83

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
In its own small way, by documenting the petty panic of two people who want to be together but are otherwise entangled, 28 Hotel Rooms is often masterful.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Despite the familiar setup, this is no "Same Time, Next Year," what with its hot-sheets trysts, full-frontal flashes and frank language. But the brief - sometimes very brief - encounters glimpsed here between the film's leads and sole characters (billed only as "Man" and "Woman") are inventive and telling.
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Messina and Ireland thrive under that gaze, and dismaying affectations aside-the characters go needlessly unnamed - the movie articulates the enduring allure of a love defined, and heightened, by restrictions.
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58

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
The movie's conceit grows a bit stale even with a short running time, and ultimately the whole thing feels more like an acting workshop than a full-fledged human story.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
At the very least 28 Hotel Rooms, the first feature written and directed by Matt Ross, is an impressively executed acting exercise for Chris Messina and Marin Ireland.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While Messina and Ireland are fine company, writer-director Matt Ross' conceit tires you out.
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40

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Lacking much dramatic or intellectual stimulation, it's ultimately a limp effort.
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40

Village Voice

Not showing us every aspect of their lives is a fine, even novel, approach, but merely telling us about them instead feels like a fruitless middle ground.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
We're supposed to take their self-pity at face value, an impression that's emphasized by a grinding monotonous humorlessness.
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25

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
You wonder if Hollywood is trying to make a point: sex is joyless, and best experienced by recognizable, and recognizably obnoxious people.
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50 out of 100
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