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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Reviews

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 13, 2002
Just what makes us happy, anyway?
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
It wonders what life is all about.
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
September 20, 2002
The overall result isn't drama as much as it is a dissertation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
September 18, 2002
Sort of an existential version of a Seinfeld episode.
Full Review| Original Score: B
D.K. Holm
September 1, 2002
13 Conversations About One Thing is a very unusual but thoroughly accessible film.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
August 22, 2002
The actors really draw you into their Conversations and make you want to know what their sentence in life will be.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
Flawed, the movie certainly is, but Thirteen Conversations About One Thing is essential viewing for moviegoers who don't mind being made to think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 3, 2002
A small, quiet movie, full of surprises and powerful character moments.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
August 1, 2002
Thought-provoking and engaging.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 26, 2002
The dialogue is more vibrant and thoughtful than what you'll find in most movies, and gimmick free.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune
July 25, 2002
Devoid of fights, chases and explosions, the film is a delicate tapestry made from everyday threads
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
July 24, 2002
Sprecher... in no way creates a false pretence of fantasy to placate her audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Collin Souter
July 21, 2002
Thirteen Conversations will probably reach some people and, in turn, maybe even make the world a better place. We can hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic

Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Resonates with intelligence and a poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
It's hard to imagine Alan Arkin being better than he is in this performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kim Morgan
July 12, 2002
It gives you feelings of elation, sadness and humor, sometimes within five minutes of each other.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 12, 2002
Those who are more patient and looking for more from a movie will be rewarded with a thoughtful film that asks more questions than it gives answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 11, 2002
Without getting grand or preachy, the Sprechers use an unconventional approach to coax us into asking ourselves fundamental questions.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 11, 2002
Following Sprecher's morally compromised New Yorkers through a funhouse maze of narrative overlap is never less than a tantalizing pursuit.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kim Linekin
July 11, 2002
An intriguing portrait of New Yorkers colliding with fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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