Free Radicals Synopsis
Residents of a small Austrian town are touched by the death of a young woman (Kathrin Resetarits).
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Deftly intercutting between several tenuously-connected lives, Barbara Albert's astringent drama is transformed by bright flashes of...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The parallel stories don't always dovetail with each other smoothly, but the acting is strong and the atmosphere is powerful.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Brims with energy, carefully drawn characters and fine acting.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Austrian auteur Barbara Albert uses complex mathematics, chaos theory and the music of Dutch pop sensation A-Ha to explore the connections...
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
An intelligent, viscerally intellectual exercise in ensemble acting and associative montage, enlivened with some terrific visual and...
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60

Variety

By Derek Elley
An often compelling drama, marbled with dry humor and flecked with the supernatural, that provides food for thought but doesn't quite reach...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Despite the melodramatic plot twists, there's little emotional resonance to the proceedings, and the film's attempts to link them in...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Although Free Radicals overflows with messy feelings, it maintains such a measured distance from the gathered cries and whispers that it is...
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30

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
At first I thought this was a Michael Haneke knockoff, but it's more depressing and less edifying than most of those narrative experiments,...
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