Touchy Feely Reviews

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
There is strong character work in here, one or two genuinely touching moments, and some good laughs too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
May 18, 2014
Innocuous then, but sadly lacking the wit and insight of Shelton's far superior Your Sister's Sister.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
May 18, 2014
After a couple of gimmicky transgressive comedies (Humpday and Your Sister's Sister), writer-director Lynn Shelton takes a more observant approach this time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 16, 2014
Everything feels sketchy and unformed in a film with promising elements that fail to gel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
May 15, 2014
Decent performances, but the film as a whole is a dramatic and thematic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leslie Felperin
May 15, 2014
The semi-improvised dialogue has the juicy tang of authenticity in the hands of this highly competent cast, and the players and Shelton never sneer at the characters' new-agey beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 15, 2014
Gentle, warmly human dramedy about a massage therapist who suddenly can't stand to touch anyone... and about how we all need more care and attention than we get. Rosemarie DeWitt is heartbreakingly lovely.
Allan Hunter
The List
May 13, 2014
It has moments that are vaguely amusing or mildly insightful but more often it feels sluggish and insubstantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
May 13, 2014
One of the dangers of going for intimate is ending up inward-looking. Such is the problem facing writer/director Lynn Shelton's modest dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Hughes
Empire Magazine
May 11, 2014
Intermittently funny but erratically structured, it's a rare disappointment from Shelton.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2014
The acting in this film is superb by the entire cast. The characters are well-drawn, well-meaning and interesting. There is no real villain here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jay Stone
December 20, 2013
This is a film that skims over the surface of something interesting but never gets at it. The energy passages remain stubbornly closed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 29, 2013
About as much fun as a dental visit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
November 25, 2013
"Touchy Feely" is light entertainment and well-acted. But, beyond that, pretty shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
The result is a disjointed and inconsequential film whose chakras are in urgent need of realignment.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
October 11, 2013
Despite its hints of New Age mysticism and serviceable performances from an able cast, Touchy Feely is too entrenched in its dour tone to be uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Knight
National Post
October 11, 2013
Writer/director Lynn Shelton has yet to disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 11, 2013
The actors are all first-rate and the performances are fascinating, though Shelton, who shuns exposition, makes you work to figure out the interrelationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 16, 2013
There are some wonderful moments scattered throughout and a fantastically awkward performance by Josh Pais, but otherwise Touchy Feely is something of a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
September 13, 2013
A sharp ensemble cast cannot rescue this woefully contrived drama about a family struggling with connections and commitment.
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