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    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    Listless, self-absorbed slackers stare into computer monitors, groan about their lives and moan during cyber sex in On_Line. It makes you wonder, is there is a market for soft-porn movies for lonely geeks? Isn't that what computers are for in the first place? show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Weintrob's shallow analysis of virtual reality might have been more resonant in the mid-'90s, but he seems well aware that some things are timeless: By the end of his film, he has firmly shifted focus, concentrating far less on the cyber than on the sex. show more

  • 63
    Laine Ewen Premiere

    The movie falls flat at the end, unnecessarily linking all of the characters in what seems to be an attempt to show how it really is a small world after all. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film's redeeming feature is that it knows how sad these people are, and finds the correct solution to their problems: They meet in the flesh. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Faces the same problem of all sex-themed films, in that cinematic sex is often unsexy. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Weintrob's stylish visuals mimic Web technologies, which succeed in making his characters seem all the more removed from reality. Now if someone would find a way to equip theater seats with a ''delete'' key, we could be rid of them completely. show more

  • 25
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    It's really just about a bunch of pathetic losers whiling away the hours with their hands jammed down their pants. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The film is hardly profound, but the form perfectly fits the content.. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A fine example of digital filmmaking, and Weintrob and his co-writer, Andrew Osborne, manage to raise some serious issues regarding the Internet without taking themselves too seriously. show more

  • 60
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    There's nothing unconventional or daring about On_Line, but considering how cheap it undoubtedly was to make, the acting, writing and direction all stand up pretty well; this is more intelligent and better structured than at least half the Hollywood movies I see. show more

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