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"[C]onsistently, horrifyingly funny and sharp-witted..."Los Angeles Times "[A] memorable provocation....[Solondz] is peerless at inventing new and visionary ways to get under your skin..." Entertainment Weekly "PALINDROMES offers many pleasures. Its characters are basically live-action cartoons, but several of the actors, making the most of Solondz's excellent dialogue, turn them into charming monster..." Sight and Sound "It's sometimes sinister, sometimes rapturous. Its strange experimentalism upholds a determination to avoid all accepted notions of the norm. It makes you wonder." Uncut "Solondz likes to put the screws to moral hypocrisy. As always, he goes too far. As always, you don't want to look away." Rolling Stone "Todd Solondz delivers his most sustained cinematic experiment so far....His clammy, darkly hilarious fairy tale will stay with you." Uncut63.19217

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"...Funny and uncannily well written..." Premiere "...Solondz throws himself on the land mine of puberty with blunt honesty and bracing wit..." Rolling Stone "...Accessible dark comedy....DOLLHOUSE is a near-perfect morsel..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Wonderfully-funny-shading-into-brutal....Keen portraits..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...A stark, often funny and always poignant comedy....Solondz challenges in a tough, straightforward manner some of the most prevalent family values in our culture..." Variety "...A winning, confidently handled, seriocomic coming of age tale..." Film Comment "...Mordantly hilarious....A brilliantly malevolent treat..." New York Times "...Highly original....Both funny and poignant..." Los Angeles Times "...It's a funny, intensely entertaining film....[Solondz] shows the kind of unrelenting attention to detail that is the key to satire..." Chicago Sun-Times "It's Solondz's acute observations that impress most: his rounded characters ring painfully true..." Sight and Sound62.85552

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3 stars out of 5 -- "He's either daring you not to laugh or daring you not to care, but either way, you'll laugh, care and worry about the consequences in DARK HORSE, the newest by uggo-auteur Todd Solondz."Box Office "Mr. Solondz brilliantly -- triumphantly -- turns this impression on its head, transforming what might have been an exercise in easy satirical cruelty into a tremendously moving argument for the necessity of compassion."New York Times "While skipping the more shocking turns of something like HAPPINESS,DARK HORSE does feel like a return to the fearless darkness of those earlier films, a tale of a loser who's fully drawn but never allowed to be lovable."Movieline 3 stars out of 5 -- "The saving grace here is the acting: Gelber bringing a bittersweet poignancy to Abe...and Blair finding mopey mirth in a character..."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "DARK HORSE is another of his portraits of anguish in suburbia....There are times when it is dark humor, and then times when it is simply dark."Chicago Sun-Times "[Solondz is] back again, and on top form, with a feature that's darkly comic yet also very touching....There's an air of sympathy in the comedy..."Sight and Sound "DARK HORSE is perhaps Solondz's most straightforward movie....[It finds] the director engaging with his favourite theme: suburban loneliness."Uncut0.7074714

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3 stars out of 5 -- "He's either daring you not to laugh or daring you not to care, but either way, you'll laugh, care and worry about the consequences in DARK HORSE, the newest by uggo-auteur Todd Solondz."Box Office "Mr. Solondz brilliantly -- triumphantly -- turns this impression on its head, transforming what might have been an exercise in easy satirical cruelty into a tremendously moving argument for the necessity of compassion."New York Times "While skipping the more shocking turns of something like HAPPINESS,DARK HORSE does feel like a return to the fearless darkness of those earlier films, a tale of a loser who's fully drawn but never allowed to be lovable."Movieline 3 stars out of 5 -- "The saving grace here is the acting: Gelber bringing a bittersweet poignancy to Abe...and Blair finding mopey mirth in a character..."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "DARK HORSE is another of his portraits of anguish in suburbia....There are times when it is dark humor, and then times when it is simply dark."Chicago Sun-Times "[Solondz is] back again, and on top form, with a feature that's darkly comic yet also very touching....There's an air of sympathy in the comedy..."Sight and Sound "DARK HORSE is perhaps Solondz's most straightforward movie....[It finds] the director engaging with his favourite theme: suburban loneliness."Uncut0.7074714

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"[I]t is the young Dylan Riley Snyder who gives the most engaging performance."Sight and Sound Critic 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he cast render these muddled people understandable....Janney juggles despair with forlorn hope, Charlotte Rampling grabs a brief cameo by the jugular and Dylan Riley Snyder pairs hurt with eagerness."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Both Henderson and Williams fit into the dark Solondz world by skillfully speaking in serious, measured tones, while discussing extreme activities."Box Office "[A] creepy/beautiful, engrossing/repellent follow-up to his 1998 dystopian family epic HAPPINESS....In a staring contest with his audience, Solondz never blinks." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "The actors handle the awkwardness beautifully, each finding a way to make Mr. Solondz's meticulous, slightly mannered dialogue sound like natural speech."New York Times "[A] sharp-edged comic tragedy about families, forgiveness and the unsettling ironies that can threaten to unravel even an ordinary life."Los Angeles Times "This is the Solondz world....He evokes so effectively his own point of view, which is appalling and compulsive."Chicago Sun-Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's clear this is out to provoke as strongly as HAPPINESS did..."Uncut "At times the film plays like a liberal mockumentary..."Movieline0.3467214

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he cast render these muddled people understandable....Janney juggles despair with forlorn hope, Charlotte Rampling grabs a brief cameo by the jugular and Dylan Riley Snyder pairs hurt with eagerness."Total Film "[I]t is the young Dylan Riley Snyder who gives the most engaging performance."Sight and Sound Critic "The actors handle the awkwardness beautifully, each finding a way to make Mr. Solondz's meticulous, slightly mannered dialogue sound like natural speech."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's clear this is out to provoke as strongly as HAPPINESS did..."Uncut "[A] creepy/beautiful, engrossing/repellent follow-up to his 1998 dystopian family epic HAPPINESS....In a staring contest with his audience, Solondz never blinks." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "Both Henderson and Williams fit into the dark Solondz world by skillfully speaking in serious, measured tones, while discussing extreme activities."Box Office "This is the Solondz world....He evokes so effectively his own point of view, which is appalling and compulsive."Chicago Sun-Times "At times the film plays like a liberal mockumentary..."Movieline "[A] sharp-edged comic tragedy about families, forgiveness and the unsettling ironies that can threaten to unravel even an ordinary life."Los Angeles Times0.3467214

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he cast render these muddled people understandable....Janney juggles despair with forlorn hope, Charlotte Rampling grabs a brief cameo by the jugular and Dylan Riley Snyder pairs hurt with eagerness."Total Film "[I]t is the young Dylan Riley Snyder who gives the most engaging performance."Sight and Sound Critic "The actors handle the awkwardness beautifully, each finding a way to make Mr. Solondz's meticulous, slightly mannered dialogue sound like natural speech."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's clear this is out to provoke as strongly as HAPPINESS did..."Uncut "[A] creepy/beautiful, engrossing/repellent follow-up to his 1998 dystopian family epic HAPPINESS....In a staring contest with his audience, Solondz never blinks." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "Both Henderson and Williams fit into the dark Solondz world by skillfully speaking in serious, measured tones, while discussing extreme activities."Box Office "This is the Solondz world....He evokes so effectively his own point of view, which is appalling and compulsive."Chicago Sun-Times "At times the film plays like a liberal mockumentary..."Movieline "[A] sharp-edged comic tragedy about families, forgiveness and the unsettling ironies that can threaten to unravel even an ordinary life."Los Angeles Times0.3467214

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he cast render these muddled people understandable....Janney juggles despair with forlorn hope, Charlotte Rampling grabs a brief cameo by the jugular and Dylan Riley Snyder pairs hurt with eagerness."Total Film "[I]t is the young Dylan Riley Snyder who gives the most engaging performance."Sight and Sound Critic "The actors handle the awkwardness beautifully, each finding a way to make Mr. Solondz's meticulous, slightly mannered dialogue sound like natural speech."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's clear this is out to provoke as strongly as HAPPINESS did..."Uncut "[A] creepy/beautiful, engrossing/repellent follow-up to his 1998 dystopian family epic HAPPINESS....In a staring contest with his audience, Solondz never blinks." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "Both Henderson and Williams fit into the dark Solondz world by skillfully speaking in serious, measured tones, while discussing extreme activities."Box Office "This is the Solondz world....He evokes so effectively his own point of view, which is appalling and compulsive."Chicago Sun-Times "At times the film plays like a liberal mockumentary..."Movieline "[A] sharp-edged comic tragedy about families, forgiveness and the unsettling ironies that can threaten to unravel even an ordinary life."Los Angeles Times0.3467214

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"[T]his is a comic gem, uproarious and heartfelt at the same time....Alan Arkin gives an Oscar-caliber performance..." Movieline's Hollywood Life 3 stars out of 4 -- "[S]omething wonderful: a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it." Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]martly and sympathetically executed....Feelgood fun for all the dysfunctional family."Total Film 4 stars out of 4 -- "[W]hat makes this one fly is its warmth. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is a first-class love-letter to a family of losers."Uncut "The perfect casting makes for some exceptionally confident comedy....With accessible humour and universal themes..."Sight and Sound Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "It's hilarious, heartbreaking and achingly true."Rolling Stone 5 stars out of 5 -- "Full of eccentric but believable characters, witty dialogue and pitch-perfect performances....Touching, hilarious and quirky..."Ultimate DVD "A dysfunctional-family comedy with a difference -- the function progresses from dys to full and loving."Wall Street Journal0.2476582

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"[T]his is a comic gem, uproarious and heartfelt at the same time....Alan Arkin gives an Oscar-caliber performance..." Movieline's Hollywood Life 3 stars out of 4 -- "[S]omething wonderful: a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it." Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]martly and sympathetically executed....Feelgood fun for all the dysfunctional family."Total Film 4 stars out of 4 -- "[W]hat makes this one fly is its warmth. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is a first-class love-letter to a family of losers."Uncut "The perfect casting makes for some exceptionally confident comedy....With accessible humour and universal themes..."Sight and Sound Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "It's hilarious, heartbreaking and achingly true."Rolling Stone 5 stars out of 5 -- "Full of eccentric but believable characters, witty dialogue and pitch-perfect performances....Touching, hilarious and quirky..."Ultimate DVD "A dysfunctional-family comedy with a difference -- the function progresses from dys to full and loving."Wall Street Journal0.2476582

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]martly and sympathetically executed....Feelgood fun for all the dysfunctional family."Total Film "The perfect casting makes for some exceptionally confident comedy....With accessible humour and universal themes..."Sight and Sound Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "It's hilarious, heartbreaking and achingly true."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[S]omething wonderful: a scrappy human comedy that takes an honest path to laughs and is twice as funny and touching for it."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 4 -- "[W]hat makes this one fly is its warmth. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is a first-class love-letter to a family of losers."Uncut 5 stars out of 5 -- "Full of eccentric but believable characters, witty dialogue and pitch-perfect performances....Touching, hilarious and quirky..."Ultimate DVD "[T]his is a comic gem, uproarious and heartfelt at the same time....Alan Arkin gives an Oscar-caliber performance..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "A dysfunctional-family comedy with a difference -- the function progresses from dys to full and loving."Wall Street Journal0.2476582

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