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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 8, 2011
lends higher philosophical and spiritual tone ... without preaching
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An interesting and profound drama...
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David Stratton
March 27, 2009
This intelligent, engaging indie introduces very human characters, with seemingly unconnected lives, whose paths cross.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's entertaining, well-written, slice-of-life stuff, but I'd rather spend 90 minutes with one of these stories than flit between several in a manner that does little to illuminate any of them.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 1, 2005
A terrific film that follows several interrelated New York stories and the people barely existing within them.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
November 30, 2005
Poignant, touching, and in moments deeply philosophical, Sprecher's second feature is most interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Turner
June 18, 2005
Clea DuVall again shows why she's one of Hollywood's most under-rated actresses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2005
Initially writer/director Jill Sprecher seems to revel in fashionable cynicism, but her ability to look at the lighter side and her discreet faith in human nature eventually win out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
So packed with intriguing ideas that it's well worth seeing, even if it feels rather clinical and aloof.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
Playfully wavers on the meaning of true happiness, the notion of karma and luck, and the possibility of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 16, 2004
Deposita suas energias nos entrecruzamentos de seus personagens e se esquece de que, teoricamente, deveria girar em torno das visões destes sobre o mundo.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...populated by original characters that're almost always interesting to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joshua Tanzer
March 10, 2003
A dry, dim-looking film that's more about clever structure than meaningful stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
February 11, 2003
Fractured, flowing ensemble piece has a heart of true, sincere humanity -- and two brilliant performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 15, 2003
Those who like to be intellectually and emotionally provoked, and who don't need action or hysterics to achieve it, will find this film sticks with you for a long time.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 14, 2003
This simple idea, though, is told with wit, humor and an interesting warped-time chronology.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 13, 2003
As [the characters] get more depressed, the story gets more tiresome, especially as it continues to mount a conspicuous effort to be profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Thirteen Conversations encircles the viewer in a comforting, open-hearted humanism. It's a quiet, modest piece of work, but no less lovely for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 22, 2002
While the whole of the film is satisfying, it seemed there were a couple of pieces missing from this jigsaw puzzle.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A deft, bracing web of coincidence, fate and consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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