The Secret Lives of Dentists Synopsis
A dentist (Campbell Scott) thinks his wife (Hope Davis) is having an affair.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
One of the best pictures so far this year, marking a high point of Rudolph's career and reconfirming the extraordinary talent Mr. Campbell...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Don't let unpleasant personal dental associations stand in the way of seeing a luminous specimen of independent filmmaking.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This portrait of a failing marriage is one of the summer's great discoveries, and a marvel of mercurial intimacy.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
May not be the best movie ever made about the perils of family life, but it is among the most ruthlessly comic.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An excellent adaptation of a wonderful work of fiction (The Age of Grief).
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Scott and Davis could not be better. You're in for something special.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A melancholy, well-observed film.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tries hard to be a good film, but if it had relaxed a little, it might have been great.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Ultimately, it's a compassionate view of marriage and its stressors. But the filmmaker and actors do their jobs only too well. Watching...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Scott and Davis bring heart-rending sadness and telling detail to their roles, and imbue Secret Lives with something real and true.
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