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The Treatment Reviews

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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
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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.
| 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
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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.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
June 29, 2007
Who wants to behave well in bed?
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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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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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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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2007
The smart screenplay and the terrific performances more than compensate for the lack of freshness.
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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-
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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
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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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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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John Anderson
Newsday
May 3, 2007
An odd, funny film.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 2, 2007
Oren Rudavsky's The Treatment features a gifted acting ensemble down to the smallest parts, a good mix of whimsy and intelligent discourse, with just a touch of fantasy that never engulfs the narrative.
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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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 1, 2007
Short, sweet, and hardly ever cloying, The Treatment is largely dependent for its success on the quality of its performances.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 30, 2007
The Treatment is not without its flaws but its sterling cast makes it a real joy to watch.