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Uncertainty Reviews

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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
November 10, 2009
The result is some nice atmospherics tethered to a cripplingly half-baked existentialism.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 14, 2009
Has an interesting concept along with a terrific cast, stylish cinematography and interesting use of symbolism, but it's often rather bland and too low on imagination, credibility and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 1, 2010
Perhaps Uncertainty is a metaphor for the writing process. You start with a blank page then you have to make a decision, any decision, and follow it as far as you can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Cole Smithey
November 8, 2009
For all of the earnest effort that Collins and Gordon-Levitt exert on characters that they created much improvised dialogue for, you're always aware of the narrative artifice surrounding them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Geoff Berkshire
November 12, 2009
An odd metaphysical exploration that never stops feeling like a stunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
November 13, 2009
Indie drama asks -- but doesn't answer -- big questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stan Hall
December 24, 2009
Uncertainty is a long gimmick stylishly filmed and moderately enjoyable but plagued by tedious stretches and constant reminders of its own artificiality.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 26, 2013
The gimmicky filming technique backfires.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 13, 2009
Excellent New York City location shooting and the ever-reliable Joseph Gordon-Levitt can't salvage this gimmicky, overlong thriller from Scott McGehee and David Siegel...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 11, 2009
Bobby and Kate are puppets on strings, both pulled roundabout through McGehee-Siegel's phony proving ground toward a howler of a final exchange.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
December 11, 2009
The film bets everything on an unconventional structure, but fails to do much with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 12, 2009
The leads are immensely appealing, but the sum of their experiences equals nothing more profound than two earnest people wrestling with a tough decision.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

TV Guide
September 25, 2011
Unfortunately, the movie lacks narrative balance -- not in terms of screen time but in terms of raw audience interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 8, 2010
Rain Li's crisp cinematography gives the entwined stories different but complementary visual styles. Paul Zucker's editing supports each genre then poses fresh questions by leaping from one to the other.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Philippe Garnier
L.A. Weekly
December 14, 2009
You either swallow it and learn to love it, or you start running.
Kam Williams
November 16, 2009
A brilliantly-conceived, well-executed, micro-budgeted, action-packed thriller which gives a whole new meaning to 4th of July fireworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 11, 2009
Some viewers may find fault with the basic idea, but Uncertainty is undeniably fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 17, 2009
A satisfying romantic drama with two alternate stories and a remarkably fresh and vibrant performance by Lynn Collins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 11, 2009
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins are so interesting that it's easy to put up with the decision-making dithering that goes along with the title.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 13, 2009
A taut, skillful exercise in cinematic clockwork.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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