• Released
  • July 14, 2000
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Traveling from the tragic to the comic, this multifaceted film is richly acted and imaginatively directed.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Thoughtfulness and artistry ...raise this small, quiet picture to moments of pure epiphany.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A deft, elegant, melancholy tapestry of flawed outreach, and the big reason it succeeds is Podeswa's courage in dispensing with a lot of...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A lot more than the sum of its delicately balanced parts.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The five stories in The Five Senses flawlessly and even artfully create a unified mood.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A story like Five Senses sounds like a gimmick, but Podeswa has a light touch when dealing with the senses and a sure one when telling his...
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63

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It is a gimmick, rather than an idea worth exploring.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Most of the film is so purposefully bound by its construct that it feels more like a creative-writing project (sure, give it an A) than a...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Pseudo art can be fun, though, even if it doesn't quite awaken all your senses.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Our senses may be the stuff of drama, but not when they're treated as nice and neat as this.
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Rated R | For sexual situations, explicit language