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Based on 28 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Lacks insight and finesse, and feels like a boldfaced Rorschach for Smith's own hang-ups. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    For all its inconsistencies, this is Smith's most provocative outing yet and certainly the toughest to forget. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    An ingratiatingly sincere attempt to deal with the complications and contradictions of modern romance. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    While the surface of his film sparkles with sharp, ironic dialogue, deeper issues are forming, and Chasing Amy develops into a film of touching insights. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    This small-scale, low-budget movie is defined by an honest searching quality. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Touching, funny, sweet, and most important of all, real -- a welcome breath of fresh air. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Smith shows the grasp of character and offbeat humor that really registered in "Clerks," and a subtler mastery of film fluidity and professionalism than anything in the cheesy, amateurish "Mallrats." show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The filmmaking technique of writer-director Kevin Smith has matured since the raunchy "Clerks," his popular debut movie; but although his dialogue is often witty, he still relies on blunt sexual humor to get his point across. show more

  • 38
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    The intention is there, but the needed emotional maturity isn't. show more

  • 50
    Mr. Showbiz

    Until he (Smith) learns the difference between what has meaning and what's meandering, what feels real and what feels contrived, he'd be better off sticking to the funny stuff. show more

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