Film Threat

Just the type of small film that, if given a chance to be seen by audiences, could become somewhat of a hit for grownups ala "Sideways" or "The Squid and the Whale."
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's like the Sixties never happened, or maybe happened too much.
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Chicago Tribune

A slow starter. But what appears to be the cliched "uptight nerd liberated by flighty sprite" tale--done better in films from "Bringing Up Baby" to "Barefoot in the Park"--evolves into something deeper, darker, more resonant.
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By Joe Leydon
Its low-key charms are considerable enough to engage venturesome ticketbuyers.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Has an impressive cast and captures some of that era's fuzzy rebelliousness and humanism, but taken on its own the picture is finally thin stuff.
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Village Voice

Jeremy Strong's minimalist performance in the lead role makes for an unconvincing character arc--he seems almost as ill-at-ease and dispirited by the end of the film as he does at the beginning.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
These characters are fully alive. But the movie attaches them to a conventional, not to say creaky, hip-meets-square drama.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Not a moment rings true in this sentimental drama.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The entire script, which boils down to a hopelessly embarrassing lesson about "this beautiful place that can make people live again," seems to have been written within arm's reach of a bong.
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54 out of 100
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