• Released
  • January 26, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 32 min
  • Drama
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Even at her most nihilistic, Cameron Diaz is about as menacing as a boozy college cheerleader.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's a shameless don't-hate-me-because-I'm-beautiful-and-impulsive performance (Diaz), and it throws the entire movie out of balance.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The script hits rough patches, especially when Phoebe and Wolf get it on, but the sisters cut to the heart.
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59

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
In its attempts to chart a young girl's journey from innocence to experience, The Invisible Circus ends up having all the heft of a Nancy Drew mystery decked out in a tie-dyed T-shirt and peasant skirt.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Yet another murky film about the 1970s that's watchable mostly for its cast rather than the story.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
This joyless coming-of-age travelogue is such a downer that not even breathtaking locales can provide a lift.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The revelations of The Invisible Circus don't justify the quest.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director and screenwriter Adam Brooks, adapting Jennifer Egan's novel, doesn't seem to understand what makes a movie relevant.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A fatally insubstantial film.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When flashbacks tease us with bits of information, it has to be done well, or we feel toyed with. Here the mystery is solved by stomping in thick-soled narrative boots through the squishy marsh of contrivance.
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40 out of 100
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