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What Alice Found Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
September 26, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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
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Todd McCarthy
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
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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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
December 5, 2003
A rough-hewn, modest little road movie of sorts, elevated by a trio of compelling performances and a desire to take the narrative road less traveled.
| Original Score: 2.5/4

E! Online
December 5, 2003
This deep journey is worth experiencing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 4, 2003
Newcomer Grace seems born to the part of an unformed young woman whose character cries out to be shaped, but it's Ivey's unobtrusive skill that shapes their onscreen relationship into something thoroughly convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 4, 2003
What Alice Found, a small, finely wrought drama about a na´ve young woman who gets lost on the American highway, gives that wonderfully salty New York stage actress Judith Ivey one of the chewiest roles of her career.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
December 4, 2003
The screenplay by director Bell is packed with surprises, and the acting is excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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