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What Alice Found Reviews

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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
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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
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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.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 5, 2003
The movie looks like TV from beginning to end, and accentuates the other major compromise of its meager budget.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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
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Gene Seymour
December 4, 2003
It so deftly tweaks your presumptions at every turn that you feel, by the end, that you've traveled somewhere -- and not just along several southbound interstates.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 4, 2003
Sandra, Bill and Alice emerge not as a newfound family exactly, nor as villains and victims, but as three ever-vulnerable human beings doing the best they can to survive.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 2, 2003
Bell stays focused on the interstate milieu, but it's difficult to believe a frame of it.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 24, 2003
Features a compelling performance by Judith Ivey.