Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Lynn Shelton crafts a film of astonishingly sustained mood, tying its beguiling atmosphere to the mental states of her characters.
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By Ella Taylor
The cast is more than game. DeWitt's Abby is earnest and searching and a little bit nuts, but we're never encouraged to see her as dumb, credulous or pathetic.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Touchy Feely is minor, but these people are good company.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Laughs come less frequently here than in Humpday and Your Sister's Sister, but the writer-director's empathy for floundering characters is intact.
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The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
There's a great movie somewhere inside Touchy Feely desperately trying to swim to the surface, but its obscurity also comes with an inarticulateness that robs it of its potential.
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In the days since, I have found myself thinking about these characters at unexpected moments. Maybe the film, like its characters, just needs a little time to grow on you.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Touchy Feely seems poised to explore the same issues of embarrassing intimacy Shelton mined in her two last films, Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister. But here there’s a new fantastical element, the kind of magical device that might pop up in a minor Woody Allen film.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Its humor is softer and more ambiguous than that of Ms. Shelton’s earlier films, and its characters are harder to pin down.
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By Peter Debruge
Trading her improv-based filmmaking style for a more traditional screenplay-grounded model, Lynn Shelton delivers an uneven mix of half-formed conflicts.
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Village Voice

Worse than the goofy premise, Shelton fails to enliven the incredibly talk-heavy (but subtext-free) inaction with any sort of visual flair.
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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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