The Treatment Synopsis
The psychiatrist of an anxious teacher warns him not to get too involved with a wealthy widow.
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
John Zorn's ethnically tinged score is effectively minimalist without succumbing to Philip Glass-style monotony, and Harris Yulin is...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Janssen is an intense screen presence. Too often she's stuck playing humorless towering antagonists. Here, happily, she's allowed to be a...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The film is a pleasant breeze that refreshes, mostly because it's a rare, thoughtful comedy clearly intended for grown-ups.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By John Anderson
Odd, funny film.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The filmmaking is rudimentary in The Treatment, Oren Rudavsky's adaptation of Daniel Menaker's novel, but the feeling for the...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Best of all is Holm, who is consistently hilarious as the sarcastic shrink from hell.
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60

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
This offbeat charmer succumbs to the same airless artificiality that has claimed many recent efforts in the genre.
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60

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Short, sweet, and hardly ever cloying, The Treatment is largely dependent for its success on the quality of its performances--most...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Treatment fails to do anything interesting with Jake.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A wan effort at "Annie Hall"-style comedy, has about as much Manhattan sophistication as a gas station in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
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