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What Alice Found Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 20, 2005
This amateur film looks more like a TV show than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 28, 2004
What we found is a bleak, but interesting look into a world where the line is blurred between good people and bad. Judith Ivey's performance is the real jewel of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
May 21, 2004
It plays like a walk on the wild side dreamed up in a Starbucks.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
May 20, 2004
An almost constantly surprising coming-of-age film with a dark twist that manages to take the high road with what is well-exploited material.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 22, 2004
Assisted by the harsh immediacy of digital video, writer-director A. Dean Bell puts forth his material with utter objectivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 9, 2004
Candidly unsentimental yet utterly human.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 5, 2004
It neither glamorizes nor demonizes truck-stop whoredom; it merely depicts it, with little of the internal strife that ought to accompany it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 19, 2004
The film's somewhat light-hearted tone is wholly inappropriate in what is, in essence, a story of sexual predators.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 19, 2004
Ivey delivers a sassy, no-nonsense performance and Grace shows herself a sensitive young actress, but neither overcomes Bell's pretensions or digital-video limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 9, 2004
A fine merging of means, material and ego -- a nicely acted, simple little road movie vacuumed free of any indie scene smugness or self-satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2004
There's something fresh and honest here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 28, 2003
This digitally-shot feature never seems aware of its subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 23, 2003
A solid character piece that deftly probes the complicity of both sides in a morally dubious relationship.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2003
Ivey is fascinating, cooing nonstop in a cozy Southern accent, friendly and accepting, but also observant and oddly unknowable. It's a performance that even gets better on second viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2003
Sweet, suspenseful, funny, poignant -- and adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 19, 2003
A modest but pungent slice of interstate life.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
December 18, 2003
Bell forces us to see characters from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in a distinctly human light, neither ennobling nor pitying.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 17, 2003
What Boogie Nights did for porn stars, What Alice Found does for truck-stop hookers
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 16, 2003
The whole thing smacks resoundingly of student film, from the youthful protagonist to the road-y premise to the jejune fascination with trailer culture.
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
December 5, 2003
a lesson on how a life-changing story arc makes a character-based drama work so well
| Original Score: 4/5
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