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Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux) Reviews

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2001
A film in which the camera's point of view never changes can start to feel claustrophobic. But the originality of the concept and the quality of the performances help to compensate.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2001
The last few minutes of this movie are strangely moving. What leads up to them is shot through with dark humor and scathing satire.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 2, 2001
What's surprising is how easy it is to sit still for.
Kieran Grant
Jam! Movies
September 14, 2001
While that leads to a conclusion that seems straight out of a student film, Renders does effectively create a sense of claustrophobia by plunking his audience down in the middle of Thomas' world.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 14, 2001
Innovative and thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 10, 2001
For a film that takes place entirely within the confines of the main character's computer screen, the Belgian Thomas in Love is amazingly interesting stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Barry Johnson
August 29, 2001
A clever satire.
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 17, 2001
Thomas in Love touches on so many subjects and is so visually interesting to watch that it won't just enrich your weekend movie plans, but stimulate your way of thinking as well.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2001
A good story about a fellow who really needs to leave his room.
Greg Muskewitz
August 9, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 9, 2001
The Dutch director Pierre Paul Renders ingeniously conjures the image of a control freak society that is sinister in its very playfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

E! Online
August 9, 2001
The best and worst thing about the tale is that we never actually see Thomas. We only view events from his first-person and isolated perspective. The effect is both alienating and compelling.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 9, 2001
At 97 minutes, [Renders and Blasband] manage to get about all they possibly can out of this unusual narrative ploy.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 8, 2001
One of the year's small finds -- that rare art-house date movie.
Arthur Lazere
August 5, 2001
gentle, pointed satire and a very human story of disengagement
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 4, 2001
An intriguing work about modern loneliness, mediated relationships, cybersex, and the narcissism of cocooned individuals.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 3, 2001
The fact that we never see [Thomas'] face or his eyes, and yet still get to know him, is a magic trick that the film performs fluidly and gracefully.
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Gene Seymour
August 3, 2001
Dark wit and shrewd social observation sustain this cunning, unnerving conceit by director Pierre-Paul Renders and writer Philippe Blasband.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 3, 2001
The film is full of ingenious details and effective character sketches (Thomas has a mother who would give Woody Allen the willies) that go a long way toward covering up its conventionalities.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
August 3, 2001
While talky and gimmicky, this witty Gallic film spins a sci-fi scenario near enough to reality that anyone who frequents the information superhighway can relate.
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