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World Traveler Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 26, 2002
One senses in World Traveler and in his earlier film that Freundlich bears a grievous but obscure complaint against fathers, and circles it obsessively, without making contact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
April 23, 2002
It believes it's revealing some great human truths, when, in reality, it's churning ground that has long passed the point of being fertile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Larry Carroll
April 19, 2002
Somewhere inside the mess that is World Traveler, there is a mediocre movie trying to get out.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 29, 2002
A lot of good performances but no story.
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
March 19, 2003
I, for one, hope Freundlich gets another shot at a feature. And if he gets it, I hope he proves he knows what to do with it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
April 21, 2002
But buying into sham truths and routine "indie" filmmaking, Freundlich has made just another safe movie. It's not horrible, just horribly mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 12, 2003
The only reason for watching such a shallow and worn drama is because of Crudup's subtle performance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 16, 2002
Freundlich's made [Crudup] a suburban architect, and a cipher.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 18, 2002
The most remarkable (and frustrating) thing about World Traveler, which opens today in Manhattan, is that its protagonist, after being an object of intense scrutiny for 104 minutes, remains a complete blank.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 19, 2002
It's clotted with heavy-handed symbolism, dime-store psychology and endless scenic shots that make 105 minutes seem twice as long.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 25, 2002
A vignette enlarged to panoramic scale.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 26, 2002
A dreary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
January 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 5, 2002
Shot like a postcard and overacted with all the boozy self-indulgence that brings out the worst in otherwise talented actors...
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 12, 2002
The film's needlessly opaque intro takes its doe-eyed Crudup out of pre-9/11 New York and onto a cross-country road trip of the Homeric kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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