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  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    One reason it rings true is because the script is based on Gaglia's real experiences. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Overall, the performances are surprisingly convincing, but the mockumentary elements – feel out of place and the intrusive. show more

  • 80
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A disturbing look at reprogramming that masquerades as rehabilitation. Having been forced to drink the Kool-Aid, Mr. Gaglia has produced a work that's as much an act of emesis as of filmmaking. show more

  • 50
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Too narratively disjointed to achieve maximum impact, but too emotionally potent in fits and starts to be dismissed out of hand. Ultimately, Over the GW resembles nothing so much as a rough draft for a more conventional feature. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    It's not vivid or harrowing enough to command attention. Worse, at a mere 76 minutes, the movie skips past what seems like lots of crucial exposition in favor of vague flashbacks and confusing inserts. The awkward documentary-style interviews don't help. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Gaglia's torture re-creations become rote quickly, and his cross-processed, color-tinted, randomly inserted, over-zoomed Film School 101 indulgences need their meds adjusted. show more

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