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"...The quality of the cast and LaBute's hilariously savage touches make this movie well worth seeing." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...LaBute achieves a bracing originality....The actors are flat-out wonderful, biting eagerly into juicy roles..." Rolling Stone "...Bleak, scathing, and utterly compelling....Mesmerizingly miserable..." -- Rating: A Entertainment Weekly "...It sustains a psychic ferocity that commands attention..." New York Times "...Neil LaBute is a ferociously talented filmmaker....An awfully funny film, and it features scathingly intelligent dialogue delivered by a talented cast..."Box Office57.20439

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This is the best comedy since THE HANGOVER....It's funnier than the original..."Chicago Sun-Times "[Rock] has assembled a stellar cast....LaBute moves his cast and crew well in and around a handsome set designed by Jon Gary Steele."Hollywood Reporter "[E]ven the movie's more slapstick moments are handled with a dash of elegance..."Movieline56.85162

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This is the best comedy since THE HANGOVER....It's funnier than the original..."Chicago Sun-Times "[Rock] has assembled a stellar cast....LaBute moves his cast and crew well in and around a handsome set designed by Jon Gary Steele."Hollywood Reporter "[E]ven the movie's more slapstick moments are handled with a dash of elegance..."Movieline56.85162

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"[The film] does exert an eerie power....THE WICKER MAN has just enough enigma and weirdness that it gradually stirs to life."Entertainment Weekly56.70927

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"...[NURSE BETTY] produces that shivery feeling when your heart melts but at the same moment you want to burst out laughing....Ms. Zellweger's Betty [is] a perfectly blended mixture of sweetness, innocence, and stubborn determination....A triumph..." New York Times "...Allows [Rene Zellweger] to pull out the emotional stops in a way that audiences can't help but find irresistible....Observing Zellweger as she dispenses her brand of movie magic definitely is good for what ails you." USA Today "...Deserving of accolades....NURSE BETTY is alternately funny, scary and deeply poignant, and it confirms LaBute as one of the most exciting new talents to galvanize the movies..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Zellweger is muffin-fresh....The lines between reality and fantasy, goodness and violence, have rarely been so beatifully drawn as in this tangy dark comedy..." -- Rating: A Entertainment Weekly Ranked #6 in Entertainment Weekly's "Lisa Schwarzbaum's BEST MOVIES OF 2000" Entertainment Weekly "...Zellweger is a dream -- funny, touching and vital in a role that lets her talents blossom....As ever, Freeman delivers miracles; he's as good as it gets..."Rolling Stone "...LaBute sidesteps cliches like a broken-field runner....NURSE BETTY is one of those films where you don't know whether to laugh or cringe, and find yourself doing both. It's a challenge..." Chicago Sun-Times "...Original and unusually humane....A compelling oddity..." Total Film56.70927

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"...The movie raises interesting questions about the power exerted in relationships and the amount of control a person can or should have over another..." USA Today "...LaBute has that rarest of attributes, a distinctive voice. You know one of his scenes at once....He also has a distinctive view of life....It is the surface normality of the characters and their worlds that is scary..." Chicago Sun-Times "...[LaBute's] ideas on art and humanity will make you hoot, holler, curse the actors, damn LaBute and argue like hell with your date. What else do you want from a movie?..." Rolling Stone "...LaBute, adapting his 2001 play, entwines the four in some skillfully intense dialogue..." Entertainment Weekly "...Rudd is a consistent charmer..." Los Angeles Times "...LaBute is one of the most gifted writers to emerge over the last decade, and THE SHAPE OF THINGS is full of tantalizing ideas..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Let's just say it's spectacular and a repeat viewing confirms just how cleverly -- not to mention cheekily -- the writer/director clicks all his pieces into place..." Total Film "Rachel Weisz's brilliantly layered performance as Evelyn -- barbed, vehement and oddly sorrowful -- keeps all options open." Sight and Sound56.70927

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"[The film] does exert an eerie power....THE WICKER MAN has just enough enigma and weirdness that it gradually stirs to life."Entertainment Weekly56.70927

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"Jackson modulates Abel's internal turmoil and heated exchanges with enough shades of loneliness, steely generosity and wicked playfulness to give the actor firm control of our fascination and growing unease."Los Angeles Times "[LAKEVIEW TERRACE] delves often unflinchingly into issues of race, politics and class. Jackson's performance is mesmerizing."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "LaBute keeps the focus firmly on building up and paying off the tension in the film's swiftly unravelling showdown."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "LAKEVIEW TERRACE is a canny, effective mix of personal concerns with commercial storytelling..."Empire56.47202

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"Jackson modulates Abel's internal turmoil and heated exchanges with enough shades of loneliness, steely generosity and wicked playfulness to give the actor firm control of our fascination and growing unease."Los Angeles Times "[LAKEVIEW TERRACE] delves often unflinchingly into issues of race, politics and class. Jackson's performance is mesmerizing."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "LaBute keeps the focus firmly on building up and paying off the tension in the film's swiftly unravelling showdown."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "LAKEVIEW TERRACE is a canny, effective mix of personal concerns with commercial storytelling..."Empire56.47202

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"...Hauntingly directed..." Rolling Stone "...POSSESSION turns out to be a treat for literate moviegoers....It's a teasingly intellectual detective story, a taut comedy on the egotism of academics and a surprisingly affecting romance..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...[LaBute] juggles the two storylines beautifully.....He's a distinctive artist whose vision just continues deepening..." Premiere "...An unusually smart and credible example of the genre..." New York Times "...Paltrow again proves her facility with an English accent....Ehle masterfully portrays the enigmatic LaMotte....Northam, who always strikes the right tone in period films, is dashing and earnest..." USA Today "...Ehle, an actress of dazzling grace, and Northam, an actor born of Byronic romance, bring real fire to their roles..." Rolling Stone "...[Northam] brings an ardent spirit and considered tone to the role....The superb Ehle is the picture of 19th Century English beauty..." Variety "...What LaBute has retained is his acute depiction of a complicated couple....[The writers] demonstrate a true love for the written word..." Box Office40.57441

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3 stars out of 4 -- "It represents a return to the kind of writing and filmmaking with which Neil LaBute made his name."RogerEbert.com "SOME VELVET MORNING's climactic revelation is distinct from those of his previous films in a specific, intriguing way, one that trades brutality for something more poignant."A.V. Club "Neil LaButes latest comment on the battle of the sexes plays out in surprising ways that toy with the viewers perceptions..."Chicago Sun-Times1.012712

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"Like us, the deft and merciless director Daisy von Scherler Mayer sides with the girls, and to stack the deck she's hired five tremendous actresses -- Emily Watson, Zoe Kazan, Mia Maestro, Jennifer Morrison and Kristen Bell -- who thrill to tear poor Brody apart."Los Angeles Times "Kazans scene, which LaBute invented specifically for the movie, is far and away the most powerful....Kazan gives a tremendous performance..."A.V. Club0.3796068

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