Chasing Amy Synopsis
A heterosexual cartoonist (Ben Affleck) falls for a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams).
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
This small-scale, low-budget movie is defined by an honest searching quality.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Touching, funny, sweet, and most important of all, real -- a welcome breath of fresh air.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
While the surface of his film sparkles with sharp, ironic dialogue, deeper issues are forming, and Chasing Amy develops into a film of...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The hit-and-run outlandishness of "Clerks" was a stunt. With Chasing Amy, Smith has made his first real movie.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Smith shows the grasp of character and offbeat humor that really registered in "Clerks," and a subtler mastery of film fluidity and...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An ingratiatingly sincere attempt to deal with the complications and contradictions of modern romance.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
For all its inconsistencies, this is Smith's most provocative outing yet and certainly the toughest to forget.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The filmmaking technique of writer-director Kevin Smith has matured since the raunchy "Clerks," his popular debut movie; but although his...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Lacks insight and finesse, and feels like a boldfaced Rorschach for Smith's own hang-ups.
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38

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
The intention is there, but the needed emotional maturity isn't.
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Chasing Amy Review

By rocketjsl357
a romantic comedy with a perfect combination of raw honesty, emotional complexity, and raunchy comedy. this film is not just another sexually explicit trip into the world of kevin smith - there are...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Dated romantic comedy wrong for all kids.
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