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The Treatment Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 7, 2008
It's an intelligent and thought-provoking romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Karina Longworth
Cinematical
February 1, 2008
Its otherwise straightforward narrative does what it can to revive the corpse of grown-up romance, with just enough surrealism to save the film from its more serious impulses.
Bruce Dancis
Sacramento Bee
October 12, 2007
A small film about a high school teacher in an elite Manhattan prep school, but it's filled with large doses of wit and insight.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 24, 2007
The Treatment finds its agreeable pace. We've heard this particular story before, but it holds up to a skilled retelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 23, 2007
Oren Rudavsky's adaptation of Daniel Menaker's novel is a quietly enjoyable romantic comedy for adults who like to see characters acting like adults.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
August 12, 2007
This film is so much more believable, amusing and entertaining than the crap we had to listen to in 'Knocked Up'.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
August 12, 2007
--- cerebral, intelligently written and well acted adult fare ---
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 10, 2007
Chris Eigeman finally gets to show his range in this romantic comedy.
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
August 10, 2007
A smart, tender love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2007
Janssen is an intense screen presence. Too often she's stuck playing humorless towering antagonists. Here, happily, she's allowed to be a real person.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
August 9, 2007
Eigeman has been in training for this kind of thing for years, but the pleasant surprise is Janssen, who shows a gift for clever dialogue. This is light fare, but it's smart, enjoyable light fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
June 14, 2007
Treatment has small intentions, but its friendliness and caution with melodrama makes it a swell change of pace from other neurotic essays on self-absorption.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 14, 2007
The Treatment is richest when it zooms in on the testy co-dependence between analyst and analysand. It's high time for a comedy about the decline and fall of traditional psychoanalysis.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 21, 2007
...a decent piece of romantic storytelling, acting and location...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2007
The smart screenplay and the terrific performances more than compensate for the lack of freshness.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 12, 2007
...a slight if enjoyable film whose Freudian theme feels tacked onto the film rather than grounding it...Eigeman gives such an engaging performance, however, that he reminds us how much we didn't know we've missed him.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 9, 2007
The filmmaking is rudimentary in The Treatment, Oren Rudavsky's adaptation of Daniel Menaker's novel, but the feeling for the patient-and-shrink dynamic is authentic. And Holm makes a colorful Freudian who may be more fantasy than real.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 7, 2007
Should find even more interest among indie fans who embrace solid entertainment and terrific work and value sophistication over silliness.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
May 7, 2007
Funny and biting, The Treatment works, at least, as a drama with clever romantic comedy elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Beer
Time Out
May 5, 2007
The film works familiar territory -- the romantic lives of neurotic well-educated New Yorkers -- yet never feels stale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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