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Wake Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
November 4, 2005
Strong thesping and solid staging, atmospherically accompanied by disorienting, darkly folksy Ramsay Midwood songs make Wake surprisingly watchable.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
June 5, 2004
Feels like a stagy adaptation of an already contrived play.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 28, 2004
Strictly straight-to-video fodder.
| Original Score: 1/4
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New York Daily News
May 28, 2004
A self-conscious exercise in indie-minded pretension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2004
A hackneyed gothic tale invoking those traditional American family values of secrets and lies, the film fails to transcend its derivative literary aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
May 27, 2004
Roy Finch's shrill, derivative independent film is largely a one-set affair that seems to have been transplanted from its natural home somewhere Off-Off-Off Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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May 27, 2004
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
May 26, 2004
As maddening as this clan is, one feels sympathy for the ensemble, which, absent full-bodied characters to inhabit, mug furiously, as if big gestures conjure big themes.
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
May 25, 2004
Fraught with sophomoric lost-innocence metaphors and schematic oedipal tensions.