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  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Not particularly good -- meaning navigable, remotely entertaining, pleasing to the eye -- it does, rather nobly, want to hip its audience to gender fluidity. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Has a promising start. But it quickly becomes tiresome and cliché-ridden - not to mention depressing and pointless. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    An appealing, if decidedly unconventional, buddy picture that seems to channel "Midnight Cowboy" while going its own quirky way. show more

  • 50
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    The kind of film that requires a lot of work and patience on behalf of the viewer, not to mention a willingness to set aside prejudices and the fear inherent when we meet people different from us. As such, while you may not necessarily like By Hook or By Crook, you won't forget it, either. show more

  • 70
    The A.V. Club

    The lurching plot goes off the rails about two-thirds of the way through, when Dodge's instability and her mother-quest supersede the mild criminal hijinks, but the film's acting is consistently exciting and unselfconscious. show more

  • 60
    Dave Kehr The New York Times

    The essential humanity of the characters shines through, giving face and form to a subculture the movies have largely neglected. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Long, inchoate scenes are burdened by overwrought plotlines -- But the film is buoyed by moments of pleasure, too. show more

  • 40
    Robert Koehler Variety

    No movie like this about friendship between two young lesbians and their various adventures, punctuated with laissez-faire jump-cutting, should be this boring. show more

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