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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is brilliant, really. It is philosophy, illustrated through everyday events. Most movies operate as if their events are...
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Boston Globe

By Loren King
Resonates with intelligence and a poignancy made more sorrowful by what happened to all of us, but especially to New Yorkers, on that...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It takes a while for this oddball film -- a mosaic of stories in the style of "Magnolia" -- to take hold, but when it does, it grabs you...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Nothing fantastic or supernatural ever happens, but you can still feel cosmic forces at work behind the scenes, conspiring to repeatedly...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Smart, serious and deftly composed, New York director Jill Sprecher's jigsaw anthology film, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, is the...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Avoids pretension by never trying to be more than it is -- an acknowledgment that things frequently are not as bad as they seem. That's a...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The segments are introduced with little clichés or homilies, like "Ignorance Is Bliss," but the fierce intelligence of the script reminds...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What's exciting is that the Sprechers have delved into territory that is normally the domain of literature and have emerged with a film...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Mostly this elegant little film is a case study in the inconsistency of thoughts and feelings. Here, moralists break commandments,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
Judging by the title, though, Sprecher made the movie she wanted to make, and if you're in the right damp-wool mood, you may connect with...
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Rated R | For language and brief drug use