The Architect Synopsis
A resident of a crime-ridden housing project wants the original designer to help her close it down.
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Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
A riveting urban drama that tackles a myriad of sociopolitical issues -- conflicts of race, sex, class, marriage and politics -- without...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
LaPaglia and Davis deliver top-notch performances that go a long way toward offsetting the material's didacticism.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There are too many characters undergoing life changes in the story for each to be properly developed in an 82-minute movie. But for the...
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63

Boston Globe

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Perhaps urban-planning solutions are too much to expect from a Friday night at the movies, but in a film this ambitious, the evident lack...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a fairly well-written piece and an even better acted one. And these days, when independent films are increasingly the salvation of the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While it provides a sometimes thoughtful examination of modern sociological issues, The Architect unfortunately succumbs to melodrama in...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Still feels stagebound, inert when it needs to be cinematic.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Every character in The Architect is crazily stuccoed with crisis.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
A movie designed without a proper foundation -- it feels as though it might crumble at any minute.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Though nothing much happens, all of the actors get to do lots of teary close-ups.
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Rated R | For language and some sexual content.