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  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It is wonderful to see how Sheedy gives shape to this performance -- her eyes, a photographer's eyes, carefully sizing everything up. [18 June 1998, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So perceptive and mature it makes similar films seem flippant. The performances are on just the right note, scene after scene, for what needs to be done. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Sensitive acting and imaginative filmmaking help rescue the movie from potential excesses of its own. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    I suppose High Art is as good a name as any for this pretentious melodrama, an often- diverting but ultimately pointless attempt to wed intellectual twaddle with a soap-opera-ish lesbian romance. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Has a subtle magnetism, and a real human pulse, especially as it concentrates on its two main characters. show more

  • 50
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Cholodenko's strategy of having the actors, in every scene -- whether it involves Lucy, the boyfriend or the Frame editors -- perform with an intonational flatness approaching monotone pretentiously undermines the effectiveness of her subject matter. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    First-time director Lisa Cholodenko, who has made a powerful and modish film with a subtle and knowing script, is more than ably assisted by a spectacular cast. show more

  • 60
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    Solid debut effort from Lisa Cholodenko. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    A work that shellacs itself into your consciousness. show more

  • 91
    Entertainment Weekly

    Who knew that Brat Packer Sheedy would shine as a heroin-addicted photographer who had too much fame too early? show more

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