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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    [Hartley] changes the script enough so that the integrity of his experiment goes out the window. But he doesn't change enough so that the narrative can have any suspense. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    I liked Flirt better than any of Hartley's films since "Trust." The playfulness he shows here seems better integrated, more meaningful, than the strange narrative whimsies of 1992's "Simple Men" or 1994's "Amateur." [08 Nov 1996] show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    For Hartley, the third time is definitely not the charm. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Most of the time, it's just repetitive. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Like many other cultural experiments (minimalist art, "Finnegan's Wake," the Chicago Tribune's new Friday section), it is more amusing to talk about than to experience. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Flirt has its moments, and Ewell and Nikaidoh are auspicious additions to the Hartley rep company. But Flirt will appeal mostly to Hartley completists. [23 Aug 1996] show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It is a disappointment - just intermittently engaging, and lacking the cohesion of his best efforts, it seems less a fully realized feature than a film-school foible. [30 Aug 1996] show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    Flirt has its ups and downs, but it's certainly an intriguing ride. show more

  • 50
    Baltimore Sun

    It's pretty off-handed, more a theory of a movie than a movie itself. [05 Oct 1996] show more

  • 25
    Portland Oregonian

    Flirt fails because the basic story isn't very good and its retelling adds only incidental insights. [11 Oct 1996] show more

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