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The Treatment Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
The three main performances are what carry the film
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
May 4, 2007
An offbeat and slightly passť take on the mental health profession along with romantic-comedy filler that lacks whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 29, 2007
While it has an understated poise, the film's portrait of inner male turmoil isn't particularly unique or profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 7, 2007
The Treatment is a movie with its heart and head in the right place. Too bad its aesthetic sensibilities and technical coordinates are not as well situated.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 9, 2007
The Treatment, a wan effort at Annie Hall-style comedy, has about as much Manhattan sophistication as a gas station in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
| Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 18, 2007
Valiant effort, but someone should have begged for a rewrite.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 25, 2007
The Treatment feels too much like an indulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 5, 2007
...our emotional involvement remains superficial, and we never get that sense of uplift that Allen's better romantic city tales have given us.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 19, 2007
The guy we need to love and respect and give our sypathies to -- the center of the untherapeutic little comedy/drama -- isn't in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 1, 2007
This offbeat charmer succumbs to the same airless artificiality that has claimed many recent efforts in the genre.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
June 23, 2007
Considering the furious pace at which Allen himself cranks out second-rate comedies these days, why bother with a limp imitation?
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
June 29, 2007
Who wants to behave well in bed?

Los Angeles Daily News
June 16, 2007
Having an affair of the heart...and mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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.
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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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 10, 2007
Chris Eigeman finally gets to show his range in this romantic comedy.
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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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