• Released
  • September 24, 2004
  • NR
  • Comedy Drama
    Ensemble Film
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80

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
If you liked "Magnolia," you'll also like Mind the Gap.
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80

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Warm-hearted but clear-eyed indie effort richly repays audience patience during deliberately paced and provocatively allusive early scenes with a cumulative emotional impact that is immensely satisfying.
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63

New York Daily News

Everyone somehow ends up in Manhattan for a contrived and predictable conclusion. In his last film role, the late Alan King is reduced to a stereotype of a cantankerous Jewish senior.
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60

The New York Times

Mr. Schaeffer takes his time cryptically setting up his characters' situations in the film. When they finally start moving toward one another and revealing their secrets, the revelations flow like diet soda.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Formulaic but surprisingly affecting drama.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
An earnest but overly contrived and overly long tale.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
You can see what's coming five minutes into the movie, but capable acting lends it a certain superficial charm.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
An overly ambitious, overly complex and overly long opus that bites off more than it can chew.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Eric Schaeffer's rip-off -- er, homage -- to "Magnolia," is a marginally better movie than his previous self-absorbed atrocities like "My Life's in Turnaround" and "Wirey Spindell."
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20

Village Voice

In the crass, endless Mind the Gap, Schaeffer dares to ape "Magnolia," telling five barely connected stories with all the grace of a juggler tossing open bottles of Drano.
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46 out of 100
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