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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Adoration, despite a family resemblance to some of his finest work ("The Sweet Hereafter," "Ararat"), is Egoyan at his worst. The movie is slow and airless, with a script so weak one wonders why Egoyan bothered to film it. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Moody, provocative and intellectually ambitious, Adoration is primed to elicit impassioned discussion among audiences. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Adoration, Egoyan's most affecting film since "The Sweet Hereafter." show more

  • 80
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Shot on beautifully utilized film but employing images vividly from the Internet and mobile phones, it's an examination of the power that false ideas may have on people's imagination and beliefs when they are repeated over and over. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Some viewers may find the film confusing; I found it absorbing. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Though there are moments when the drama turns into intellectual debate, the film is also emotional, moving with a fluid, mounting tension and moments of anguish and strange, startling humour. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Adoration, which hinges on a number of coincidences, contains some really fine performances. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Watching Adoration is like juggling three tennis balls, a porcupine, and a graduate thesis, but eventually it finds a unifying theme, that of tolerance melting away racial and intergenerational hatreds. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    After a promising start, this ambitious but ultimately clunky and unwieldy movie dissolves into a pile of ideas in dire need of dramatization. show more

  • 40
    Alan Morrison Empire

    Despite strong turns, it feels little more than an Egoyan lecture on Serious Stuff; lots to talk about, little to enjoy. show more

  • June 09, 2009 psmonkyguy
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    Beautifully haunting, why why why, are we the way we are, it takes a serious look at social opinions, religions, what is right or wrong, leaving the viewer with some soul searching to do. Not only was it thought provoking, it was lovely cinematography that went from in your face with online video chat, to soft emotional flash backs. Arsinée Khanjian keep pushing and pushing your buttons but with such intrigue, you wanted her to push you to the edge. Scott Speedman is so easy on the eyes even as a down and out tow-truck drive his eyes invite you in, while his voice tells you stay out, stay back, don’t. To navigate between these to forces is Devon Bostick who does a stellar job as a high school teenager just trying to find his identity (family) by putting together the piece of his parents past and his now, to create a picture he never could have imaged. It is a must for any Indy fan or art film lover, I wouldn't take some one that needs explosions or the typical Hollywood fanfare this is not that film. Those who like to think and watch an amazing story are in for a treat.

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