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Not Rated In Theaters 04/21/2006 , 106min.
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Sexual compulsion accelerates adolescent angst in the arty Down Under drama, but while Shortland shows a notable eye for detail, her distracted approach to narrative and an attitude to her characters that's cold as the movie's snowfields make pic most likely to be embraced by serious-minded fest auds. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Somersault faces the difficulty of representing a girl's unspoken desires and anxieties, a challenge Shortland rises to with terrific skill and aplomb. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Dreamy and creepy, tender and terrifying, Somersault is a frank and visceral film that at the same time exudes an unexpected innocence. Full Review
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter
With Somersault, filmmaker Cate Shortland has expertly served up a vivid and touching tale, one told many times before, but in this well-realized mounting, one that sparkles with fresh awareness. Full Review
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
This is the kind of small filmmaking that leaves a big impression. Full Review

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