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You Can Count On Me Reviews

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
October 11, 2016
Sweet family drama has profanity and mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
May 17, 2011
This feature debute, which gives good name to American indie cinema, is worth revisiting on DVD for the performances of Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 14, 2011
well structured without resorting to flashbacks
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Rogers
December 15, 2010
A score of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites befits siblings accustomed to solitude - passages of mourning and joy given life by characters with proper proportions of antagonism and affection. Unresolved yet complete, it's about replacing fear with truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
The lead characters are extremely well played by Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo. Yet above all it is Kenneth Lonergan's writing and direction that left the biggest mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Sorrento
November 16, 2009
Stylized showmen do Rain Man and Forrest Gump, but it takes a natural actor like Ruffalo to pull off this strange beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
November 9, 2009
Linney and Ruffalo's rapport is warm but raw and unsentimental, capturing the unconditional tough love dynamic that can only exist between siblings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
A quiet, amazingly sharp character study.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Lonergan avoids the faults of many American storytellers by refusing to cast characters in a judgmental light, giving each enough dignity to be convincing and sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jordan Hiller
July 13, 2004
It is a rarity to find a film willing to tell a story through an exploration of the relationship, the romance, between a brother and a sister.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 13, 2003
You won't meet a nicer dysfunctional family all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
The best domestic comedy-drama in ages, a genuine American beauty without all the flash of American Beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 27, 2002
A spare [but witty] rumination on the interconnectedness of independent life and dependent family -- how we all need a place to drop anchor and exhale.
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
Unconditional love is a beautiful theory, Lonergan suggests, but putting it into practice can be exasperating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Collin Souter
May 25, 2002
...feels as natural as a conversation between two people who have known each other their whole lives. One of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 21, 2002
This film offers a literate script and is sensitively directed, it's a brilliant debut as a director for playwright Kenneth Lonergan.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
It compares poorly to stuff like Five Easy Pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
There was an emotional reality that I admired.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
It is a simple, low-budget film that succeeds because of a great script and good performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alex Ramirez
September 5, 2001
La película está tan maravillosamente bien escrita y narrada, que al salir de la sala se respira un aire de esperanza...
| Original Score: 100/100
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