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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The film's biggest problem is its psychologically false ending. Having created a complex relationship, Anselmo seems to throw up his hands...
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50

Film Threat

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Though there's nothing especially terrible about Stateside, there's nothing terribly special about it either.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Anselmo, basing his script on a true story, juggles more plots than a full season of "The O.C.," setting his cast adrift in a sea of...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The performances are strong, although undermined a little by Anselmo's peculiar style of dialogue, which sometimes sounds more like...
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40

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
Freighted with far more serious issues than most movies of its kind but neglects or glosses over most of them.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The finely observed moments in Stateside accumulate little emotional power. The promise of something startling and compelling goes...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Ultimately, Stateside ends up a diluted, scattered drama--less than the sum of its parts, but with an impressive cameo list.
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25

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Writer-director Reverge Anselmo has created a movie of ineptness so perfect and unified as to boggle the mind.
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25

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Anselmo handles sensitive issues not with kid gloves, but with a metaphorical baseball mitt, fumbling with tone and obviously laboring to...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you were looking for an actress to play a tempestuous, schizophrenic movie-slash-rock star, you might go for Courtney Love or Angelina...
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Rated R | For language, some sexuality/nudity and underage drinking