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  • Swimfan

    ★★★★

  • Nope

    ★★½

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    ★★

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    ★★

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  • Swimfan

    Swimfan

    When I first saw this at 16, I had a hard time articulating exactly why I liked it, because on paper it should have been terrible. Watching it for the first time in 20 years, I'm a bit closer to being able to articulate the appeal, but only a bit.

    A big part is the casting and performances. Erika Christensen and Jesse Bradford have great chemistry — the movie would be dead on arrival if they didn't — but also, they…

  • Nope

    Nope

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    With very few exceptions, it's pretty hard for me to get into a movie if I don't care about the characters, and the characters in this movie feel more like stand-ins for themes and concepts than actual flesh-and-blood humans. Daniel Kaluuya is a phenomenal actor, but his character is so flat and underdeveloped, I just couldn't find any reason to be invested in his story. His sister is a tad more fleshed-out, but their relationship — and specifically, the nature of…

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  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    I hate this movie. It just hits every single wrong emotional chord with me possible, and I find every character deeply alienating. There aren't many movies that I find more repellant than this. It's just off-putting on a molecular level and I hope I never have to watch it again.

  • 300

    300

    I told you guys this wasn't very good when it came out, and I'm pleased everyone else is finally coming around.