American female lives.
August 3, 2001
For every moment that sags, there are three or four that stand out as the kind of thing we never get to see in movies.
March 9, 2001
What does it say when a picture like Rodrigo Garcia's lovingly detailed Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, which won the first-time writer-director a prize at Cannes last year, doesn't make it to theaters in this country?
June 13, 2010
An imaginatively constructed soap-opera with a high-powered cast, this film follows several narrative threads, all involving unfulfilled Los Angeles women who find inner peace after learning there are worse things than loneliness.
October 21, 2006
The film has its weak points -- most notably the cartoonish character of Nancy ... -- but as a showcase for quiet, nuanced acting, it can't be beat.
December 6, 2005
I ignored the description of the movie and just went in knowing that Cameron Diaz was supposed to be amazing. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was pleasantly surprised.
June 25, 2005
August 1, 2003
...an intelligent and well-acted flick...
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